Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


No Whey! Cheese Week is Coming to Long Beach

Photo by Krista Simmons/LAist
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Here's something that's not for the faint of heart -- or for the lactose intolerant. From January 21 - 27, Downtown Long Beach will be hosting a celebration dedicated to all things cheese. For their first ever Cheese Week, a group of restaurants will be preparing dishes and specials based on the stinky stuff. It’ll be served hot and cold, crumbled and melted, spread and sprinkled, and even on fire.

Highlights include cheese and wild ale pairings at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Chimay beer cheeses at Congregation Ale House, and flaming Saganaki -- a squeaky Greek cheese similar to halloumi served warm over at George’s Greek Cafe.

There are almost 20 restaurants participating in the event. You can find out more info on the cheesy goodness at their site.