Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I love cheese!

Beverly Hills Cheese Store
419 N. Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I can't say that I've been to a lot of cheese stores. I'll buy cheese at Ralph's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Bristol Farms. All of these places have some decent choices, with Whole Foods being the best of this bunch.
It's a completely different beast at the Beverly Hills Cheese Store. Not only do they have an incredible selection of cheese, wine, cured meats, olive oils and spreads, but their staff is incredibly knowledgeable on the different items.
When you first go in, you usually have to wait for someone to become available to help you. When you do get some assistance, you get the sole attention of that person. The salesperson then asks you what you like, and he will then give you samples of as many different things as you'd like to try. I don't know why, but I can't leave there without 5 different cheeses or meats, minimum.
The Beverly Hills Cheese Store is truly an amazing where you can sample some amazing cheeses and meats from around the globe. I learn so much every time I go there, and the service is great. The only time my salesperson takes his attention off of me is to say hello to regulars that steadily stream through the door. Pictured above is what I walked out with last, as a late afternoon snack. We couldn't come close to finishing, but it was a truly remarkable journey for our tastebuds.


H. C. said...

Big cheesehead here too; you should also try Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Asides from their interesting tasting nights, I find that they're a bit more approachable and less snooty.

Of course, I also can't wait to check out Andrew's Cheese Shop in Santa Monica -- too bad the freshly made mozzarella is only on Wednesdays for now.

Trufflehunter said...

Thanks for the comment! Let me know if you want to hit up Andrew's on a Wednesday. I love fresh mozzarella.

linda said...

Hey, the folks at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills have always been friendly to me. You can stand there and taste cheese and chat and there is no pressure to hurry up or actually purchase, so that is one of things I really like about them. They want you to know about cheese as well as just like it.
I love their montly wine tastings, they are really informal, but I learn a lot.