- Kent Torrey, The Cheese Shop
Appearances at Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2013:
Kent Torrey and his staff of The Cheese Shop Inc, in the Carmel Plaza in downtown Carmel, California, rocks when it comes to their selections of world class wines, an array of cheeses, and gastronomic gourmet foods.
On any given day you will find Kent and his staff sampling from over 200 different cheeses from around the world, sharing with customers the insights about a cheese’s history and origin, how that cheese can be used in intricate dishes, how to throw wine and cheese tasting parties, or how to pack a romantic picnic.It would be remiss not to remind you that Kent is also known for offering up “cheesy” jokes.
Over the years, Kent has assisted the public and professional trade through various media sources, publications and staged events including: this October’s inaugural LAFW, the World of Pinot Noir Festival, PBFW, Masters of Food & Wine, Blackberry Farm, Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, Taste of Washington, the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival, and this year’s Central Coast Classic. In addition The Cheese Shop has been featured on the Travel Channel worldwide as a “Must See Destination” and showcased on the Food Network for their world famous pesto.
Being from the state of Hawaii, Kent has infused the “O’hana” spirit into this family oriented business, which has celebrated 38 years of eating and drinking! Kent’s mantra: “Eat Cheese, Drink Wine and Live Life Happy!”