Announcing a Beverage Pairing Series!
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. Thanks to our team and more structured systems, as well as our beverage artisans getting creative, we’re excited to bring these opportunities to you.
THIS FRI 5/29 - Cheese & Desert Door Sotol Pairing!
  • This is our first announcement of this event, and we only have 30 tickets to sell. You’ll get a flight of 4 cheeses, paired with 4 beverages: (a) Original Sotol, (b) Ranch Water, (c) Matadoor, and (d) Amarillo by Morning. You’ll pick up all curbside from our Cheese House on Friday afternoon. A Desert Door Sotol specialist will join our Cheesemonger on the Virtual Tasting at 6:30pm. $40 - Ticket details here.

Sat 6/13 - Cheese & Rose Pairing with C.L.Butaud Winery
  • It’s National Rose Wine Day! And we’re teaming up with the owners of Texas winery C.L.Butaud, Randy and Brooke Hester. One ticket ($110) is intended for two people and comes with two cheese plates and two different bottles of wine. We’ll be tasting the 2019 Pa Pa Frenchy Rose and their 2019 Pinot Gris Ramato. Each wine will be paired with 3 cheeses, for a total of 6 cheeses, as well as food pairing bites. This will be the first release of Ramato on the market. Exciting! Tickets here.
ALCOHOL-FREE: For folks that are abstaining from alcohol for various reasons, know that we’re working on a soda pairing event as well. We’ll be sure to share details as soon as we have them!

(Virtual) Tastings Classes Coming Up
All are virtual with curbside pickups of cheese plates. Click on the calendar date here to get more info or tix:
  • Wed 5/27 - Taste of Wisconsin - with the Antonellis (via Facebook Live)
  • Thu 5/28 - Ode to Alpine and Mountain-Style Cheeses
  • Fri 5/29 - Desert Door Sotol & Cheese Pairing
  • Mon 6/1 - Perfect Pairings: Cheese & Preserves
  • Wed 6/3 - Cheese 101: Seven Styles of Cheese - with the Antonellis (via Facebook Live)
  • Thu 6/4 - Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese...Oh My! A Cured Meats Pairing
  • Fri 6/5 - An Antonelli’s Cheese Date Night (1 ticket = 2 people)
  • Sat 6/6 - Behind the Scenes with Sweet Grass Dairy (Georgia) - with John Antonelli
*Note: We offer classes and events in three different formats. If you’d like to know about how each different type of class is offered and the benefits of each, check it out here and scroll to bottom.

Charitable Cheese Cause Day - Today!
Make any online or by phone purchase today (even if for future pickups/shipping), and a portion of your dollars will go towards local nonprofit Red Arena, which "serves children and adults through equine assisted physical & occupational therapies, therapeutic riding lessons, reading programs, family support, social skill groups, job training programs, and inclusive summer horse camps." Appreciations to team member Andrea for recommending Red Arena as our monthly #CharitableCheeseCause beneficiary. And thanks to you all for continuing to support us, so that we didn’t and don’t have to cancel our monthly nonprofit partnerships and can live our mission: #DoGoodEatGood.

Collaborations & Unique Offers
We love living in this city. We love being a part of the brotherhood/sisterhood of entrepreneurs and independent retailers nationwide. And we love our customers. In the wake of pandemic closures, so many different initiatives have sprung up to support local businesses. Each is unique, and we are so grateful.

MERCHAID - Action due Thursday! Merchaid links artists out of work with businesses that need help, creating a one-time offered custom t-shirt design. 100% of the sales go to the two entities. Check out our t-shirt or poster design here, noting that you have to order online by Thursday am. The print run will happen once. We got partnered with Simon Walker, a typographer who specializes in custom fonts. Simon is a custom lettering artist and one-time teacher of typography at the University of Texas in Austin. Some of his clients, past and present, include Apple Music, Nickelodeon, the United States Post Office, Ed Helms, Pepsi, ESPN, Brené Brown, Nike and Target. You can check out more about Simon and his work here. Want to support both our businesses? Order your shirt or poster today for $25! Ideal for our regular fans who keep supporting us, we’ll definitely always be able to know you supported us during the pandemic. Thank you!

PLATED PLAYLISTS - If you’ve purchased from our shop in the last week, you may have noticed a Plated Playlists info card inside. This Austin-born endeavor was established to support the independent restaurant community we know and love in their time of need. With every to-go order or meal kit purchased through one of their partners, you receive a restaurant-specific playlist thoughtfully curated to bring back some of the dine-in magic we all miss. We’ve got a small stack to keep giving out; enjoy your playlist!

A.PARTY - Check out this locally-created site, offering things to do to stay together (and “party) while we’re “apart.” From A.Party: Being event industry professionals ourselves, we are always looking for creative ways to connect people. While we cannot connect in real life, we can find other ways to celebrate milestones and bring people together. Our goal was three-fold: (1) Creatively continue to connect people. (2) Support small businesses by supporting their craft. (3) Contribute to communities through small acts of kindness. We have collectively pooled our networks and curated this free, not-for-profit listing service of small businesses offering creative services during this time of social isolation. We hope you will continue finding cause for celebration and being a part of the party from afar.

May is American Cheese Month!
American Cheese Month celebrates the dairy farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers, and chefs all working together to bring the best cheese to your table. There is no better time than NOW to support the American cheesemakers by buying American artisan cheese.
  • Buy local and share it, tagging #AmericanCheeseMonth #BuyAmericanCheese #ChooseItOrLoseIt
  • Take one of our May Facebook Live with the Antonellis virtual tastings. We're donating 5% of revenue to the American Cheese Education (ACE) Foundation
  • NEW: Check out our American Cheese Grab Bag option online. We're donating 5% of revenue from these to the ACE Foundation. Includes Calabro Buff Mozz (CT), River Whey Indigo Ridge (TX), Central Coast Creamery Goat Gouda (CA), and Hook's Little Boy Blue (WI). That's a water buffalo, cow, goat, and sheep cheese - what a variety!

How You Can Help Us Stay In Biz
From Austin:
From Anywhere in the United States: We offer FREE SHIPPING in Texas on orders over $75.

Stay Cheese -y!

John & Kendall
And Your Awesome Cheesemonger Team