Cheese for Bushfire Relief
THIS IS THE YEAR WE TURN 10 YEARS OLD! In fact, our anniversary celebration begins in early February - and includes our annual #FreeCheeseWeek at participating restaurants around town, 10 straight days of classes and tasting events, and in-shop specials. We'll be updating our festivities and plans, so stay informed here and mark your calendars!
January Tasting Classes
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. We offer both public tasting classes and interactive cheese-y dinners, as well as private events. You can check out our full upcoming schedule online, and you'll see that we're almost sold out of January events. Good news! We decided to add a few last minutes. So here are the January classes that still have tickets remaining. (Otherwise, check out February!) Wed 1/9 - Cheese 101 - 2 Seats Just Opened! Mon 1/13 - Taste-Off: Wisconsin vs The World Sun 1/19 - Soft Cheeses: Rich, Gooey, Delicious - Just added!
Thu 1/23 OR Thu 1/30 - Perfect Pairings: Cookies and Cheese (collab with Girl Scouts!)
Sun 1/26 - Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese...Oh My! - Just added!
Wed 1/29 - Cheese 101 benefiting World Wildlife Fund Australia - Just added!
Cheese is Healthy!
Cheese, glorious cheese! "Milk's leap towards immortality," according to writer Clifton Fadiman. With the earliest known origins that date back to 1615 B.C., cheese has long been a source of protein in the human diet. Indeed, when eaten alongside fruits and vegetables, cheese is often touted as a "near-perfect food" for providing a concentration of healthy fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Numerous independent studies have purported the health benefits of eating cheese. Strengthening bones and cartilage, assisting in weight loss, decreasing chances of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, preventing tooth decay, potentially preventing liver cancer, elongating life expectancy and benefiting intelligence are a handful of the research findings from moderate consumption of various types of cheeses (noting that processed cheeses do not fall in this category). And for those potentially plagued by lactose intolerance, fear not. The process of making cheese is converting the milk sugars (or lactose) into lactic acid. While some fresh or younger cheeses may retain some lactose, most aged cheeses have little - if any - lactose present at all. Stick with the firm to hard varietals. The moral of the story? Most of us, if we want, can have our cheese and eat it, too. When making your health New Year's resolutions, make sure to keep cheese in your diet!
Charitable Cheese Cause - World Wildlife Fund Australia
While we're almost ready to announce our 2020 philanthropy partners, we needed to make a slight adjustment and kick off this year with support for bushfire relief in Australia. Purchase ticketsPurchase tickets to our Cheese 101 on 1/29, visit the shop that day 1/29, or make an online purchase on 1/29 and we'll donate 5% of all retail revenue to World Wildlife Fund - Australia. Thanks for helping us live our #DoGoodEatGood mission and find more details about our benefit day here: "WWF's global mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world's leading, independent conservation organization. Founded in 1961, we are active in over 100 countries and have close to five million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses, and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet's natural resources." Learn more about their specific bushfire relief efforts here.