In the News:


Spicy, sweet, tart.....tomato.  The best of summer in a jar.  With this tomato jelly, a (vinegar) shrub flavor profile is now available on a cheese board. 

Sumac, bay, coriander, guajillo pepper, lemon and heirloom tomatoes gives it it's rich depth.  This jeweled jelly adds something special to a Bloody Mary or perfect as glaze on tri-tip. Making a quick salad dressing when the jar is almost empty. Top on a burger or dip your samosas into this goodness.  

You'll thank us. 


We had such a fun time at Beer Thirty, kicking off Santa Cruz Beer Week.  Thanks to everyone that came and noshed!

Upcoming FICJC Events:

Saturday, September 27th:

An annual fundraiser 

close to Friend in Cheeses's heart, 

Grazing on the Green,

is upon us again!  

Help raise money for cancer research while celebrating with amazing food (we will be there serving our products plus much more), wine, beer and music.  


Sunday, September 28th:

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing's  SAUSAGEFEST, will take place on September 28, 2014 from 1P to 4P, at the corner of Western and Mission (West Side Farmer’s Market). 

This hybrid, homegrown Oktoberfest will showcase hand-linked sausages from El Salchichero, Freedom Meats, and Corralitos. Homemade mustards, relishes, pickles and sauerkrauts will elevate your sausage appreciation to new levels. 

Local breweries and vendors, such as Friend in Cheeses Jam Company, will be joining the festivities!

Sausagefest is a home cooked, beer drinking, toe tapping, good time that celebrates the great strides in locally produced charcuterie. Valet bike parking provided by Another Bike Shop. Proceeds from the event will go to local non-profit, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.

Join Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing on Sunday, September 28 at 1pm and bring your kids, dogs, chairs, and blankets.  Gates open at 12:30.