FREE 10-Year Cheddar!
FREE CHEESE - 10 Year Cheddar!
There’s more to come! Thanks to those who have celebrated our #FreeCheeseWeek with restaurant partners around town. You have one last chance tonight, hitting up Blackstar Co-op, School House Pub, or The Austin Winery this evening starting at 5 pm. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! This coming Tuesday, Feb 11 marks our actual 10-year anniversary. In celebration, we’ve teamed up with Widmer’s Cheese Cellars out of Wisconsin to offer a FREE WEDGE OF 10 YEAR CHEDDAR with any other shop purchase on that day. It’s amazing to hold that cheese in our hands and think that it was made the same time as when we opened the doors to our shop - and the journey it’s taken, the hands that have touched it (ie regular rotations and flipping), the rent it’s had to pay on a shelf, and more - to get where it is - and where we - are today. Come celebrate in the shop with us from 11-7. (Note: It’s available while supplies last. We have a lot to give away though, so come stop by!) #AntonellisTurns10
Wine & Cheese Pairings!
March 2 (6:30-8:30 pm) - The delicious and beautiful Juliet Italian Kitchen has invited us in for an Italian Cheese & Wine Pairing; we’ll be there to lead you through a guided tasting of five Italian cheeses, paired with their Sommelier and Italian wines. We love our collabs, and this is one not to miss. (Note: This event is at Juliet and ticket sales are through them.) More info and tickets here.
March 20 (6:30-8:30pm) - We’re thrilled to announce that Texas Fine Wine, comprised of a group of Texas winemakers, is hosting a Wine & Cheese Pairing in our Cheese House - and we’ve been invited to pair their wines with our favorite cheeses and co-lead the class. Already have some Texas favorites? Or perhaps you’re not very familiar with Texas wines? This is a great opportunity for lovers and novices alike to join in, hear about some of our Texas wines, and learn how we pair wine and cheese. You will have the chance to taste wines from Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars, and Spicewood Vineyards. You can learn more about the event or purchase tickets through Texas Fine Wine here.
Charitable Cheese Cause Day - Good Politics
Mon, Feb 24: We were late to pick our February #CharitableCheeseCause day because, well, it’s already February and I’m still behind in planning 2020. (Definitely no 2020 vision yet!) That being said, after a lot of the vitriol and lack of civil discourse after the State of the Union speech, we knew we had a nonprofit in mind. With that, we’re excited to introduce you to the relatively new local nonprofit, Good Politics, an Austin nonprofit that seeks to bring bipartisan folks together and decrease barriers to engage politically, as well as to create civil discourse around causes that matter to us: "It’s up to us to change that last one by getting more involved ourselves, and by encouraging other good people to get involved as well. Join over 800 of us—and counting—to build strong communities, better candidates, and good politics all across the state of Texas." Want to help this nonprofit? Join us! Purchase tickets to our 2/24 Cheese 101 class and a portion of proceeds will go to them. (Note: This is a normal class and we won’t be talking politics at the table; we’ll be building community over cheese!) Or visit us in our shop on 2/24 or make an online purchase on 2/24 (for future trays, gifts, or more) and all of that will help benefit Good Politics. *Last but not least, if you DO want a chance to talk politics, attend their upcoming event Party for the People: Candidate Happy Hour and Hang Out. This partnership with KUT, MoveTexas, US Tomorrow, and Austin Monitor is a chance to meet candidates from both parties, learn more, and come together...because after all, we ALL care - no matter what side of the fence we’re on, and that’s some common ground worth supporting.
Our Cheese Around Town
If you want to spend an evening at an intimate, classic cocktail bar, or just need a spot to hang out and let the Austin traffic do its the thing after work, Small Victory has you covered! Located in the hotel district of downtown Austin, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a Martini or Singapore Sling, and why not order a cheese plate to snack on at the same time? Cana de Oveja from Spain, Ewephoria from Holland, and Bayley Hazen Blue from Vermont will complement any cocktail on their impressive menu!
Kids In The News
Oh, y’all. I knew it would be a beautiful, painful trainwreck of awesomeness. Studio512 on KXAN, our local NBC affiliate, invited us - the whole Antonelli family - to come to taste cheese and talk about our new #CheeseyKids Class (coming this Sunday - also sure to be wacky!). Our son Everett (7yo) can’t stand still; our daughter Elia (6yo) is mad if she doesn’t get to talk a lot (like her mother), and more. But they did great! And they really, REALLY at lots of cheese. Check it out here (noting that you can view the video from a phone but not from a computer for some reason - did I mention I’m tech challenged?!).
Appreciations to writer Kimberly Giles for announcing and helping us celebrate our 10th anniversary with a highlight in the winter issue of Rock & Vine Hill Country Magazine. We love all our Hill Country partners - cheesemakers, beverage artisans, restaurants, and more. Fun Fact: Kendall is named after Kendall County, where her parents had a hippie ranch in the 80s.
We’ve got some other great events coming up. Check out our full events schedule here, noting a few highlights below. And remember, you can always view all our upcoming public classes or book your own private tasting.
Thu 2/20 - Perfect Pairings: Preserves & Cheese AT Confituras
Mon 2/24 - Cheese 101 benefiting local nonprofit
Sat 2/29 - Cheesy Bus Tour - 2 seats just opened to the sold-out event!
Mon 3/2 - Celebrate Texas Independence Day - fave Texas cheeses
Tue 3/3 - Cheeses & Balsamics Pairing with Con Olio
Thu 3/12 - Taste of Spain
Tue 3/17 & 3/24 - Booze Washed Cheeses for St. Patty’s Day
Thu 3/19 - Prosciutto, Salami, & Cheese...Oh My!
Spring means kidding season! So let’s get out of Austin and enjoy some baby goat cuddles, while we eat cheese (and maybe drink wine) on a picturesque farm under the trees and alongside our fave farmers.
3/21 or 4/11 - Bubbles, Brunch, and (Baby) Goats at Bee Tree Farm
4/19 - A Day In The Life of a Dairy Farmer (Pure Luck Farm) - 11 left!
3/28 - Cheese-y Bus Tour (Pure Luck, Desert Sotol) - 8 tickets left!
Stay Cheese-y Austin,
Kendall & John
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