A Case of the Mondays
As we pass from SXSW madness into Spring Break (for those in school or parenting/herding those in school), I wanted to offer a quick moment of inspiration - courtesy of Melanie at Core Power Triangle this morning. (Nope - they didn't pay me to say this. Hah! Just liked it!) Instead of thinking of the Monday Blues and every other negative way we think about the start of the week, I challenge you to embrace today knowing you've got a new week ahead, a new time to get that #1 goal done you've been thinking of, and a fresh slate to claim this week. Own it! With that, I thought I'd recap a few of our events coming up, since so many folks have been on the move. Hope to see you in the Shop for a tasting of our seasonal cheese - that won't be around for long! - or in one of our classes.
In the Shop - Seasonal Cheese ALERT! Somehow, I missed announcing the arrival of Winnimere. This washed-rind beauty is made from cow milk cheese and wrapped in bark because it can barely hold itself together. Indeed, you slice off the top and scoop out the insides onto bread, cured meats, vegetables, or - dare I say it - your finger! It's meaty/bacon, woodsy, and a bit mustardy. Mostly, it's just creamy, indulgence - a result of that rich, fatty winter milk when they cows are eating mostly farm-made silage due to snow on the ground. This baby from Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont has won Best of Show at the American Cheese Society annual competition, so make sure you come try some while you can. We'll be moving out of Winnimere season soon!

Upcoming Tastings & Classes We've got a great line-up of April events; check out our full schedule here.
Don't forget that we'd love to host your group for a private tasting! From team to client appreciations, from birthdays to bachelorettes to baby showers, we've been honored that so many folks have made memories with us over great cheese. Inquire here!

Vote Now!
One of the best ways you can support your favorite locally-owned businesses, make them more sustainable by getting the word out and providing them recognition? Help give them all the shout-outs and press mentions possible by VOTING for them when various opportunities arise. We're up for two opportunities right now. And because we're darn proud of our team and the hundreds of artisan producers we represent, we're not going to be bashful about asking for your help.

Edible Austin Local Hero Awards- Voting due March 20! Vote in six categories: Chef/Restaurant, Food Shop, Farm/Farmer, Food Artisan, Beverage Artisan, and Nonprofit Organization. This is one of the only - if not THE ONLY - polls that actually has a category for artisanal food shops like us. We appreciate your vote - whether for us or another local, deserving person and/or business. Vote here by 3/20!

AIBA Armadillo Awards-Thank you for nominating us for an Armadillo Award in both the Community Champion and Customer Experience categories of the Austin Independent Business Alliance poll. It's almost time to vote! And RSVP here to attend the (free) party on 4/25 at the Scottish Rite Theatre to be surrounded by your fave local entrepreneurs and a celebration of all that is uniquely Austin. Vote here until 4/5

In The News We recently got to team up with the talented and beautiful inside-and-out Taylor Ellison of Austin After Hours for an in-depth interview. We talked so much - surprise! - that she had to break it down into two (short 6 min) segments. If you missed the debut this past weekend, you can catch the episodes here and here.

Stay Cheese-y Austin,
Kendall & John
& The Most Amazing, Hardworking, Passionate Team of Good Food Advocates Around... (We are grateful for you team!)