ABOUT US

CULTURED SLiCE serves quality, hard to find, artisan and gourmet cheese from around the world and a variety of delicious pairings to compliment them. Our elegant, sophisticated, and European-inspired shop includes a personal service counter, as well as a grocery and gift area, facilitated by a knowledgeable staff. The mission of CULTURED SLiCE is to provide a combination of large selection, quality, hard to find, artisan and gourmet cheeses and accoutrements with exceptional service. Our motto is, “only the highest quality in our selection and our service.”

Solange-headshot

monger in charge

SOLANGE

CULTURED SLiCE is owned and was founded by Solange Comer. Solange was raised in the Los Angeles South Bay area and, for over 20 years, has had a very active role working for the community. Being French­-Italian born, she has had a life-long passion for cheese and quality foods that started with her family introducing her to the stinkiest of cheeses before she could walk! Knowing her community was in desperate need of an old­-world style “fromagerie”, Solange was inspired to bring her life-long love of cheese to the people she loves.

Solange lives by the beach in South Redondo with her mini-monger son, Max. Solange has a passion for food, music, travel, and everything ocean... the beach is her happy place.

When not cutting the cheese (ha!) you can find Solange spending time with her son, having fun with her friends, and petting every dog that she walks by! Solange believes in taking chances, enjoying life to the fullest, and lives by "Go Big or Go Home"!

chris

veteran monger

CHRIS

Chris Harrington joined the team in July 2020 right in the midst of the stay-at-home order. Chris was born and raised next door in Torrance and has frequented Hermosa Beach all his life. An avid music fan, he spends a lot of time at concerts and playing music with friends.
Growing up around catering, working in restaurants, and cooking at home, he was naturally drawn to food and ingredients, as well as the art and beauty of food and drinks alike. After spending some years at El Camino, he transferred to Cal State Northridge to complete a bachelors degree in business management. After graduating, he spend some years working and managing the depot operations at a local camper van rental company.
While he was extremely new to the world of cheese when he joined, he dove in and developed quickly developed a strong interest in the cheese scene as well as the business and Cultured Slice brand itself. His sense of taste is not too shabby and he is happy to suggest cheeses for all types of cheese lovers! is His favorite band is the Grateful Dead and his favorite cheese is St. Stephen! Go figure!
Heidi

cheezy monger

HEIDI-KAT

Heidi-Kat has been working in the specialty foods and cheese industry since 2017. Starting at Whole Foods Market as a coffee specialist and then moving on to Eataly to crack giant wheels of Parmigiano, it was only natural for her to continue her foodie journey with Cultured Slice. She finds great joy in connecting customers with new and different cheeses as well as other specialty foods.

When she's not slinging cheese behind the counter, Heidi-Kat likes to spend her time playing video games, making costumes, and writing. Combining two of these interests, she is currently also employed as a narrative writer for an indie video game company.

Her favorite holiday is Halloween, her favorite color is orange, and her favorite cheese is changing constantly, although she will always love a freshly cracked wheel of Midnight Moon or Pecorino Gigante.