Part cheese shop and part lunch stop, C'est Cheese sells more than 100 varieties, as well as artisan goods such as jams, olive oils, salumi, and various wines from France, Italy, Spain, and California. Within the red and white storefront, cheese lovers can also order baguette and ciabatta sandwiches from the chalkboard menu behind the counter. Take a seat at the tiny counter along the front window and try one of the seven iterations of grilled cheese, such as the signature combination of Appenzeller, four-year-old Cheddar, and mozzarella. The store also sells grilled cheese’s frequent companion, tomato soup, plus seasonal butternut squash soup with crunchy amaretti cookies.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.