A grilled cheese sandwich is definitely one of the most popular comfort foods in the world! And at Charelli’s Cheese Shop, Delicatessen & Catering one of their favourite days of the year is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Charelli’s loves the idea of bringing comfort to the community, especially through good food. So they have always thought of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day as a fun way of putting focus on those two things.

Even though they make sandwiches from their shop every day, on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day Charelli’s does a little bit extra to bring comfort food to their customers and to Victoria. And for Charelli’s, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day has taken on a special meaning in relationship to comforting their customers and friends, and the general public.


Charelli’s loves their customers! And quite often they get to know many of their customers in a special way, they even get to know their customer’s families over the years. Carmen from Charelli’s says, “It is amazing how we can get connected to a customer, to their family, and everything about them. So when we find out that something isn’t going well, or that a family member is sick, it affects us too. A few years ago one of our dear customers fought a battle with ALS and they are no longer with us. When something like this happens, you want to do something. Two year’s ago we thought it would be a good idea to turn our National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day celebration into a fundraiser for a worthwhile cause. And what better cause than the ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia in honour of our dear friend.”

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day with Charelli’s and help support their awareness campaign for the disease of ALS, and support their fundraising efforts to help raise money, to help find a cure for this disease!

For this fundraising campaign you won’t pay for the sandwich, you make a donation towards the ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia. Charelli’s will collect all donations at the store and give all proceeds to the ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia by way of an official cheque presentation. You give Charelli’s a donation for ALSBC and they will give you a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich – Charelli’s-style.


Officially National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is Sunday, April 12, 2015 but at Charelli’s they celebrate on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 10am to 2pm.

During this fundraiser the store is still open, so this makes it even more fun with how busy they get and how much running around there is to do. The excitement builds as sandwiches go flying out the door on top of their regular day. Last year Charelli’s made grilled cheese sandwiches for 4 hours straight! It was crazy fun, they were nonstop.

Keep in mind that a Charelli’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich is not your boring ole run of the mill grilled cheese. They use unique cheese. Their sandwiches are gourmet! They even use house made ketchup.

A Big Thank you To The Sponsors!
Sometimes the supplies are donated as well, and this helps to maximize the fundraising efforts and the amount of money that can be raised. Everyone involved at Charelli’s would like to extend a big thank you to Gordon Food Service who will be donating the cheese and bread for the fundraiser this year! And a big thank you to the other sponsors Pedersen’s Event Rentals and Sysco Victoria.

More About Charelli’s
Your search for the best has not gone unnoticed… Charelli’s is Canada’s Premier Cheese Mongers & Specialty Food Merchants.

2851 Foul Bay Road
Victoria, British Columbia
V8R 5G5 Canada
Phone 250-598-4794

More about ALS
Did you know? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. So you can imagine how devastating it could be to suffer from this debilitating disease, and to see a loved one suffer from this disease.

Please support the The ALS Society of British Columbia