Monday, November 30, 2015

Where to Eat: 100+ Worldly Cheeses and More @ Wheel House

The Eats: A specialty shop featuring cheeses from around the world, and also wines and beers, gourmet gifts, sandwiches, classes and special events.

The Location: Culver City

The Vibes:
Intimate, casual, homely, inviting

Good for: Cheese lovers and great gift ideas

When-To-Go: Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The $ Factor: $$$ - Cheeses in the display case are $20 
– $50 per pound; you can purchase by the quarter pound

The Names behind the scenes: Owner Alex Josef

The 4-1-1: Wheel House also offers educational and social events, including movie screenings and cheese classes.

Parking Situation: Metered street parking

I’ll Be Back…: To check out a cheese class soon!

Culver City’s Wheel House cheese shop first opened its doors last year, featuring more than 100 cheeses from around the world.

But now, it's not only cheeses you'll find here.

Beginning this Fall, the tiny, two-room storefront with an adorable patio (pictured below) has been adding quite a few selections to keep palates pleased and satisfied.

Wheel House has started to sell 30+ wines, 20+ beers and three ciders. All beverages are meant to compliment and pair with the vast selection of cheeses, which hail from more than a dozen countries, including the States, Italy and Belgium.

Wheel House is also offering a new food menu. Items include cheese and meat boards, three sandwiches served on French baguettes, and seven sides that include Marcona Almonds, Gluten Free Crackers and Bourbon Cured Dried Fruit.

Yours truly had a chance to check out Wheel House’s newest additions at a private media event earlier this month. Several different cheeses and a few finger snacks, such as the bruschetta pictured below were available to feast upon, in addition to eight wines and two ciders.

While there was no doubt that the high quality cheese and wines were enough to keep anyone coming back, what also impressed me was the wide and varied assortment of take home gifts. Artisan chocolates, baguettes, honey comb, black olive tapenade and truffle butter are only but a few of the gourmet goodies available.

So the next time you’re craving some wine and cheese, stop by Wheel House. Grab a bottle and a pound of your favorite cheese, to enjoy in the comforts of your own home, or right at the store.

See you there soon!

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