Compliments From Our Customers



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!"

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!

— Ellen

"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.  

Best wishes,

— 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.

Thank you,

— Stephen W

"Incredibly wonderful"

Hi Carmen,

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,


— Susanne

"A treat!"

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,

— Donna



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.

Thank you!

— Leanne R

"Thank you very much"

Dear Carmen,

Thank you very much for having put together and delivered the gifts to my mother! Very much appreciated!


— Anne C

"Thank you"

Thank you for all your continuing support of the Pacific Baroque Festival. Thanks to Charelli's we look forward to our 10th year.

— Brian


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

"A success!"

Thank you for your donation to the Oak Bay preschool. Your support helped make our fundraiser a success!

— Oak Bay Preschool

"Thank you"

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"

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"

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

"Simply spectacular"

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.

"Beautiful platter"

Thank you so much for sending the beautiful platter to the Belfry.

— Clayton

"Everybody raved!"

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.

"Tasted delicious!"

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"

Thank you for your generous support of our International Women's Day luncheon.

— J.S., Community Development Manager

"Wonderful food and beautiful flowers"

Hi Carmen,

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"

Hi Carmen,

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.

With gratitude, 

— The Summit crew: Rebecca, Jeff, Ari & Toni

"They were a hit"

Dear Carmen, 

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!


— Kathy

"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!

Kind regards,

— Charlotte

"Remarkable platters!"


Thank you for the remarkable platters this past Thursday! They were so well received by all.

Kind regards,

— Sarah M, Glenlyon Norfolk School

"An outstanding success!"

Hi Carmen,

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

"Very satisfied"

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

"A big thank you"

Hi Carmen...just wanted to send a big thank you for the wonderful treats you brought the other day as well as the lovely flowers...really made our day! 


— Karen

"Very impressed"

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.


Hi Charelli's,

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.

Thanks again,

— Jenny


Congratulations Carmen and Nicole on making your teeny tiny deli into a wonderful success in the village.

— Melanie and TC

"Thank you"

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.

"Thank you!"

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!

— Stephen

"Fantastic collection"

WOW!!! What a basket of goodies! Thank you guys for a fantastic collection of delicatessen products.

— Craig H

"Wonderful treats"

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

"Delicious platters"

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.

— Daye

"Scrumptious cheese plate!!"

Thank you from the bottom of our tummies for the scrumptious cheese plate!!

— Denise

"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"

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

"Gorgeous cheese"


Once again your generosity & thoughtfulness is so very much appreciated. Thank you for the gorgeous cheese & your ever positive presence in this city.

— Jo

"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.

"Beautiful cheese"

Hi Carmen,

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,

— Jo

"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

"Merry Christmas"

Wishing you all at Charelli's a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

— Ernest


Hello Ladies,

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!


— Kim

"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