(non-alcoholic) Soda & Cheese Pairing...
(Virtual) Behind the Scenes with Sweet Grass Dairy
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?! Join us in supporting an American farmstead cheesemaker that could use your help during these COVID times. Sweet Grass Dairy is an award-winning dairy in Georgia. Watch cows frolic in pastures and learn about different breeds. See the cheesemaking vats full of luscious milk being transformed into magical, award-winning cheese. Peek into the aging rooms. AND! While we're being regaled with stories of this labor of love, enjoy a tasting. Taste with us, enjoy, learn, and find out how we can keep our dairies in business and continuing to make delicious cheese. $40pp; (6 cheeses, 6 food pairings, and accompaniments) Tickets here!
Through Thick and Thali - 33 Tigers Pop-Up
Wed 6/10 Stay tuned for details on this pop-up organized by 33 Tigers Supper Club and talented Chef Deepa Shridhar. Deepa reached out to see if we’d be interested in donating to this fundraiser; 100% of the profits will go towards bail bonds in her efforts to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Expect a thali board with puris to rip and dip with chili oil, pickles, cheese and sausages (transformed by Deepa), and a special dirty chai beverage. Looks like Cru Bom and Still, Austin Whiskey are also including goods. Mark your calendars! ( Check out here for other hospitality folks donating to end systemic racism.)
(Virtual) Beverage Pairing Series!
Last week, we announced a couple of virtual pairing tastings. After having executed a great collab with Desert Door Sotol, we’re ready to forge ahead with more. You’ll pick up your beverages when you collect your cheese plate via contactless curbside. I hope you’ll join us!
Sat 6/13 - Cheese & Rose Pairing with C.L.Butaud Winery - Details
Wed 6/17 - Cheese & Soda Pairing with Maine Root Soda Company (ALCOHOL-FREE) - Details
Sun 6/21 - Cheese & Beer Pairing with Circle Brewing - Details
(Virtual) Tasting Classes Coming Up
All are virtual with curbside pickups of cheese plates. Click on the calendar date here to get more info or tix:
In the News
So much focus during the pandemic is on supporting our local producers. While most of the big companies are going to make it, so many of our main street businesses are trying to stay afloat. To that end, check out these Texas wine and cheese pairings I recommended for this feature in Texas Lifestyle Magazine. Many of the Hill Country wineries have wide-open patio spaces and are now open to the public with social distancing practices. Feeling cooped up? Grab some Texas cheese from us and head out to a new winery!
We’ve weathered the storm so far because folks like you have been supporting us - either getting your weekly cheese fix or just subbing out some standard cheeses you’d traditionally buy at bigger grocers and getting them from us. Thank you! We need you to keep it up. While we’ve seen a softening of sales, we’re hoping that our historically “slow summer sales” don’t confound the problem. Thanks, Austin for keeping us on your rotation of shopping. Here’s more on the topic from Statesman writer Addie Broyles. (Thank you, Shellie!)
Father's Day Ideas
Pressed for ideas? Here are some of our most regularly-purchased gifts for the potential father figure in your life.
How You Can Help Us Stay In Biz
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John & Kendall
And Your Awesome Cheesemonger Team