Compliments From Our Customers
"Gorgeous and generous"
I still can’t get over how gorgeous and generous your cheese platter was for our gathering. I encouraged everyone there to consider your catering for lunch meetings, donor catering and for their special events.
Thanks so much, once again.
— Karen F
"Thank you SO MUCH!"
It was great - thank you SO MUCH! Everyone loved the food, it was just perfect.
"Thank you again"
Thank you again for Charelli's being such a generous and supportive business Carmen!!
All the best,
The sandwiches and goodies were AMAZING!
Thank you so much!
"Delicious and a huge hit"
Just a note of thanks for the fantastic lunch yesterday. It was delicious and a huge hit with the physician group. We hope to be able to enjoy more of your food soon.
"EVERYONE... was talking about it"
Thank you for that amazing 210 hours platter! EVERYONE at Fort Street was talking about it and enjoyed it!
I was certainly a hit at work on Saturday and it was all due to you!
"We enjoyed it so much!"
Hi Carmen and crew,
I wanted to thank you for the tickets to the tasting. We enjoyed it so much! We would be happy to buy tickets to future events, so please put us on the mailing list, if there is one. The food and drinks were all delicious and abundant! I liked so many things that I don't even have a favourite.
Of course, we love sharing your delicious cheese with our clients and do hope that some of them find their way to you…
"Stunning & delicious!"
Thank you so much. The trays were stunning & delicious! No wonder Jamie recommends you so highly! Have a great day!
"Everything was splendid"
Thank you very much for sharing your expertise. My friends really found the tasting to their liking. Everything was splendid. The food was both plentiful and tasty.
Thank you for taking the time to create the list.
"Gift basket was a hit!"
I just thought I would send you a note to let you know that the gift basket was a hit! :)
Thanks again for making it happen on such short notice.
"Words can’t express"
To Carmen, Heather & the Wonderful Charelli’s Team,
Words can’t express how thankful we are for you all & for all you do! What a great season it’s been so far … Looking forward to working with you in the New Year :)
Much joy for the holidays and always,
"We are blown away"
Merry Christmas, Carmen. Thank you SO much for your generous gift today. We are blown away and thrilled to be able to share such a lavish platter with our dearest friends at Christmas dinner tomorrow. I hope you and your family enjoy some well deserved days off. May your 2018 be joy filled and prosperous!
— Mitch, Helen and Gracie
"Enjoying every nice bite"
I wanted to say thank you for the nice bag of goodies you sent me home with the other day. I have been enjoying every nice bite.
"You can see and taste the care"
Hello lovely Charelli’s people,
Just want to thank you very much for our two lovely cheese plates in December, as usual they were stunning! You can see and taste the care that goes into your products.
Thanks again and happy new year!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for being so accommodating for us, and dropping the sandwiches downtown.
Hope you all have a wonderful 2018, and we will see you the next time we are in town!
"Amazing cheese platter"
Thank you so much for the amazing cheese platter. We all enjoyed it tremendously!!! I was totally surprised and it was a wonderful party.
Thank you so much for bringing tasty treats to Fernwood Bites! We appreciate it!
— Mila, Kathryn, & Fernwood NRG
"A true indulgence"
For the Charelli’s ladies,
Thank you for the beautiful platters, we all so enjoyed & ate it ALL!! A true indulgence for my 40th.
Thank you for your generous donation of a cheese & antipasto platter with a gift certificate! With your help we were able to raise over $6,200 towards our Camosun College scholarship & bursary fund.
— HRMA Vancouver Island
"the cheese was AMAZING!"
Thank you so much for your generous contribution to my Saturday tasting… the cheese was AMAZING!
Danke je wel
Dear Charelli’s Cheese Shop and Delicatessen,
Thank you for generously donating a gift certificate for a cheese and antipasto platter to this years Jingle Mingle auction. We are so grateful for your support in our campaign to purchase a PET/CT scanner for the Vancouver Island Cancer Center.
— Vancouver Island Cancer Centre
Thank you for the remarkable platters this past Thursday! They were so well received by all.
— Sarah M, Glenlyon Norfolk School
"An outstanding success!"
I just want to send you an enormous thank you for your incredibly generous donation for our event on Sunday, March 26th. The event was an outstanding success and the food was, as always, just perfect!
We cannot thank you enough for your generosity once again.
Hope you have a wonderful week and all the best,
— Rebecca K, Victoria Conservatory of Music
"Everyone loved it"
Thank you SO much for the lunch yesterday. Everyone loved it and I think you'll definitely be getting more customers from our branch because I've had at least 5 people asking me for your address and how early they need to place orders for Christmas.
Thanks again!! =)
— Jelena T
Carmen and staff,
Thank you for the awesome grilled cheese sandwiches and soup! So good!
— Sue, Brent J, Gordon, Brent H
I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for the fantastic catering you provided for my Mom’s Birthday Party on Saturday. From creating a menu, to delivering the food and supplies, to picking up the dishes, your service was great. And the food!! Every single person at the party commented on how delicious it was.
I will definitely be recommending your services to others and will come back for any catering I need in the future.
A very satisfied and appreciative customer,
— Kirsten P
I want to thank you gals for all your hard work and fab food for the Party! A treat to have you two working it!!
Cheers and hugs,
We had a wonderful dinner last night! Everyone was providing very positive feedback regarding the assortment and quality of food we provided for our meeting.
— Leanne R
"Thank you very much"
Thank you very much for having put together and delivered the gifts to my mother! Very much appreciated!
— Anne C
Thank you for all your continuing support of the Pacific Baroque Festival. Thanks to Charelli's we look forward to our 10th year.
Thank you so much for your generous contribution of cheese platters to the Oak Bay block party for the grads of 2013! We appreciate your kindness and what you do for the community. As always, the cheese platters were popular and beautiful.
— Oak Bay grad parents
Thank you for your donation to the Oak Bay preschool. Your support helped make our fundraiser a success!
— Oak Bay Preschool
Thank you for your wonderful generosity, cheese and humour. All the best for the holiday season and a happy new year.
— Belfry Theatre
Thank you so much for your generosity with the cheese for the October 19th event. We reaised over $15,000 that night. Looking forward to working more together.
— Jamie H
Thank you so much for becoming one of our show sponsors and for your very generous donation to our silent auction. Your kindness is much appreciated.
— Victoria Orchid Society
"Very well received"
The hors d'oeuvres in Wood Hall were very well received and plentiful enough for us to provide refreshments for the artists at an impromptu party following the event as well! Thank you again so much for your support and for contributing to make Music for Dance a terrific achievement!
— Pam P, Victoria Conservatory of Music
Your cheese and charcuterie platters are simply spectacular; in fact, we now have guests who attend the event, hopeful your catering will be there!
— Ruth & Cathy, Literacy Victoria
"Cheese was perfect"
Thank you so much for the cheese and baguettes. The variety of cheese was perfect, everyone loved it.
— Rachel F.
Thank you so much for sending the beautiful platter to the Belfry.
Thank you for the fabulous feast Charelli's provided for our house warming. Everybody raved! Everything was delicious.
— Deborrah & Wilf
"Elegance and deliciousness"
The cheese trays added elegance and deliciousness to our evening event.
— Ellie, Pacifica Ball Committee
"A big hit"
Thank you Charelli's. The cheese tray was a big hit.
— Sharon C.
Thank you so much for the wonderful food you provided for our event. It was beautifully presented and tasted delicious!
— Bev R, Victoria Cool Aid Society
Thank you for your generous support of our International Women's Day luncheon.
— J.S., Community Development Manager
"Wonderful food and beautiful flowers"
I know I am not supposed to say "Thank-you" for a "Thank-you" but I have to! Bob and the staff are still talking about the wonderful food and beautiful flowers. Charelli's was a huge hit. I think this is something we will need to do at the office every three months!
Thanks again. You make my December so easy!
— Heather C.
"A perfect evening"
Another perfect night! Couldn't have been any better. I don't know what I would do without you. It really was a perfect evening.
Thank you so much,
— Heather C.
"Peak of perfection"
Have just enjoyed the best picnic I have had outside France. What a treat - each one at the peak of perfection. Thank you so much, two cheeses I have not tasted before. The Tomme de Savoie took me back to my summer in a French restaurant kitchen - there's a story there which I will try to remember to tell you when I return the (empty) platter.
— Barb A.
"The food was outstanding"
The food was fantastic and the staff were amazing. Super professional and very, very helpful to me. Thank you so much! Everyone at the event thought the food was outstanding. I hope you had a great Mother’s Day!
— Pam P, Victoria Conservatory of Music
"A huge hit!"
Your contribution to Summit at the Pier made the lives of many a lot more colourful.
As always, your generosity is so appreciated and the platters were a HUGE hit!
You are a gem.
— The Summit crew: Rebecca, Jeff, Ari & Toni
"They were a hit"
Thank you for the wonderful platter. They were a hit with my guests. They enjoyed trying the cheeses and other goodies.
I really appreciate you offering to help and providing the cheese platters.
You made me a happy customer!
"You make us look good"
To the wonderful staff of Charelli's,
Thank you for all that you do for us and our clients, you definitely make us look good.
Looking forward to working with you all in 2017!
— Sue, Sonya, Kyle
"A great success"
Dearest Charelli's staff,
Thank you for your donation for our silent auction! It was a great success and the money raised will go towards new equipment and field rentals for the kids!
— PLAY Society Island Fire Soccer
"Thank you so much"
To the management and staff at Charelli's Deli,
Thank you so much for your generous donation towards our Bayside Middle School Silent Auction. Thanks in part to you, our fundraiser for our grade &'s raised over $2,000!
"Gorgeous cheese tray"
The Association of Fundraising Professionals runs a mentorship program that pairs seasoned fundraising professionals with newcomers for a year at a time, on a miniscule budget. For the second year running, Carmen and her team at Charelli’s designed a gorgeous cheese tray for our ‘graduation’ class of 2017. Charelli’s so often supports charitable organizations in this way and speaks loudly to their investment and commitment to their community. Kudos to Charelli’s!
I wanted to share with you Jenny’s reply. She was thrilled with the basket! Thank you so much for making it just right for her and for all our members….
Wow Carmen!!! When I came in and suggested that people donate money, I was thinking that you might have a little basket on the counter for change or something. I'm absolutely flabbergasted!!! You are amazing and I can't believe you've done this. What a great person you are!!!
"THE BEST YET"
Your catering was THE BEST YET according to the happy guests.
Many thanks again Carmen. You are such a great community supporter!
Love the new expanded space. :)
"So simple and so delicious"
I stopped in around 3:00 today and ordered a roast beef and cheese sandwich. I sat in my car and devoured it. So simple and so delicious. Thanks for always making me feel glad I came in.
I just wanted to say thank you for the epoisses. Picked up the second wheel yesterday. Went really well. Thank You! Look forward to more things soon.
— Clark and Andrew
"We are truly grateful"
On behalf of Victoria Golf Club, I would like to extend my sincere thanks for your recent support of Victoria Women’s Transition House.
Your generous donation contributed to $8,000 raised by the Art, Silent and Live Auctions. Overall, Summer Soiree resulted in a $15,000 contribution to Victoria Women’s Transition House.
We are truly grateful for the gift certificate from Charelli’s and for your helping people in need in our community.
Hi Carmen and team,
Thank you so much for the awesome breakfast and lunch spread you provided us with for our course yesterday! Everyone raved about the food!! We really appreciate you being able to deliver the food so early as well, it made things run a lot more smoothly!
Thank you again,
"Really impressed with the catering"
I was really impressed with the catering you provided for opening night and I'm sorry you could not be with us for the show. (If there is only one show you see this year, this would be a great one to see!)Thanks again for your contribution to the wonderful opening of Onegin!
"A true extravaganza!"
Hello Carmen and Team Charellis!
Thank you so much for helping us for the 11th time with our Open House!
It was a great success…..we loved the food. It was a true extravaganza!
Thank you that we can always count on Charellis……there was hardly any clean up left and everyone had a great time.
"Appy’s and cheeses were amazing"
Hello Charelli’s!! It was so nice to see all of you again at our annual Xmas party. What an amazing group you are and of course….the appy’s and cheeses were amazing as always!!
"Delicious cheese platter"
We received a delicious cheese platter from you and just wanted to pass along our sincere thanks and appreciation. It was delicious and very much enjoyed by everyone in our office.
"The real meaning of Christmas"
Well done, Charelli’s Team - truly the real meaning of Christmas!! Proud of you and will continue to support you in 2018!
— Denis and Pat
"A big thank you!"
I just wanted to send a big thank you! This was the second year you’ve helped me organize a platter for Christmas and once again it was a hit .They loved the Bollywood cheese! Thank you for making this possible from afar, I will definitely come by the shop the next time I’m visiting Victoria so I can taste some of the charcuterie myself.
"Beautiful gift baskets"
I just want to say thank you so very much for the amazing job you and all the staff did again this year putting together such
beautiful gift baskets.
All our colleagues and friends were so very appreciative to receive such a delicious basket.
Thank you again for the generous food you provided for our Christmas gathering. It was absolutely perfect and enjoyed by all.
We will definitely be sending out the baskets again this year!
"Platter was wonderful!"
Thank you for your wonderful cheese shop! Our platter was wonderful!
"Thank you very much"
Dear Carmen Lassooij,
Thank you very much for your generous donation. Your help will provide more hope. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts"
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for donating food to our fundraiser. We raised $12,00 in 2 hours for women’s shelter here in Victoria. We hope you will donate again next year.
"...fantastic the food was"
I already mentioned how fantastic the food was for our fundraiser in February, but I also wanted to thank you for your donation to our silent auction. It was a terrific event thanks to all the generous businesses like Charelli’s.
"Thank you again"
Thank you again for all of your support for Pacific Baroque Festival 2017. I can’t say enough as to how much it is appreciated by both me and the musicians,
"Cheese rocks and so do you"
To Carmen and Staff,
Your cheese platter have graced two of our recent celebrations and each time we are very happy indeed-for the thoughtful, artful presentation. Cheese rocks and so do you. All we add is wine! Cheers from all of us!
— Catherine , Laura, Caroline, and Mary
Quick email to tell you how fantastic everything was last night.
Oh my god!! We loved everything and had tons of food…excellent value Carmen.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of us all.
Can’t wait to do that again sometime soon.
— Avril M
Thank YOU so much Carmen! At the April meeting, those who had attended raved about the sandwiches! Thank YOU and your staff again and again!
"Such a lovely selection"
To the staff of Charelli's Cheese Shop and Delicatessen,
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for putting together such a lovely selection for my grandfather's birthday present. He received the parcel, everything was intact and in great shape. He was very appreciative of the wonderful selection of products! It was a very special gift. Thank you for your time and attention putting it together and sending it!
I look forward to ordering through you again, and perhaps even one day visiting myself.
— Elaine D
"A Very Happy New Years"
A Very Happy New Years to you all too and thanks for having such a great shop.
— Pamela W
"Looked and tasted great"
Your hard work was appreciated last night. The food looked and tasted great. Lots of really great feedback from our guests.
— Stephen W
The meals have been outstanding …… and we even got to enjoy some of the left-overs, which were incredibly wonderful. Great sandwiches and lovely cheese trays. It’s all good.
Thanks again, Carmen – have a great weekend,
Hello Carmen and your fantastic staff,
We're enroute to Orlando, Florida and all of the food came out an hour ago. I wanted to pass on to you that everyone on board is very impressed - not only with what you provided as a test run, but with the amazing quality and presentation. You have made an amazing impression and you will be getting orders from us for future trips.
Have a fantastic weekend!
— Owen S, VIH Execujet Ltd.
It was really great to see you last night! Thank you so much for providing such a fabulous spread for the event... You were the buzz of the room! I can't tell you how many people I talked to that intend on paying your shop a visit in the near future!
I think it could be worthwhile for you to connect with our new Events Manager, so she know what you have to offer.
Hope to see you soon. Thanks again!
— Victoria M, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
"Lovely gift basket"
I just wanted to send a sincere thank you for the lovely gift basket I received today. It was full of things I could eat and as someone with a host of dietary issues and allergies, it meant so much to have something just for me.
Congratulations Carmen and Nicole on making your teeny tiny deli into a wonderful success in the village.
— Melanie and TC
Thank you for your support. We appreciate it. It makes a difference.
— Paulina and the Ukulapha committee
"Thank you SO much"
Thank you SO much for donating a gift certificate for our golf tournament. We appreciate your generosity.
— Broadmead Care
"One of the best"
Your store is one of the best. Victoria is a better place for it. Food, service and a fantastic neighbourhood location is much appreciated. Your kindness and generosity is as well. Thanks!
— Emily, Hayden and Charles
"A huge success"
Sincere thanks for your generous contribution towards our fundraising raffle last fall. It was a huge success, exceeding our expectations. Without your support this would not have been possible.
— Pastor, Reverend John Domctor C.D.
On behalf of the 2013 Jingle Mingle committee, thank you for generously supporting the seventh annual Jingle Mingle cocktail party and auction. Thank you for your great support!
WOW!!! What a basket of goodies! Thank you guys for a fantastic collection of delicatessen products.
— Craig H
Just wanted to send a big thank you for the wonderful treats you brought the other day as well as the lovely flowers, it really made our day!
— Karen A.
"A pleasure to work with"
Thanks for another wonderful evening - so many positive comments about the food - it's always a pleasure to work with you.
— Sue D, Victoria Hospice
Thank you for all the delicious platters, our friends and family always look forward to it!
— Amber & Aiden
"Generous and delicious treat"
Thank you so much for your generous and delicious treat. Much enjoyed by all of us.
"Scrumptious cheese plate!!"
Thank you from the bottom of our tummies for the scrumptious cheese plate!!
"A huge success"
All our guests and ourselves, of course, thoroughly enjoyed the selection of cheese and the delicious hors d'oeuvres that you provided. The party was a huge success and Charelli's received lots of compliments!
— Sandy M.
"A huge success"
The executive lunch you prepared for us today was a huge success. I didn't even need to set up as you had done such a wonderful job with presentation. Many thanks.
— Julia B.
Thank you so much for your support at the Pee Wee Christmas Classic hockey tournament. We are so grateful.
— Jenny B, manager, VMHA Pee Wee
Once again your generosity & thoughtfulness is so very much appreciated. Thank you for the gorgeous cheese & your ever positive presence in this city.
"Presentation was amazing"
Hi Carmen and Nicole,
Thank you so much for the spectacular food for my retirement party. You really made my party special - the presentation was amazing, food was delicious. Everyone had a great time. Looking forward to coming for lunch - one of my retirement gifts was a Charelli’s gift card!
See you soon!
— Lisa L.
I want to sincerely thank you for the beautiful cheese. It was so very generous of you and it really touched me. You are one of those people that go about their lives in a seemingly quiet way dropping bits of kindness & generosity in your wake. Thank you for that.
See you soon,
"The perfect neighbourhood shop"
Dear Carmen & Staff,
Thanks so much for being the perfect neighbourhood shop around the corner! Walking past your beautiful windows and stepping into the shop with its rich aromas makes us feel, for a moment, that we live in a small European village! Thanks for knowing what cheese we like! We pray you all have a wonderful Christmas Season.
— John & Heidi
"Beautiful and delicious food"
Dear Charelli's Staff,
Thanks so much for all the beautiful and delicious food you brought to the fashion Inferno. You guys were a big part of making the event as successful as it was.
You guys are the best!
— Victoria Firefighters Charitable Foundation
Wishing you all at Charelli's a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!
Just a quick note to let you know my son was thrilled with his first month of cheese selections and is counting the days until his next delivery. I love that this gift supports a local business, creates minimal waste, and cultivates a curiosity about different parts of the world. We can't wait to see what surprises you have in store for us in the next few months!
"You are amazing!"
To Carmen & Charelli's team,
Thank you again for all you do for the Belfry! You are amazing!
— Jane & the Belfry crew