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The Cheese Store of Silverlake

If you’ve got a hankerin’ for a hunk of cheese, head on over to the Cheese Store Of Silverlake. Nestled behind Gilly and Intelligensia you’ll find this cheese lovers delight. The moment you walk in the door your mouth begins to water and you are overcome with a sudden urge to host a dinner party. The selection of not only cheeses but wines, olives, breads.. and spreads is great enough to satisfy even the savviest of customers.

Head honcho, Chris Pollen recalls the early days of Silverlake when many people scoffed at his idea of opening a fancy cheese shop in the neighborhood. Open 6 years now, Chris has obviously had the last laugh as his shop has become the go-to place for fine foods. We especially love the panini sandwiches that are grilled to order. The 3 salami muffaletta is to die for!

When asked what he like most about Silverlake, Chris says that he likes the way the city is always changing and evolving… ” Silverlake is just getting started.”

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I have been wanting to take a cheese class to learn about different gourmet cheese and such. I wonder if their shop offers classes or would be open to having them?


too bad the owner (the big guy) is always so grumpy and irritated…you guys are way too nice.


i love to visit the cheese store in silver lake as often as i can. i usually grab a panini and head on over to intelligentsia for coffee or an iced tea. in the process of waiting for my panini (which takes about 5 or so minutes), i browse products and try samples and i always end up buying more than i came in for :>

Tootie & Billie

The big guy may seem grumpy on the surface but he was quite charming and friendly when we interviewed him. The rest of the staff makes up for his grumpiness the rest of the time… they’re always great!


BEWARE!! Don’t buy gift certificates! Got one from my sister (the head master of a Christian school) a couple of years ago. When I went to redeem it a few days ago the big, grumpy owner man announced in front of a room of about twenty that it was fake (a little awkward)! I do admit the certificate wasn’t on their normal paper… I know because I’ve purchased many in the nearly five years that I WAS a loyal customer. Though the owner said that it was indeed his hand writing in ballpoint pen depressed into the paper it must be computer generated (REALLY CRAZY). Who would forge a gift certificate for a mere $50? If you are going to risk jail time GO BIG! Needless to say I will not be returning to somewhere that my (or my families’) honor is in question. This saddens me because I did prefer it to the other nearby options: SAY CHEESE, LA BREA BAKERY, and WHOLE FOODS.

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