Monterey Bay Food Tours

Valentine's Day in a Box (nationwide shipping & delivery*)

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Treat your Valentine to something sweet with our Valentine's Day in a Box! 

This box includes:

  • Hand blended tea from Eddison & Melrose in Pacific Grove
  • Strawberry & Vanilla jam from Sutter Buttes
  • Cacao & Hazlenut Butter from Alma Superfoods
  • Mt. Toro Tomme cheese from Schoch Family Farmstead

*Basket pictured, not included.

**Want to add a bottle of 2017 Merlot from Comanche Cellars to your box? Click here to purchase a bottle from Comanche and it will all ship together ($34 a bottle)!**

Dusty sugar on the nose leads to blackberries, dark cherries, and blueberries on the palate. These beautiful layers of fruit are complemented by notes of leather, cedar and licorice.

*Wine must be purchased separately through Comanche Cellars, but will ship together with your purchase from Monterey Bay Food Tours. Additional shipping charges may apply. Wine is only available for shipping to AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, MO, MN, NC, NV, OR, TX & WA. Please visit Comanche Cellar's website for more information. 

About the makers:

Eddison & Melrose - English chef Karen Anne Murray, born in the West Midlands created Eddison & Melrose (her parents middle names) in 2001. Karen completed her chef training at the young age of 18 in England.

Always a fan of tea time, Karen decided to make her niche in catering English Afternoon Tea, and opened her quaint flagship tea shop in Monterey, CA in 2009, Eddison & Melrose. After almost 8 years at the well loved Monterey Tea Room, Eddison & Melrose moved to Pacific Grove in the summer of 2017 and there Oats n Scones take out bakery opened its doors in September 2017. A bakery filled with Karen’s tea room favorites, slow roasted oats and loose leaf teas… a perfect spot to stop, shop and treat you and yours.Today Eddison & Melrose Tea Room serves locals and travelers from near and far. Karen’s friendly and genuine English hospitality is returned ten fold, as ecstatic customers delight in the joy of English Tea Time…

Sutter Buttes  Strawberry & Vanilla Jam - Who doesn’t have a jar of strawberry jam in their fridge? To make this one special Sutter Buttes Natural & Artisan Foods shortened cooking times to preserve freshness and wholeness of the fruit. Then they added real vanilla bean to elevate the flavor. To read their full story and for a recipe, click here.

Alma Superfoods - Nut Butters from Alma Superfoods are carefully ground at low temperature and blended with flavorful ingredients in small batches, lightly sweetened and full of flavor.

Did you know that Cacao is a well known superfood considered by the Mayan culture to be the "Food of the Gods?" Cacao has been enjoyed in the tropics of North and South America for thousands of years. 

Schoch Family Farmstead - Mt. Toro Tomme from Schoch Family Farmstead, is named for a prominent summit in the nearby Sierra de Salinas range, and is made using fresh raw milk.  Tomme is a class of cheese made in many styles throughout the Alps, each style a reflection of the local terroir (sense of place).  This beautiful rind develops after repeated washings in locally handcrafted beer.  The result is a surprisingly nuanced cheese – one that is at first subtle, but then gives way to much deeper complexity.  Mt. Toro Tomme is semi-firm and the flavor clean, with lactic notes. Want to know more? Read the full story here.

Comanche Cellars - What started as a love affair with wine turned into a passion for producing small lots of very handcrafted wines from neighboring vineyards for Michael Simons.  His tiny (1,800 cases) winery is named after Comanche, his horse when he was ten years old. He was an important part of a young life, and he uses his name as a loving tribute to this old friend. He still thinks of Comanche often, and is proud that his name and shoes are on every bottle of Comanche wine.