Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing!
Virtual Wine & Cheese Pairing feat. Wine for the People
THIS Friday! At 6:30pm Join us for this specially-offered collaboration with a local biz we love. Wine for the People is helmed by Rae Wilson, a seasoned wine professional turned winemaker. After working with Austin’s top restaurants as a sommelier and consultant, Wilson has become a household name in the city’s wine community. Her wines are made from 100-percent Texas fruit, and her portfolio includes Dandy Rosé, The Grower Project (a collaboration with Winemaker Andrew Sides), and recently-launched La Valentía. Each label showcases the breadth of the state's distinctive terroir via low intervention techniques, resulting in food-friendly wines that show consistent quality from vintage to vintage. Dandy Rosé has been named a “Top Texas Wine” by Texas Monthly and Wilson has been dubbed as a top Austin winemaker by SevenFiftyDaily, Zagat, Forbes and more.
In this tasting Rae Wilson and an Antonelli's Cheesemonger will guide you through this tasting of six cheeses paired with two wines. We'll learn about the nuances of flavor between the vintages and how each brings out different notes in the cheese. This is a very special event where we will dive further into the process and art of wine making and pairing flavors. All items can be picked up with our curbside service from 1-5pm the day of the event. At 6:30pm you'll click on the zoom link and an Antonelli's Cheesemonger alongside Rae Wilson will walk you through the guided tasting. We can't wait to see you there! Tix and more info here. DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TONIGHT!
We’re Hiring - multiple positions
We’re hiring for both a Cheese Transporter (ie Driver!) and Cheesemongers in the Shop to help us cut the cheese on a daily basis. No experience required. Positive and energetic attitudes ideal, as well as the embodiment of being hospitable (because, you know, we’re in the hospitality industry!). All team members receive paid vacation and sick time, Employee Assistance Program access to 24/7/365 mental and physical therapists, free class tickets, and discounted products. If you’re interested, please check out our listings on Indeed.
Stop Asian Hate
We extend our love and support to our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees, friends, customers, and community at large. We will continue to act to create a just and equitable society that recognizes the harm caused by hate, institutional racism, and most recently the increase in violent acts against people of Asian descent in the past year.
I, Kendall, personally admit that I am often hesitant to post immediately in the wake of tragedy and heinous criminal acts for fear of being a performative ally and virtue signaling; instead, we choose to take our time to make sure our intent matches our impact and we work to be anti-racist actors instead of merely allies. We have personally contributed resources to the #StopAsianHate Rally & Vigil being organized APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs) for April 17 at 4pm at Austin City Hall. John and I ask you to join us there. You can also support these efforts with a financial donation through Facebook or online.
Follow Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC. They’ve announced a dozen FREE virtual trainings with Hollaback! that include Bystander Intervention, Conflict De-escalation, and a Workshop for People Experiencing Anti-Asian Harassment. (Over 21K have registered for the first!)
Have other resources, orgs, and ideas for ways to #StopAsianHate? Please share them with us publicly on our Facebook post or Instagram post so all can partake. Thanks for helping us #SpreadTheLove and live our #DoGoodEatGood mission.
Eat Cheese for Good
This Monday 3/29 is our monthly #CharitableCheeseCause Day, when we donate 5% of shop revenue to a local nonprofit. This month, we’re featuring and supporting the work of The Nourish Foundation, an organization dedicated to solving food insecurity by empowering communities through education, opportunity, and support. So mark your calendar to make purchases on that day (for same day or future pickups) and we’ll pay it forward. You can also get tix now to our virtual Cheese 101 tasting on Mon 3/29, and we’ll donate 5% of those proceeds too.
2nd Annual Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing
Thu 4/1 - Last year, one of our big first pandemic events was a virtual Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing. Over 200 of you joined us - either solo or with your families - for this fun tasting. I know time is a weird vortex right now, but it turns out Easter is just around the corner. (Say wha?!) So we hope you’ll get in the festive spirit. This tasting doesn’t include any religious leanings and is inclusive to all who like Peeps, Cadbury Eggs, Reese’s Eggs, Jelly Beans, and more. Oh yeah, and cheese. Offered via “Facebook Live with the Antonellis.” We’ll be live at 6pm, but you can watch it anytime later that same evening, accessing the video on our Facebook page. Includes 7 cheeses and 7 candy/chocolate pairings. Family friendly. Tickets here.
Dirty Dancing - Community Cinema Drive-In
Fri, March 26 - Join the Community Cinema in a safe, socially distanced setting at Community First! Village. We will be partnering to provide drive-in folks with some delicious Cheese & Charcuterie movie treats (pre-order when purchasing your tickets). Otherwise their concessions stand will be open before the movie for credit card purchases of popcorn, candy, and drinks. Please note that cheese plates are PRE-ORDER ONLY and will not be available for purchase at the door. Online ordering will close on Thursday March 25th, at 3pm. Get more details and tix here.
Announcing APRIL Virtual Tasting Events!
Local: These "Local" tastings are for Curbside Pickup only. 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.
Outside Austin: While we can’t ship you our cheese class plate, you CAN still take a virtual on-demand 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:
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Stay Cheese - y!
John & Kendall
And Your Awesome Cheesemonger Team