SideDoor announces that the bi-annual Ultimate Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party returns on Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Happening in Five Crowns and SideDoor’s picturesque outdoor patio and garden, this is the ultimate celebration of cheese. The final Cheese Takeover in the series takes place on Wednesday, June 19 and will present a curated portfolio of artisanal New England cheeses. For that evening only, featured cheeses will find their way into select SideDoor menu items. SideDoor’s own certified cheesemonger, Tracy Nelsen, will be present at the Cheese Takeover and the Cheese Party to educate guests on the various cheeses showcased.
New this year, SideDoor will be collaborating with The Bruery for the Ultimate Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party. Specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales, the boutique, Orange County based craft brewery will have a representative on hand to offer guests the perfect beer pairings to complement their favorite cheeses.
Wednesday, June 19 – Cheese Takeover: featuring New England Cheeses from Various Creameries
Hooligan: A ripe, washed rind stinky cheese | Cato Corner Farm, Colchester, CT
Mt Alice: A soft, creamy and savory cow cheese | Von Trapps Farmstead, Waitsfield, VT
Landaff: Has a natural rind and semi firm paste with brown butter notes | Landaff Creamery, Landaff, NH
Bonne Bouche: French for “good mouthful”, an ashed soft goat cheese | Vermont Creamery, Websterville, VT
Nancy’s Camembert: A blend of cow and sheep milk it is mellow with a nice tang | Old Chatham Creamery, Old Chatham, NY
Bandaged Bismark: An Amish farmer’s sheep’s milk that develops a caramel sweetness as it ages | Crown Finish Caves, Brooklyn, NY
Harbinson: A small, bark-wrapped bloomy rind cheese | Cellars at Jasper Hill, Greensboro Bend, VT
Wednesday, July 17 – Ultimate Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party: featuring all cheeses from February–June and beer pairing from The Bruery
English Cheeses (February)
Hook’s Cheese, Mineral Pt., WI (March)
Pennyroyal Farm, Boonville, CA (April)
Sweet Grass Dairy, Thomasville, GA (May)
New England Cheeses from Various Boutique Creameries (June)
Specific cheeses and featured menu items will vary.
4:30 p.m. until we run out of cheese
Ultimate Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
SideDoor, 3801 East Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Ultimate Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party:
Five Crowns & SideDoor’s Greenhouse, Patio and Garden
3801 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
5-piece cheese board: $28 - Ultimate Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party ticket: $55 per person. Ticket includes unlimited samplings of all featured cheeses and charcuterie plus complimentary beer pairings. To purchase tickets for the Ultimate Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party, please visit
https://bit.ly/2wUZ2vK. For more information about the event, please call (949) 717-4322. Tickets are not required for the Creamery Takeovers.