Our Story

C’est Cheese is opened its doors in December of 2003 and since that time has experienced quite a bit of growth and change. Today we are a cut to order gourmet cheese shop featuring well over 100 cheeses from around the world along with an artisan selection of cured meats that include Italian prosciuttos, Spanish Jamons and house made pates. We also offer a selection of gourmet food products such as olives, crackers, honeys, vinegars and even a small curated selection of affordable European wines from importers such as Kermit Lynch & Weygandt Metzler.

C’est Cheese is also a niche Catering business with a distinct reputation for incredibly delicious & artfully arranged party platters perfect for smaller gatherings and receptions. We also offer beautiful cheese & charcuterie tables for larger events and weddings. In addition to our party platters, we also offer lunch platters filled with European style sandwiches on fresh baguettes and tasteful dessert platters and dessert tables that compliment our other offerings.

We used to also have a well loved breakfast & lunch cafe that we, sadly, were forced to close in December 2017 during the Thomas Fire. Given the duration of the fire and the time of year that it occurred, we were not able to re-open the cafe.

In June of 2018, we sublet a portion of our space to a growing local winery called Frequency Wine Co. which is owned and operated by its gifted winemaker, Zac Wasserman. And in November of 2018, we opened a housewares shop called La Maison Rouge in the remaining open space. Here one can find a carefully curated selection of unique gifts for the bar, table or kitchen!

For over 15 years, C’est Cheese has had the good fortune to be a part of this incredible community that has supported us through so many growth spurts and changes. As Santa Barbara’s one and only gourmet cheese shop, we look forward to stinking up Santa Barbara for many years to come!

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays & Major Holidays

Address:
825 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.965.0318

 
Owners, Michael & Kathryn Graham

Owners, Michael & Kathryn Graham

CHEESE CLASSES  We began hosting monthly cheese classes back in 2005. They quickly gained in popularity and we soon offered two seatings each month. Led by Kathryn, they feature 5 cheeses from a particular region with an optional paired wine and are a great and tasty way to gather with friends or have a date night while getting to learn a little more about the amazing world of cheese!

CHEESE CLASSES
We began hosting monthly cheese classes back in 2005. They quickly gained in popularity and we soon offered two seatings each month. Led by Kathryn, they feature 5 cheeses from a particular region with an optional paired wine and are a great and tasty way to gather with friends or have a date night while getting to learn a little more about the amazing world of cheese!

LA MAISON ROUGE - OPEN NOV 2018!  Opened in November of 2018, La Maison Rouge is a unique housewares shop offering distinctive gifts and items for the table, bar and kitchen!

LA MAISON ROUGE - OPEN NOV 2018!
Opened in November of 2018, La Maison Rouge is a unique housewares shop offering distinctive gifts and items for the table, bar and kitchen!

Stinking up Santa Barbara since December 2003.

Stinking up Santa Barbara since December 2003.

THE EARLY YEARS…  C’est Cheese began in a storefront that was 850 square feet and pretty much looked liked the pic above from 2003 - 2013.

THE EARLY YEARS…
C’est Cheese began in a storefront that was 850 square feet and pretty much looked liked the pic above from 2003 - 2013.

C’EST CHEESE PART DEUX  In 2013, we took over the 2 spaces adjacent to our original space and went from 850 square feet to 3600 square feet. Our Cheese Counter as of 2014.

C’EST CHEESE PART DEUX
In 2013, we took over the 2 spaces adjacent to our original space and went from 850 square feet to 3600 square feet. Our Cheese Counter as of 2014.

C’EST CHEESE CATERING  C’est Cheese Catering grew organically over the years starting with just cheese platters to now offering full service cheese and charcuterie tables as shown above in addition to a great selection of party, lunch and dessert platters.

C’EST CHEESE CATERING
C’est Cheese Catering grew organically over the years starting with just cheese platters to now offering full service cheese and charcuterie tables as shown above in addition to a great selection of party, lunch and dessert platters.