Live Jazz Blast would like to introduce you our friends and compadres in fine food and wine... our neighbors in Carmel, Kent Torrey and his ultra-friendly staff at The Cheese Shop!

March is here and while it seems that winter still has an icy grasp, we can see spring right around the corner! We are very excited for warmer weather, fun events, spring wine an cheese releases and many other goodies that spring has to offer. We hope to share all of these delights with you in the coming months. In the meantime, here are our Wine and Cheese selections for March and news about our upcoming events at World Of Pinot Noir and Pebble Beach Food and Wine.
- Kent Torrey, proprietor of" the Good Life" !!



The original “Swiss” cheese. This is a very mild Swiss that is classically used in fondue and also as a sandwich cheese. It is wonderful for melting. It has a sweet, nutty flavor perfect for Croque Monsieur.



Taleggio is a wonderful washed rind cow’s milk cheese from Lombardy, Italy. It has a soft (brie like) texture that has fresh, doughy, yeasty aromas, & a light tangy finish. Great for cooking in pasta/pizza dishes, or having slathered on a baguette with a big glass of Lafond Syrah (Also great with a Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, or even a Beaujolais)!!!



Isabella is a traditional Dutch cow's milk gouda aged 20 months with a sweet, fruity, nutty flavor. The unique lactate crystals that form in the aging process gives the cheese a unique shade of gold, as well as, an intense caramelized or butterscotch flavor. Isabella is considered an interesting replacement to Parmesan. Enjoy this cheese with fruit and full flavored red wines.

2008 Leojami Viognier

2008 Leojami Viognier

Fresh, floral and vibrant viognier from Leojami, a new winery sourcing their fruit from the best vineyards in the Arroyo Seco Appellation. Winemaker Ben Spencer ferments in stainless steel and neutral oak barrels, producing a wine of wonderful acidity and crisp citrus flavors that is well balanced with a creamy full-bodies mouth feel. This is a perfect wine to pair with a variety of foods but we recommend enjoying a glass with some fresh goat’s milk chevre and crusty bread.

2007 Isola D'Oro Nerello Mascalese

2007 Isola D'Oro Nerello Mascalese

A great new find for us! Indigenous Sicilian varietal, Nerello Mascalese grown in the jet-black volcanic soil that Sicily is famous for. Fermented 100% in traditional cement containers, it is pleasantly earthy and flowery, with hints of tobacco and notable tannin content. Flavors of dried black cherry and blackcurrant are matched with earthy spice and a silky texture. Enjoy this robust red wine with a nice aged sheep’s milk cheese and a few slices of procuitto!

Upcoming Events

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Pebble Beach Food and Wine
(April 8-11 2010)

We are very Excited to be involved again in the amazing 3rd Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine, the most extravagant Epicurean event in the Country! The Cheese Shop will be highlighted at the Opening night Tasting and during the Saturday Grand Gala. We are always incredibly proud to be part of the event each year and highly recommended attending one of the dinner''s or tasting events, they are unforgettable!

For further information visit or call
866-907-FOOD (3663)

28th Kapalua Food & Wine Festival

See us at the 29th Kapalua Food & Wine Festival (June 11-14th, 2010)

With our dear friend and host: Fred Dame, Master Sommelier.

Monthly Cheese & Wine Club Selections
Monthly Cheese Club Selections

Cheese of the month members receive....

Three wonderful selections equalling about a pound, tasting notes and shipped right to your door, who could ask for anything else.

$29.95/month + shipping

Monthly Wine Club Selections

Wine of the month members receive...

Two wonderful selections with winery notes shipped out monthly. Get two great selections each month from our hundreds of dynamite choices... no end of the bin or close out wines like other clubs have... just AWESOME wines worthy of being in the most discriminating of cellars, YOURS!!

$39.95/month + shipping

Locations & Hours
Cheese Shop ~ Santa Barbara

The Cheese Shop ~ Carmel
Junipero Street & Junipero Ave
Carmel, CA 93923

M-Sat 10-6pm PST
Sun 11-5:30pm PST

Cheese Shop ~ Santa Barbara

The Cheese Shop ~ Santa Barbara
811-G State St. Unit T7 & 8
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
888-688-VINO (8466)

M-Sat 10-7pm PST
Sun 11-6:00pm PST

27th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Cheese Shop Carmel & Santa Barbara

Have a Wonderful March! Hope to see everyone soon at both our stores and hopefully at one of our events! Cheers, The Cheese Shop Inc.
Eat Cheese, Drink Wine, Live Life Happy!!!


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