You can find us us in 2 San Diego markets: Little Italy and La Jolla.
Each market has its own unique weekly email that you receive the day before the market. You’ll received product lists, special offers, cheese pairing and upcoming class news. Some people say it’s the best email they get all week. They’re the best way to know what we’re up to. Join below.
Little Italy list – Saturday 8-2pm
La Jolla (general) list – Sunday 9-2pm
Smallgoods brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, amazing American cheeses and interesting stories to every event. Past events include: cheese education classes, wine and cheese pairings, beer and cheese pairings, Kombucha and cheese pairings and even large-scale festivals. Past clients include: wine bars, breweries, outdoor events, private corporations and retail establishments.
We will work with you beforehand to plan out the event. This usually involves a tasting where we bring in cheese samples and work with you and your team to match the products up accordingly and script-out a dialogue for the event. Depending on the scope of the event, we bring handouts for your customers or arrange for take-home gift bags of the cheeses that we bring. The day of the event, we’ll show up early to make sure that everything is plated correctly and ready to go and go over the plan in detail. Jenny is a 2016 American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional (ACS CCP®). She typically takes charge of the event and leads you through the pairing alongside your specialist who will be talking about your specific offerings. The average event will last for 1 – 2 hours. They’re fun. We don’t take things too seriously so everyone has a great time and learns a thing or two in the process.
Event Costs: Typically, The event is structured as a promotion by your business and for your customers. Jenny, as the cheese professional and instructor for the event, is a hired freelancer. The business pays for the wholesale cost of the cheese, her event fee – which is a combination of a minimum rate plus a percentage of ticket sales above an agreed upon amount. For further information on fees, please contact us directly.
•Drives foot traffic into your business
•Generates cross-merchandising sales
•Generates a new revenue steam
•Attracts returning and new customers
•Enhances sales after the class
•Build on your business’ brand
•Creates a fun environment
You can find us at the Little Italy Mercado Saturday’s 8-2, the La Jolla Open Aire Market Sunday’s 9-2 and the North Park Market on Thursdays, 3-7:30. It’s always best to come early because most of our products are sourced in very limited quantities and tend to sell out. Our specialty is small batch, American-only products consisting of cheese, cured meats and patés. Hey, no disrespect to the European cheese gods, but American has more than it’s fair share of amazing cheeses and we’re delighted to bring them to you.
We take great pride in nurturing our relationships with cheesemakers around the country. It seems like every day we find out about something new that gets us excited to bring to the markets. In many cases, our cheeses are “first timers” to Southern California.
We have our catering license to anywhere in the County of San Diego. Whether it be a giant, 4000+ attendance event or an intimate party for your best clients, we’re there. All too often we’re invited to events, only to see cubed and dry nondescript, poorly presented mystery cheese on those tacky, black plastic tray. Seriously – there are better options out there.
Give us a shot and see why our customers come back for more, and more. We can step up your charcuterie game like you’ve never seen. You’ll impress your party goers and have a great conversation starter, too.
Partial client list: The Lodge at Torrey Pines, O’Gara Coach, Lars Remodelling, Mission Brewery, La Jolla BNI, The Rose Wine Bar, Flight Path Wine Bar, Council Brewery, 2Kids Brewing, LJ Crafted Wines, Seaport Oils and others.