Last weekend Wally’s Wine and Spirits as well as Wally’s Cheese Box made an appearance at LA Weekly’s yearly “LA Essentials” food and wine event. Over 2,500 food and wine lovers were in attendance this year at LA Mart in downtown Los Angeles. It was great to see some familiar customers of the Cheese Box as well as introduce many people to our one stop foodie shop. Cheese was eaten, wine was imbibed, and hey, what really could be better!
Follow this link to the Wally’s blog entry to learn more about Wally’s involvement at the 2013 LA Essentials event.
Since we’re on the topic of the Wally’s blog, click here if you missed the entry about our very own Bradley Watkins’ participation in the Cheesemonger Invitational in San Francisco.
Ami du Chambertin – On Sale For: $17.99 – Buy Here
A soft cow’s milk cheese from Gevrey-Chambertin in Burgundy, France. This creamy, rich and delicious cheese has a rind washed with Brandy for slightly pungent flavors. The cheese ages from the outside in, which leaves a smooth creamy texture just under the rind, with a slightly denser center. As the cheese ages, the flavors develop, bringing out tastes of yeast and a mild earthiness.
2009 Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Les Cazatiers – $149.99 – Buy Here
What better way to enjoy this cheese than with a bottle of wine made exactly where the cheese is produced? Our favorite Gevrey Chambertin is Bruno Clair’s Les Cazetiers 1er Cru. Clair’s Cazetiers, a reference point for traditionally made burgundy, is characterized by very low acidity amply compensated by complex tannins of a surprising richness.
Heidi’s Salsa’s – After growing up in a Mexican family surrounded by food, Heidi of Heidi’s Salsas began re-creating some of the salsa recipes that she grew up enjoying. Soon her friends and coworkers were demanding more and more. In 2009 Heidi entered her salsa and won first place in the 30th Anniversary of Los Angeles Farmers Markets salsa contest. We are excited to be carrying her salsas here at the Cheese Box. Made without any corn based preservatives or vinegars, these salsas are the real deal.
Heidi’s Salsa will be in the Cheese Box sampling and talking about their products on Saturday, March 15th from 1pm-4pm.
Heidi’s Salsa Chupacabra’s Revenge Hot! – On Sale For: $5.99 – Buy Here
Can you say ouch? If you are the kind of heat lover that likes to forget what it’s like to taste, then this is your salsa. For Chupacabra’s Revenge, Heidi uses the same fresh ingredients chopped and prepared that you find in the Original, but then takes the heat to extreme heights.
Heidi’s Salsa Original Mild – On Sale For: $5.99 – Buy Here
This Mild Salsa is for those that want to get that fresh taste of tomato and cilantro without the hot burning a spicier salsa will carry. The use of lime juice adds an extra element of freshness that will bring you back chip by chip.
Xochitl Blue Corn Chips – On Sale For: $5.99 – Buy Here
Hand made with Stone Ground Corn and prepared using authentic ancient Aztec methods. Xochitl grinds the kernels of corn with water to create a dough called Nixtamal. This dough is flattened and then oven baked and quickly passed through hot Non Hydrogenated Oil to create their thin and crispy chip.