Monday, October 23, 2006

The Cheese Store

I love the classes offered at The Cheese Store in Beverly Hills. I have been to 3 or 4 of them now, and I am always amazed (and stuffed) by the portions given. The second you sit down, they pour a generous taste of wine. You have a map of the profiled region, a bowl of olives, bread, water, and a cute little Cheese Store pen.

Once the class starts, they give you a little wooden board with five cheeses, and a flight of two wines. Then another flight, then another board, then another flight. 10 cheeses, 7 wines, and usually some interesting cured meat.

This last class I went to profiled the wines and cheeses of Sardinia. After a their attempt of sobering us up with a little bowl of Fregola de Sardi, we all trekked to the store for 10% off everything we could get our hands on. This was the best part! The staff was handing out even more samples of cheese and wine. All it took was, "what is that cheese like? What is that wine like...?" and The Cheese Store was my oyster.

The Cheese Store
419 N Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Anonymous said...

Ahhh, we were just at the Cheese Store the other weekend, truly a great store. We like to go in and give very general descriptions of what we like and taste away. It's fun to walk out with a goat, cow and a sheep cheese that you haven't tried before.

Anonymous said...

We LOVE the Cheese Store, and have always been curious about the classes--so thank you for this write-up! Sounds just amazing.

And I'll definitely have to try out that Zuni bird recipe one of these days. ;)

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Oooh, I am so jealous! This place looks amaaaazing. I can't think of anywhere here that is quite like this, but I think it's a great idea and would probably go over really well with the Italians too. So many cheeses, so little time...