Preorder Valentine's - limited

Plan Your Valentine’s Celebration
I wasn’t ready to promote it yet, but apparently we’re already getting lots of inquiries. So we’re on it! Yes, we have a plethora of ways you can plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us. Have an allergy or dietary need? Simply note it at checkout and we'll sub out that item for another product of equal or greater value.

“Spread the Love” Valentine’s Gift Box - limited supply
$75 for Local Curbside Pickup / $85 for Shipping
Our Valentine's Day box is the perfect foodie gift to show your love. It includes cheese, charcuterie (cured meat), and pairings like chocolate, pickles, nuts, and more. PREORDER now for shipping, noting this gift qualifies for free shipping in Texas. We’ll ship these on Mon 2/8-Wed 2/10 - all to arrive by Fri 2/12 latest.. Local folks can also preorder now for curbside pickup; please select a pickup or delivery date of Mon 2/8 through Sun 2/14 - while supplies last! (If you order for pickup before this chosen date period, we’ll build you a great Valentin’s Box with similar, yet substituted goodies. This special is available for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.)

Selection Includes:*
  • Heart's Desire triple creme from Cowgirl Creamery (CA)
  • Cave Aged Marisa from Carr Valley (WI)
  • Saucisson Rouge salami from Smoking Goose (IN)
  • Love Chocolate Bar from SRSLY Chocolate (TX)
  • Raspberry Rose Preserves from Quince & Apple (WI)
  • Dried Tart Cherries
  • Marcona Almonds
  • Pickled Red Peppadew Peppers
  • Description Menu and Cheese Care Instructions
Optional for Curbside Pickup: Add on a bottle of sparkling wine *while supplies last. Then similar products will be substituted.

Valentine’s Cheese Spread for Two
Ready for Valentine’s Date Night? Because this is everything you need. This package includes a round cheese and charcuterie tray featuring two cheeses, one cured meat, fresh and dried fruit, pickled treats, and jam. On the side, you’ll also get chocolate covered cashews, SRSLY Love chocolate bar, flatbread crackers, and a bottle of Prosecco. Everything is fresh cut and prepared in our health inspected facilities the day you pick it up. Order online here, on the first tab labeled “Hassle Free Selections.” This item is available only for curbside pickup or local courier (for an additional fee.). Available for pickup now through Sun 2/14

Cheese-y Events
While any of our February events would make good gifts, here are the ones we have featured the weekend of Valentine’s. Remember these events are for local curbside pickup. (If you want to do a tasting outside of Central Texas, check out our Cheese Class in a Box; we've even got a Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Experience for shipping!)
Fri 2/12 - An Antonelli’s Cheese Date Night - Galentine’s Edition
*Open to all but especially encouraging non-lovers who want to celebrate with a friend. Note: one ticket is good for two people and comes with a shared board for two. You’ll join the virtual event with one link together.

Sat 2/13 - Love Stinks: An Ode to Pungent Cheeses
Whether you love love or want to take a pass, this class is really all about celebrating stinky, beautifully odorous cheeses. Often the gooey ones, sometimes with a bark louder than the bite, and always polarizing, this is the class for folks who love stinky cheese. Only offered once a year!

Sun 2/14 - Cheese & Chocolate Pairing - Valentine’s Edition
Seven cheeses paired with seven chocolates - from single-origin, bean-to-bar dark chocolate to chocolates with inclusions to chocolate confections, this has a little something for every chocolate and cheese lover.

Book a Raclette Experience
A quarter wheel of raclette cheese, a machine to melt it, and all the fixins (cured meats, potatoes, an assortment of pickled goods, salad, and bread) that feeds up to 6 folks. This is a fun, interactive dining experience and oh-so-decadent. We have 4 machines to rent out daily, and you must return it before noon the following day (so we can spread the love!). Learn more or book your raclette night here. - Austin only

Snack Packs are Back!
When we launched these “artisanal Lunchables” in late fall, we couldn’t keep up with demand; thanks for your support! While we temporarily had to turn off ordering capacity for the final crazy weeks of December, they are now available for purchase again. As a reminder, these are available for local curbside pickup or courier only (and are not available to ship). We have a $15 Snack Pack and a $20 Individual Tasting Box; both have a minimum requirement of 10 orders. Great for socially-distanced or virtual gatherings with your colleagues, family, or friends. Each is intended to serve 1 person and comes with two cheeses, 1 meat, fresh and dried fruit, corn nuts, and bread. The Box also has jam and chocolate. Have an allergy? Simply note it at checkout and we’ll sub in for something of the same or greater value. Enjoy!

Charitable Cheese Cause
We’re excited to announce our 2021 #CharitableCheeseCause partners! On the date listed below, we’ll pay it forward, donating 5% of that day’s online, shop, and events sales to a local nonprofit. There is also a cheese tasting that night that benefits the nonprofit. You can purchase virtual class tickets now, and we’ll pay it forward too. Thank you for helping us live our #DoGoodEatGood mission! You can learn more about us, our philanthropy, and our allyship/anti-racist actions here.
  • Jan 25 - Austin Justice Coalition
  • Feb 22 - Austin Shift Meal
  • Mar 25 - The Nourish Foundation
  • Apr 26 - Multicultural Refugee Coalition
  • May 24 - Latinitas
  • Jun 28 - Austin Center for Grief and Loss
  • Jul 26 - Central Texas Young Farmers Coalition
  • Aug 30 - Austin Speech Labs • Sep 20 - Survive 2 Thrive Foundation
  • Oct 18 - Allgo
  • Nov 8 - Friends of the Children Austin
  • Dec TBD - Slow Food Austin

This coming Mon 1/25, we’ll be donating 5% of sales to Austin Justice Coalition. So get your tickets now to our Cheese 101 virtual tasting that night. Or, mark your calendar to make a purchase for curbside or purchase for shipping on Mon 1/25. Austin Justice Coalition is a grassroots, activist-led organization addressing criminal justice reform as well as economic and social justice at the local level. They also focus on supporting, empowering, mentoring, and increasing political involvement in minority and underrepresented communities in Austin. Eat cheese and feel good about it!

ANNOUNCING February Virtual Tastings!
Local: Our complete January schedule is here. Plus, check out our full calendar of February virtual tasting experiences. You can search by class topic here or by date here (scroll down and click on the date). Questions? Check out our most frequently asked questions here.
  • Mon 1/25 - Cheese 101: The Seven Styles (benefits a local charity)
  • Tues 1/26 - Soft Cheeses: Rich, Gooey, Delicious - JUST ADDED
  • Wed 1/27 - Conservas (tinned fish) & Cheese Pairing - JUST ADDED
  • Fri 1/29 - An Antonelli’s Cheese Date Night
  • Sat 1/30 - Chocolate & Cheese Pairing
  • Sun 1/31 - Preserves & Cheese Pairing

Outside Austin
: While we can’t ship you our cheese class plate, you CAN still take a virtual cheese tasting with us. Check out our Cheese Class in a Box, available for nationwide shipping in the continental USA. Each box has enough goodies to feed up to 4 folks (or leftovers for 1 person!), comes with a 10-min plating video, and an hour-long guided tasting led by John and me (Kendall). Folks can simply enjoy everything at their own leisure or take the included class. (Note that any orders made online now will be shipped the first week of January.) Current selections include:
  • Cheese 101: The Seven Styles of Cheese (& Pairings)
  • Cheese & Cured Meats Pairing
  • Cheese & Chocolate Pairing
  • Cheese & Honey Pairing (coming soon!)

Scholarships for Women in the Industry
Do you identify as female and work in the food, beverage, or hospitality industries? Or are you attending culinary school? The Austin chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a nonprofit of women dedicated to philanthropy in our community, just announced their annual grants period is now open and accepting applications. Just imagine any sort of educational opportunity you can. Want to take that online beekeeping class or pursue a wine certification or attend a foodie virtual conference? These are just some examples of what you can apply to do. As long as you're an aspiring or professional in the industry, put an educational spin on it and apply for money. We want to give it to you! Details here.

Direct Links & Resources
From Austin:
From Anywhere in the United States: We offer FREE SHIPPING in Texas on orders over $75 (price per item, pre-tax).

Stay Cheese-y!

John & Kendall
And your Awesome Cheesemonger Team.