C'est Cheese Closes After 16 Years
By edhat staff
A popular gourmet cheese shop in downtown Santa Barbara has closed its doors after 16 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located at 825 Santa Barbara Street, C'est Cheese offered a variety of cheeses, meats, and specialty food items.
In 2013 the shop expanded by opening a cafe to offer breakfast, lunch, and in-room dining. The cafe closed in 2017 following the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.
A letter was posted on their website stating:
To our C’est Cheese family,
As many of you know, we had a big set back a few years ago during the Thomas Fire and resulting mudslides. Ever since, we have been working to recover from its impact, but the current pandemic has been more than we can overcome. We hung on as long as we could, but unfortunately the time has come for us to close our doors. With a heavy heart, we regret to inform you that Saturday, July 18th, was C’est Cheese’s last day in business.
Thank you everyone for all of the support and love that you have given us over the years. We never imagined how fulfilling our lives would become when we decided to open up our little cheese shop 16 years ago and for that we are forever grateful. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be a part of this community.
With love to you all,
Michael & Kathryn & the entire C’est Cheese team