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I’ve been hearing about The Oaks Gourmet for years now. Not only is ‘Oaks’ (as locals call it) a friendly hang out in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles, but Oaks has been emerging as a leader in the art of the ‘Grilled Cheese Night’ for years. Every Wednesday night Oaks hosts a grilled cheese night that draws a crowd anxious to sample some of the new grilled cheese creations coming out of their kitchen. The Oaks Gourmet has been open since 2009. This small, neighborhood market serves high quality, delicious food as well as unique beer, wine, cheeses and snacks for purchase.

When the Oaks agreed to partner with Tillamook to appear on the Tillamook Kitchen everyone at Tillamook cheered loudly! We’ve been following their food, and rise in popularity, for years. Even more exciting, I was able to tag along for the shoot at the restaurant!

Chef Greg, hard at work preparing a delicious Tillamook inspired dish!

Owner Greg Morris and Chef Greg put on quite a show throughout the day preparing dish after dish made with Tillamook Cheese. I wish smell-o-vision existed so fans at home could share in the delicious aromas coming out of that kitchen! One of my favorite dishes was the short rib melt, made with Tillamook Vintage White Medium Cheddar. This sandwich is a perfect combination of slow braised short ribs, and gooey cheese on a crusty sourdough roll dipped in au jus sauce. OH MY! You can view the recipe here and make it at home!

Short Rib Melt

Be sure to visit the Tillamook Kitchen to meet the owner and chef behind The Oaks Gourmet, and the tricks and tips that have made them one of LA’s top spots for grilled cheese!

You can follow The Oaks Gourmet on Twitter and Facebook.

~ Mary of the Tillamook Team

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