On February 11, #AntonellisTurns9! And after a tough year in 2018 - opening and closing our downtown kitchen - we're more grateful than ever before to still be slinging cheese. That means, we've got to celebrate in style. And as is tradition by this point, we're making it rain free cheese across Austin with our #FreeCheeseWeek - and this year, we have more participating restaurants than ever. Additionally, we're offering extra events and tastings, including the launch of a few new classes. (Fondue anyone?!) Read on for details of each. Don't forget to drop by our shop, where we'll be giving out complimentary samples of a specialty cheese made just for us by local producer CKC Farms. Most importantly, thank you for your part in helping us get where we are today. In supporting us, you support hundreds of artisanal producers and our mission: #DoGoodEatGood.

Did you know we source cheese, cured meats, and pairings for 150+ chefs, restaurants, and industry folk in Central Texas? From Austin to San Antonio to Waco to the Hill Country, we love our partners. In appreciation to some of them and you, we're giving out free cheese! The schedule follows. Note that each restaurant will start at 5pm (or earliest open time after that) and will only give one free cheese plate per table (while supplies last); we encourage you to be considerate to your restaurant folk (ie a drink and/or tip goes nicely with that free cheese plate!).

Mon 2/4 - Revue at The Fairmont, Chez Zee, School House Pub, Central Standard
Tues 2/5 - Winebelly, Blackstar Coop, La Volpe, Oasthouse
Wed 2/6 - Lenoir, Bufalina Due, Max's Wine Dive, Tiny Boxwoods
Thu 2/7 - Drink.Well, District, The ABGB, Easy Tiger on 6th
Fri 2/8 - Hillside Farmacy, Trace Bar, Austin Winery, 24 Diner

We host over 200 classes and private tasting events each year in our 110-year old Cheese House. Named "one of the best things to do in Austin," our classes are a great way to learn about cheese, find new favorites, make some friends, and just kick back, relax, and enjoy life for a bit. For our anniversary week, we're including some of our most popular classes, as well as debuting a few new ones. And prepare yourself - you'll enjoy over a half pound of cheese in class, plus pairings! Check out our website for times, descriptions, and ticket purchasing info.


Antonelli's Cheese is a local mom and pop business launched 9 years ago during the recession, after Kendall and John Antonelli decided to quit their jobs on their honeymoon in pursuit of their passion with purpose – working together to support artisanal producers and tell the stories of delicious foods. In these past 9 years, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop has been named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the top cheese shops in the country and has been named a Local Hero the past 8 years, in addition to accolades from the Austin Chronicle and Austin Monthly. Through our retail, catering, gifting, and wholesale experiences, we aim to do everything with passion, smiles, knowledge, delicious bites, and incomparable service - all while living our mission: Do Good. Eat Good.

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