Hot, Melted, Cheese Classes
Oh you know you love it Texans. Dipping into a bowl of queso as sweat rolls down the side of your face. Yep, we don’t let the hot weather hold us back from hot queso.Read More
Just Listed: September Events
Many folks are grasping for normalcy, structure, and healthy schedules…(or is it just me pulling my hair out and agonizing over the fact that I can’t manage to get my kids back into early, healthy bedtime routines on school nights?!)Read More
As One (Cheese) Door Closes....
Farmstead cheese-makers are a special breed. While we give mad props and appreciation to all artisan cheese-makers, farmstead cheese-makers are unicorns who master many trades.Read More
Choose Your Own Adventure
Oh y’all. Y’all! None of us wanted to be here again. Yet here we are. And if there’s anything I know about us, we’re resilient.Read More
No, it’s not an oxymoron. While we know many folks turn to cheese as a comfort food in the cooler months, we love the refreshing summer dishes you can make with cheese.Read More
GIVEAWAY, TikTok, &
Sometimes, they can be a bit romanticized. And yet sometimes, when we revisit something from our past, it’s just as memorable as we thought it was.Read More
Non-alcoholic Beer & Cheese Pairing
We’re only here because farmers do their thing (and herdsmen and women, cheesemakers, and more). So we’re grateful for the opportunity this month to support the Central Texas Young Farmer’s Coalition as our Charitable Cheese Cause for July.Read More
Gelato & Cheese Class...IS BACK!
Pictured here is Dolce Neve's Fromage Blanc and Peach Gelato. An annual favorite that many of you missed - and begged for - last year (that we couldn’t figure out how to pull off virtually) was our Cheese & Gelato Class collaboration with Dolce Neve.Read More
Ugly Tears, July 4th Cheese
Y’all. Y’all. I realize that isn’t very eloquent or poetic but this wordy woman was speechless when we opened our doors last Thursday to a line of awesome customers waiting to come in.Read More
Announcing Our REOPENING Date!
AHAHAHAH! I feel transported back almost 12 years ago when we scrambled to open the doors at Austin’s first cut-to-order cheese and charcuterie shop.Read More
Announcing In Person Father's Day Tasting
I don’t know about y’all, but I feel like I’m in a weird limbo. It’s not good, nor bad. Just limbo.Read More
Big Milestone for Our Business
While John, the kids, and I were shark tooth hunting last week, the team got busy gearing up for a summer reopening of the shop, Cheese House events, and more.Read More
Chocolate Covered Bacon...
Oh how all the clichés are running through my head. “The light at the end of the tunnel.” “Brighter days ahead.” And yes, I feel it! Despite daily rain and thunderstorms, I increasingly feel a weight off my chest and pep to my step.Read More
Our First IN PERSON Event...
Y’ALL! It has been TOO LONG! And while we’ve been grateful to see the back of your heads as we load goodies into your car trunks this past year, we are thrilled at the prospect of seeing you in person.Read More
Deadline: Mother's Day Orders
Happy 9th Birthday to my Everett Max! Yes friends, you get to read that message in your weekly cheese newsletter, hopefully reminding you that we’re a small mom and pop behind the veneer of a successful biz.Read More
One of a Kind Tasting Event
Thu 4/29 - Hey pork lovers! Hey Spain lovers! Hey locavore lovers! This Thursday, we’re offering a one-of-a-kind virtual tasting experience of the only herd of Iberico hogs in the United States - and one of the few outside of Spain itself.Read More
Today (Mon) is the Deadline!
We’re a finalist (!) in the Austin Chronicle Best Of Poll, listed among some amazing other folks for Most Innovative Pivot in the Food category.Read More
New Cheese Alert!
We’re a finalist (!) in the Austin Chronicle Best Of Poll, listed among some amazing other folks for Most Innovative Pivot in the Food category. Some of you regular might recall: within days of SXSW being canceled and us losing 95% of our wholesale revenue (plus a lot of lost product), we immediately went virtual and hosted our first tasting.Read More
A Taste of Spring!
Whether you observe this coming weekend as part of your spiritual practice or Easter signals to you the arrival of spring, we’ve got some fun ways to honor the week.Read More
Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing!
Thu 4/1 - Last year, one of our big first pandemic events was a virtual Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing. Over 200 of you joined us - either solo or with your families - for this fun tasting. I know time is a weird vortex right now, but it turns out Easter is just around the corner.Read More
FIRST Charcuterie 101 Class Tomorrow
Tuesday 3/9 - This is our FIRST EVER class to offer that doesn’t include cheese. I know. Big moment.Read More
Taste of Texas Class
omorrow marks Texas Independence Day. Honestly, I’m still feeling a little - um - uncomfortable after the whole “we have our own power - and lost it” thing.Read More
March Tasting Schedule!
(Deep breath. Where to start…) We hope this finds you as well as can be expected, especially our Texas folks, considering the events of the past week. It’s yet another one of those “there’s no getting back to business as usual” when folks are still suffering.Read More
Help a Neighbor in Need
Every morning this week, we’ve had a call-in huddle of our leadership to check in on each other - starting with identifying who is/was without power, water, and provisions.Read More
Hard to Get Cheeses
Eleven years ago today, we were anxiously awaiting our “Certificate of Occupancy.” The media had already published our official opening date of Feb 11, yet our CO kept getting pushed back. Here we were, two days to go, and just an empty shop.Read More
New Texas Iberico Maker!
Texas Hill Country at the Trail’s End Ranch under Ashly Martin’s care. Martin is a third-generation rancher in Comfort, Texas, and as far as we know, this is the only herd like it in the United States.Read More
Preorder Valentine's - limited
I wasn’t ready to promote it yet, but apparently we’re already getting lots of inquiries. So we’re on it! Yes, we have a plethora of ways you can plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us.Read More
January Tastings Added!
It’s January - a time when lots of folks recommit to their health in some way. Don’t throw out the cheese! Some of the healthiest societies in the world consume cheese, and it’s been proven to have many significant health benefits.Read More
A New Chapter...
They’re often hard. This week, we say farewell to our wholesale director Alex, who has been with us for over six years.Read More
I know many of us are ready to bid a big ole adieu to 2020. And, as is the theme this year, it looks like we’re gonna have to do it secluded style, stuck at home.Read More
Today’s my birthday and, perks of being the one who writes this email weekly, I get to proclaim it to the world. I even gifted you all the Great Conjunction alignment of Saturn and Jupiter for the first time in 800 years.Read More
AH! Austin! Cheese Shop Friends Near and Far! You are AMAZING! Truly! Due to increased demand, as well as challenging work conditions (ie smaller pods),Read More
All About Molds Class
Can I eat the rind? What kind of mold is good mold (versus bad mold)? How do I know if this mold is supposed to be here or not? Well, you can find out! Come dive deep into the world of mold with us as we unpack the biochemistry of cheese molds. Of course, we can’t do it alone.Read More
Holiday Cookies & Cheese Pairing
This Wed 12/2 - Deadline to get tickets is by NOON TUES 12/1 A couple of months ago, we hosted our first ever Cheese & Cookie pairing class - teaming up virtually with the awesome and talented bakers of Abby Jane Bakeshop.Read More
A simple, bountiful, from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU to everyone who made a purchase from us this year, has plans to include us in your festivities this week, has shared a post, told a friend, read a newsletter, and otherwise just supported our team with a kind smile.Read More
WHEN TO SHOP this week
Let’s be honest. It’s been a doozie of a year. And we’re not gonna sugar coat it. Whether you’ve worked harder than ever as an essential worker - or perhaps not gotten to work at all...Whether you’ve been cooped up at home with many folks in one small space or have been lonely and isolated from family friends.Read More
Deadline: Thanksgiving Boxes!
Last week, both Eleanor (our production lead) and David (our shop beverage purchaser) received notification that they passed the American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional Exam.Read More
Special Cheese & Chocolate Class Wed!
Chocolate is a gift of love to yourself.” Sonja Blumenthal “Chocolate is happiness that you can eat.” Ursula Kohaupt Read More
Now Accepting Thanksgiving PREORDERS!
We are lucky to have Casie Wiginton, a Certified Cider Professional, as part of our team. (Yes, that CCP is a thing...and to boot, Casie is also a Certified Cheese Professional.Read More
Halloween Candy & Cheese Pairing!
Wed 10/21 and/or Wed 10/28 - It's BA-AACK! Featured on BuzzFeed and an annual favorite is our cheese and Halloween candy pairing. Only this year, we're upping the ante by offering TWO TASTINGS with ALL NEW PAIRINGS and NO REPEATS.Read More
Rare Class Offering: Cheese 201
For years y’all begged for more regular Cheese 201 classes, and we were thrilled that we got to team up with food scientist Pat Polowsky during the pandemic to create some unique (virtual) tasting events.Read More
Cocktail & Cheese Pairing - DEADLINE TODAY
Plans Wednesday evening? Join John and me (Kendall) for our first Cocktail & Cheese Pairing on Facebook Live.Read More
RACLETTE NIGHTS ARE BACK!
Last fall, we launched Raclette Nights in the Cheese House, and we blew up the internet.Read More
Last Chance: Cookies & Cheese
We got some great and fun news last Thursday. John won the Austin Under 40 Hospitality Award! After being nominated for the past 2 years and subsequently being named a Finalist both years, he’s taking home the win this 3rd time.Read More
New: Cookies & Cheese Tasting!
I catch myself doing it multiple times a day. When my eyes first blink open in the morning. Another day of the abnormal. Deep inhale.Read More
September Events Announced!
You still have time! Any purchase made online today will help benefit Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center as part of our monthly #CharitableCheeseCause initiative to live our #DoGoodEatGood mission.Read More
First Ever SPICY Cheese Tasting!
On second thought, maybe this is NOT the title to grab your attention, since I’m pretty sure that every person in Texas right now questions our choice of location.Read More
Pineapple Cheese?! How Flavor Works...
We often describe a certain type of cheeses as fruity; Parmigiano Reggiano is known for pineapple and tropical fruit notes.Read More
A New Texas Cheese! & Aug Classes
When we first started out, we looked at other business models, often saying to ourselves, “Yes! We want to be THAT kind of business.”Read More
SO Many New Products!
Does one day run into the next for you? Lost all track of time during this pandemic? Days just transition into evening? Especially for those folks working from home, it can be hard to know when the work day begins or ends.Read More
Honey & Cheese TOMORROW
Tomorrow Night on Wed 7/8! Deadline to purchase tix midnight tonight. Okay, since the beginning of the pandemic when we launched our virtual tastings, John has wanted to do a Honey & Cheese Pairing.Read More
New Tasting: Cheese 201!
Mon 6/29: Eat cheese and feel good about it! One day a month, we spotlight a local nonprofit doing great work in our community.Read More
Cheese & Soda Pairing...
Wed 6/17 - Deadline TODAY to purchase tickets If you’ve watched any of our Facebook Live tastings that John and I have hosted, you know that we always have bubbles in hand.Read More
Accepting Same Day Orders!
Throughout the pandemic, our weekly emails have centered on what’s next as we - and many of you - have lived day to day.Read More
(non-alcoholic) Soda & Cheese Pairing...
Sat 6/6 (6-7:30 pm) - One-of-a-Kind Event! Ever heard of rotational grazing? Or wondered how animal diet affects cheese flavor? Or just seen a happier group of dairy cows than these?!Read More
Austin doesn’t lack for great beverage folks, and we are thrilled to collaborate with many often. Still, collaborating during the pandemic has been challenging, and we haven’t done any beverage pairings since February.Read More
A Black Tie Affair
Wed 5/20 (6-7 pm - but accessible online later): Facebook Live with The Antonellis - AWARD-WINNERS! Yes, we’re featuring all award-winning cheeses…Read More
May Class Tickets
Wed 5/13 (6-7 pm - but accessible online later): Taste of Vermont via Facebook Live with John and Kendall Antonelli Did you know that Vermont is known for making some of the best artisan cheese nationwide?.Read More
BEST CHEESE IN THE WORLD!
If you haven’t noticed by now, we offer various different styles of virtual tastings. And we’ve enjoyed hosting OVER 2000 of you since we launched these 6 weeks ago! THANK YOU! The win-win?Read More
Special Mother's Day Edition
We know mamas come in all shapes and sizes. Some biological, chosen or adopted. Many have lost their mamas or can’t be with them. For some, it’s “just” that special woman in their lives that cared for them and told them they could.Read More
Order by 8am...
Usually, it hits me at some point in the week: “Oh! This is what I’ll write about in this week’s newsletter.” But those days are fewer and fewer. Instead, many of us are just “hanging on.” And our arms are tired! While we’re all in different positions (and personally we are so grateful and blessed), we can feel it in the air.Read More
Roadtrip USA Virtual Tasting!
Wed, April 22 (6-7 pm) - Cheese & Road Trip Pairings… Facebook Live with The Antonellis Yep, we’re feeling a little kooky these days, as well as cooped up!Read More
Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing!
Thank you for letting us be your boredom cure - or at least provide you with a little escapism for an evening. Our events continue to see out. We have lots of tickets for later in the month.Read More
ONE OF A KIND EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Well, it was bound to happen. I broke down crying and crawled back into bed yesterday morning by 9:30 am. But it had nothing to do with business - y’all have been awesome!Read More
We are Open!
Yes, more news has come out and we anticipate that Austin will follow Dallas's guidance to shelter in place, with the exception of groceries and essential servicesRead More
BIG (good) NEWS!
Empty shelves at grocery stores got you down? Fear not! We have 8000 pounds of cheese and meat to move...The upside to challenging times is that it forces us to adapt, innovate, get scrappy, bear down, and do what we do - better… and that’s exactly what we’re doing.Read More
Business as Usual?
Yes! … and no. Here’s how and why: there’s a lot of information out there, and it’s hard to sift through it all; we understand the concern and pandemonium and we’re taking it seriously and monitoring the latest updates from the WHO, CDC and from the City of AustinRead More
What's a Feminist Cheese?
March is Women’s History Month and this Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, so we’re all about celebrating women.Read More
Have you heard of our Cheese-y Bus Tour?!
Yep, it may sound crass. But it’s something we do in the small retail world. We keep track of how we’re doing against the goal, against budget. Is traffic down or is it up?Read More
New Events Announced!
I’m not sure what happened to winter (or was it ever here?!) and spring is officially still a month away, but these spring showers are rejuvenating us.Read More
TODAY- Free Birthday Cheese!
I’m sitting here this morning on this dreary day, scrambling to write our 10-year email (yes, I’m behind schedule) and looking for perspective in my cup of jo. All the things we could say or write. All the people who deserve appreciation. But truly, I’m am just excitedRead More
Deadline: Superbowl Trays!
Step up your football munchie game with one of our cheese and cured meat trays. Whether you're hosting, headed to a friend's, huddling up at home, or not watching at all, we're pretty sure you can't go wrong with a big ole board of delish treatsRead More
Music + Cheese
Feb 21 (6:30 pm) - An Antonelli's Social: Featuring Aaron Stephens and Sponsored by Virtuoso Wines Our new series,An Antonelli's Social, is the perfect experience for both music and cheese lovers alike!Read More
New Events! Farmer for a Day!
Have you ever dreamed of spending your days with the goats or making your own dairy creations? Now you can with our new event, A Day In The Life of a Dairy Farmer! Amelia Sweethardt and Hope Boatright of Pure Luck Farm & Dairy.Read More
Cheese for Bushfire Relief
For those of you who have been in the Cheese Shop, looked across the street, and pondered, "But what do you do over there?" - know that our 110-year old Cheese House is our events venue.Read More
Deadline: NYE Cheese Trays!
It's not too late! Get your order placed online today, and we'll build that beautiful cheese, cured meat, or antipasti board for you tomorrow morning - just in time for you to be the hit at your New Year's celebration.Read More
What's the most religious cheese?
We all know the trend is to gift experiences. After all, you can't beat a good time with good people (over good food!). Whether purchasing for yourself or as a gift this holiday season, you've got a couple of options.Read More
Last Chance - Seasonal Cheeses
Be still my heart. We have a couple of wheels left of newly-crowned World Champion cheese Rogue River Blue. How did the season already come and go? We're down to a handful of wheels left of Black BettyRead More
FREE EVENT - Noon Today
Breaking into an entire wheel of Parm is a right of passage for every cheesemonger, and today at noon in the Cheese Shop,Read More
Raclette Night TONIGHT!
Woohoo! We are about to hit our all-time record of preorders of our special Thanksgiving Cheese Course bags. We only have a small amount left, since we specially order the product in for the holiday. Get your online order placed by midnight for pickup the following date.Read More
Beer & Cheese Class!
Here's to those of you who have made us part of your holiday tradition for the past 8 years! Yes, we're offering a selection of cheeses, meats, and pairings in Small ($65) or Large ($115 - pictured to left) for your Thanksgiving Cheese Course!Read More
Here's to those of you who have made us part of your holiday tradition for the past 8 years! Yes, we're offering a selection of cheeses, meats, and pairings in Small ($65) or Large ($115) for your Thanksgiving Cheese Course!Read More
ON SALE NOW
What's better than chilling in the Cheese House, grazing on a handful of cheeses (with pairings), and listening to live music?Read More
LAST CHANCE - Cheese-y Bus Tour
The annual arrival of Black Betty is something we look forward to for months every year at Antonelli's and indeed nation-wide!Read More
Limited Edition Pumpkin Chevre
We push ourselves daily to live this mission and think of all the different ways we can apply it. This past weekend, John and I organized a border service trip with Servant Church.Read More
Tix Avail for Class TONIGHT!
We know it doesn't feel like it outside, but it really is "Fall in Austin," which of course means new cheeses!Read More
Party Bus with the Antonellis
...on our Cheese-y Bus Tour with 49 of your new best friends! That's right. It's here! Next Sat 10/5, we are personally hosting one of our favorite events of the year.Read More
Perspective, Bouncing Back, and Basil
Yes, this email title is a hodgepodge of seemingly random introduction. Thus is my brain these days! But let's see if you can follow me here.Read More
Introducing Cheese-y Brunch...
For all those who like to get their brunch on, we're offering a Sunday tasting - during sunshine hours - this Sunday 9/15 at 12:30pmRead More
A Sellout Cheese...
To round out what has been an amazing National Goat Cheese month, we're bringing it on home! Goats are stubborn and hearty little beasts, so it's no surprise that they're well suited for our wonderful "seasons" in Central Texas.Read More
B-B-B-BIG Events (read this one!)
Whew. When we sent out an announcement eight months ago that we were closing the doors on our downtown venture to get back to our Passion With Purpose, that is, spreading joy through food and telling the stories of artisanal producers, we weren't quite sure what the future of our business looked likeRead More
Come celebrate National Goat Cheese Month in the Cheese Shop! For the month of August, we'll be featuring some of our favorite goat's milk producers and cheeses.Read More
Taste your FAVEs.....
A Whirlwind Week(end) Whew! And I don't say that easily, since John and I love to live life in the fast lane.Read More
Dreams Come True!
We are thrilled and excited to share the news that we've been invited to serve as food guides for a special Curated Touring trip to Tuscany this September 29 through October 6.Read More
Celebrate National Cheese Day!
You can visit us in the shop and pick and choose your own treats, or you can let us do all the work.Read More
As we pass from SXSW madness into Spring Break (for those in school or parenting/herding those in school)Read More
New Taste of Place Classes
How does a Missourian ask for cheese? They say, "Show Me!" This week in the Cheese Shop we're excited to feature a producer from The Show-Me State, Green Dirt Farm!Read More
National Wine & Cheese Day!
.Is tomorrow, Thursday 7/25 - and you bet we're celebrating. Visit us in the Cheese Shop from 11am to 7pm. We'll be tasting a couple of our fave wine and cheese pairings and all are invited for the complimentary fun.Read More
GELATO CLASS IS BACK...
It's Getting Hot in Here... Oh yes, July isn't even here yet and we're already feeling it. Don't get me wrong; I'm not complaining.Read More
Bastille Day Cheese Class
Didn't get to take that European summer vacation? Or perhaps you're recently back but still dreaming of being away.Read More
A CASE OF THE MONDAYS
As we pass from SXSW madness into Spring Break (for those in school or parenting/herding those in school)Read More
JUST KEEP SMILIN
Yesterday, I was left speechless after a discussion with a gentleman named Robert.... which never happens, because I'm always talking.Read More
(CHANNELING) THE POWER TO SAY NO
Inhale. Exhale. This time of year... I know the holidays can be a bit chaotic for some folks. For those of us in retail...Read More