571 South Avenue
Rochester, Ny 14620
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(585) 454-COOP
(585) 454-2667


New Local Cheeses, Gourmet Varieties and Old Favorites

Select cheeses from the Rochester region, New York State and around the world!

The Abundance Cheese Department is a simple way to discover the many delicious varieties of cheese that are handmade by farmers throughout New York State.

We source cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, and goat’s milk cheeses, both fresh and cooked.

Whether it’s a nutty finish or a tangy snap, you will no doubt come across something new to delight the palette.

We carry:

  • raw milk cheeses
  • specialty imported cheeses
  • local cheeses (First Light Creamery, Shatyburne, Hillcrest, Ithaca Milk Co. & more)
  • block cheeses
  • shredded cheeses
  • plus much more

    Take a look around the department!

    Buyer: Diane Banks

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    Benefits of Co-Op Ownership

    All are welcome at Abundance. You don’t have to be an owner to shop, but once you’ve discovered the benefits of shopping with us, you might be interested in the benefits of becoming an owner, too.



    We have a service here at the Co-op called 'Special Orders'. Special Orders is essentially like ordering your products straight from the distributor!

    Ordering in wholesale quantities, is an easy way to save your household money. The price does include a mimimal margin for the store, and that percentage is lower for shareholders (one of the perks of being an owner!)

    So, you may be asking yourself - what does wholesale quantities mean?

    Examples of what you can order are things like

    • 50 POUND Bag of Rolled Oats
    • 9 POUND Tub Nut Butter
    • 1 Gallon Dr Bronners Soap
    • 1 POUND Bag Bulk Spices
    • 1 Case (12 cans) of Canned Tomatoes

    To put the savings in to perspective

    The following are prices for purchasing 12 cans (or a case) of Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes - three different ways.

    Off the Shelf

    If you were to come in and purchase twelve cans off the shelf, you would pay: $31.08

    Special Order

    If you were to special order a full case (twelve cans), without being a shareholder, you would pay: $23.37

    Special Order

    If you were to special order a full case (twelve cans), and you are a shareholder, you save even more! You would pay: $21.91

    How It Works

    1. Email the Co-Op


    Please Include:

    • Name
    • Email Address
    • Shareholder Number (if applicable)
    • Phone Number
    • Special Order Details (what you are ordering)

    2. Order Confirmation

    Once your email is received, we'll review your order, then email you back a confirmation. If there is an issue with any of your items, we'll call you on the phone number you've provided.

    The deadline for Special Orders is 3PM, every Wednesday.

    Generally all orders are delivered to the Co-Op the following Monday. Once your order is in, we will contact you via phone.

    3. Payment

    All Special Orders are Prepay. We will contact you for payment information before your order is added to our delivery.

    If we cannot receive payment before the deadline, your order will be placed on hold until payment can be made.

    It is possible that an item you ordered will not be delivered (through no fault of the Co-Op), in that case we can either try reodering for the item for you during our next order, or you will be credited monies owed for that item.

    Find Us:

    571 South Avenue
    Rochester NY, 14620

    (585) 454-COOP
    (585) 454-2667

    Our Hours:

    Monday: 8AM - 8PM*
    Tuesday: 8AM - 8PM*
    Wednesday: 8AM - 8PM*
    Thursday: 8AM - 8PM*
    Friday: 8AM - 8PM*
    Saturday: 8AM - 8PM
    Sunday: 8AM - 8PM

    *First hour of operation for elderly and immunocompromised shoppers.