Do Good. Eat Good.
"Why a Cheese Shop?" The answer is simple: "It makes people happy."
Two years after John announced on our honeymoon that he wanted to quit his job and "do something in cheese," we unlocked the front door to our very own cheese shop in 2010.
What ultimately started as a humble Cheese Shop in a beloved neighborhood, our business has grown to include the Cheese House where we offer public tasting classes and private events, a national e-commerce program, and a wholesale program sourcing and distributing artisanal cheese and meat across Texas.
On our website, you'll find drool worthy photos. Unfortunately, you can't taste them through your screen. So come see us for complimentary tastes or order to your door. We're grateful for a chance to spread joy and smiles, one cheese-y bite at a time.
- John and Kendall Antonelli
Our Core Principles
Passion with Purpose.
Passion fuels us; it's why we get out of bed every day. Purpose is why others support us in doing it. We have a passion for food and a purpose to represent the artisans who make it. We put it all together to Do Good. Eat Good.
Be A Juggernaut of Awesome.
It starts with a smile and a friendly interaction. We each have a superpower to be an overwhelming force of positive energy. We believe in the power of hospitality and going above and beyond with our customer service.
Be True. To Ourselves. To Others.
Act with honesty and integrity. Create a culture where folks can show up as their true selves, provided they respect and see others as their true selves.
Family First, Then Business.
However people define family, we remember that we go to work to earn a living to take care of our basic needs and those of the people (and pets) we call family.
Improve Every Day.
There is no best, only better. We will make mistakes. We will listen and learn. And we will try to be a better version of ourselves each day.
We represent hundreds of artisanal producers making delicious and responsible food; learning their stories in person and then retelling them to our customers; and building a team of advocates for real food.
Our Community Matters
We donate goods and services to local non-profit organizations and charitable endeavors. Additionally, we donate a significant portion of our time to serving our local Austin community, as well as our national cheese community and global food system. Our mission of "Do Good. Eat Good" drives every decision we make, working towards a positive impact for our team, our community, our producers, our food system, and our environment.
A Culture of Belonging
We are building a community that allows each and every individual to confidently and unapologetically show up as themselves every day, including our amazing team members, our passionate producers and suppliers, our customers, our affiliate organizers, and our non-profit partners. This lifelong work to create a culture of belonging celebrates diversity and appreciates all the hands that bring good food to our plates. That includes our commitment to combating systemic racism, a destroyer of belonging and inclusion.
Minimizing our Footprint
We recycle and compost, minimizing our waste. We use biodegradable, compostable materials. We support environmental nonprofits. And we continue to push forward daily to become a better, greener business.
We partner with artisans who manage their lands sustainably and regeneratively, care for their herds humanely, source raw materials ethically, and lead their businesses and teams to do better. It's a positive circle of support and love. In that light, we work to follow the principles of the Slow Food movement in sourcing goods that are "good, clean, and fair" as well as the Good Food Retailers Collaborative movement curating a selection of foods that are "tasty, authentic, and responsibly-sourced."