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.