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Kent Torrey

The Cheese Shop - Carmel, CA


On any given day you can find Kent and his amiable staff sampling over 200 different kinds of cheese from around the world to providing wonderful tips on throwing great wine & cheese tasting parties, and dispensing advice on how to pack a romantic picnic full of their goodies to be enjoyed at Carmel beach during sunset. (Hearsay has it that many marriage proposals were the results of such picnics!)

Over the forty-three years, Kent and his staff have been fortunate enough to assist the public and professional trade through various media sources, publications and staged events with highlights including annual festivals like the Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival, Chef Michael Mina’s Levi Stadium Tailgate, Big Sky Montana’s Vine & Dine, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Relais & Châteaux Gourmet Carmel, Big Sur Food & Wine, Central Coast Classic, Les Amis D’Escoffier Society Foundation Inc., Blackberry Farm Epicurean Events in Walland, TN, Kapalua Wine & Food, ZAP in San Francisco, Los Angeles Food & Wine, Masters of Food & Wine, World of Pinot Noir, and the Taste of Washington (Seattle). The Cheese Shop has also been featured on the Travel Channel worldwide as a "must see destination" and was showcased on the Food Network for their world-famous pesto.

Born and raised from the state of Hawai’i, Kent has infused the ʻohana spirit into this family oriented business, which has celebrated forty-three years of eating and drinking! Kent’s mantra is to “Eat Cheese, Drink Wine, Live Life Happy!”  

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