This Week at Saxelby Cheesemongers… Hello Fall Cheese & Goodbye Summer Cheese, Plus Urban Cheesemaking on Cutting the Curd!

The coming of fall each year is a time for us mongers to both celebrate and sniffle as we herald the arrival of rich autumnal cheeses, while summer cheeses we’ve grown fond of leave us until next year. This week’s email is a rundown of what’s on its way out and what’s on its way in… Either way, get yourself down to the Essex Market for a taste!
Hello Fall Cheese and Other Delectable Dairy:

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David Major of Vermont Shepherd with fresh sheep milk

Vermont Shepherd

Raw sheeps’ milk. Vermont Shepherd, VT
Ah yes, this long awaited cheese has finally arrived! Each year come August, we start pestering the folks over at Vermont Shepherd about the release of their delicious sheeps’ milk tomme. Last Thursday we got our first shipment of the year, and let me tell ya, these wheels are like giant pieces of sheeps’ milk candy. Vermont Shepherd is a dense and toothsome cheese, with notes of hazelnuts and caramelized milk interwoven with sweet summer grass and tart citrusy flavors. Each batch comes with a note from the farm that tells us where the sheep were grazing when they made the batch of cheese.
Animal Farm Buttermilk
Pasteurized cows’ milk. Animal Farm, VT
Diane St. Clair’s diminutive herd of Jersey cows is back in action after a late summer respite, and man are we happy about it! Each summer, Diane takes a break from her butter (and buttermilk) making practice because as one can imagine, trying to make butter when it’s 85 degrees out is pretty much a losing proposition… good for pouring on popcorn maybe, but not too great for anything else. For those of you who haven’t tried it, her buttermilk is the real deal. Tart, tangy, and rich, perfect for baking (Diane swears by her buttermilk waffles) or drinking straight up.

See ya Next Year Summer Cheese
(i.e. get ’em while the gettin’s good!):
Summer Snow
Pasteurized sheeps’ milk. Woodcock Farm, VT
It seems like we just blinked our eyes and the whole summer flew by. Yes, it’s already time to say goodbye to our beloved Summer Snow. If you haven’t yet tried one of these bright and citrusy little camembert-style wheels of sheeps’ milk goodness, don’t delay! Get over to the shop right now and take one home before they’re gone for the year. If soft and creamy cheese is your thing, you’ll meet your match with these cheeses.
Ricotta Lana
Pasteurized sheeps’ milk. Vermont Shepherd, VT
Sheep cheese is a fickle mistress, here today and gone tomorrow, and always in a super limited quantity. I guess I could take this analogy further, but I won’t. Don’t want to get too saucy too early on a Monday morning… One bite of this sheeps’ milk ricotta and you’ll be transported straight to a Sicilian nonna’s kitchen, inhaling the vapors of delicious food being cooked with just a whiff of the barnyard outside. Evocative, rich, and delicious, this ricotta is sweet and milky with a touch of wooly, lanolin tang.

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Cheese of the Month Club

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Cheese on the Radio! Tune in to Cutting the Curd Mondays from 4:30 to 5:00 pm on the Heritage Radio Network, or download the show as a podcast and listen anytime!

This week’s show is all about Urban Cheesemaking! Think making cheese in the city is impossible?? Well think again! We talk with Bill Oglethorpe of Kappacasein in London, who makes a variety of fresh and aged cheeses inside a railway arch in the up and coming Maltby Street Market, and Elena Santogade, a hobbyist cheesemaker in Brooklyn who hosts monthly mozzarella making classes. Check out her blog, Wannabemonger for more info!

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This Week(end) at Saxelby Cheesemongers… Amazing Customer Plans to Circumnavigate Manhattan on Waterskis, Plus Cheesy Events Galore!

Bright and early Sunday morning, we’ll be packing up our cheesy equipment for the Lower East Side Apple Day and the New Amsterdam Market. However, Mary Kocy, cheese lover extraordinaire, and an amazing member of our community, will be suiting up for one of the most fantastical feats we’ve ever heard of… A trip around the isle of Manhattan on waterskis, all to raise money for a good cause. Comparatively, yes, we are a bunch of wimps.
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Mary Kocy’s Sunday Morning Workout…

We thought Mary’s feat was so outlandish, so incredible, and so darn fun, that we wanted to share it with you! Our customers are the most important (and most enjoyable) part of our business, and when somebody does something extraordinary, we want to spread the word. For the full report on Mary’s maritime adventure, check out the NY Times Cityroom Blog.

So, what are your Sunday plans? Whether it’s sleeping in, reading the paper, coming out to New Amsterdam Market or the LES Apple Day, or doing some crazy feat of strength, Saxelby Cheesemongers wishes you a wonderful weekend!
Here’s what Saxelby Cheesemongers is up to this weekend…
Saturday, September 17th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park Tobacco Warehouse

Support City Harvest and eat some delicious grub at the first ever Brooklyn Local! Over 75 local purveyors will set up shop in the historic Tobacco Warehouse for a day of noshing and special events. Tastings, book signings, and activities for kids are among the fun sessions planned for this fantastic event. Saxelby Cheesemongers will be there serving up mouthwatering cheese sandwiches, so stop by for lunch!
Sunday, September 18th from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
Orchard Street between Broome and Grand
Did you know that the Lower East Side used to be home to an apple orchard owned by a Frenchman named Delancey? Well now you know! (Who said these emails couldn’t be educational?!) This annual LES event features your favorite neighborhood shops and restaurants gathered on Orchard Street for a one-of-a-kind street food fest! Don’t miss the apple pie eating contest, or our grilled cheese sandwiches with Shelburne Cheddar & Sweet Deliverance Apple Chili Chutney!
Sunday, September 18th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Old Fulton Fish Market (South Street at Peck Slip)

Saxelby Cheesemongers is back at the New Amsterdam Market! If you haven’t been down to the market this year, get thee to Peck Slip this Sunday! New Amsterdam has never been better. From prepared foods like lobster and shrimp rolls to incredible breads, meat, and produce, you can stay for lunch and get your weekly groceries all in one go! We’ll be at the market once a month from now till December, so stay tuned for future dates…

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Cheese of the Month Club

Gotta give a gift? Send the gift of cheese to someone you love!

Visit saxelbycheese.com for our full selection of cheesy packages, gift certificates, and more! We ship all across the country, so what are you waiting for?

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Cheese on the Radio! Tune in to Cutting the Curd Mondays from 4:30 to 5:00 pm on the Heritage Radio Network, or download the show as a podcast.

This week we talked with Paul Kindstedt, co-director of the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese and author of American Farmstead Cheese: A Practical Guide to Making and Selling Artisan Cheeses.

Got questions for Cutting the Curd? Ideas for future shows? Tell us what you want to hear! Email us at info@heritageradionetwork.com!

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Cheese Week(end)!

This Week(end) at Saxelby Cheesemongers… LES Apple Day, The City Harvest Brooklyn Local, and first New Amsterdam Market of 2011

new amsterdam marketNobody proclaimed it, but it seems that this weekend is the unofficial Saxelby Cheese-a-palooza of 2011. We’re going to be all over town grilling sandwiches, slicing cheese, and performing other random feats of strength at some fantastic autumn events! Come on out and help us spread the curd…
And a special thanks to everyone who bought Vermont and New York cheeses at Saxelby Cheesemongers last week! Your purchases combined to help make a generous donation to the Red Cross for Hurricane Irene cleanup and rebuilding efforts. Our regional farms and neighbors thank you!
Saturday, September 17th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park Tobacco Warehouse

Support City Harvest and eat some delicious grub at the first ever Brooklyn Local! Over 75 local purveyors will set up shop in the historic Tobacco Warehouse for a day of noshing and special events. Tastings, book signings, and activities for kids are among the fun sessions planned for this fantastic event. Saxelby Cheesemongers will be there serving up mouthwatering cheese sandwiches, so stop by for lunch!
Sunday, September 18th from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
Orchard Street between Broome and Grand
Did you know that the Lower East Side used to be home to an apple orchard owned by a Frenchman named Delancey? Well now you know! (Who said these emails couldn’t be educational?!) This annual LES event features your favorite neighborhood shops and restaurants gathered on Orchard Street for a one-of-a-kind street food fest! Don’t miss the apple pie eating contest, or our grilled cheese sandwiches with Shelburne Cheddar & Sweet Deliverance Apple Chili Chutney!
Sunday, September 18th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Old Fulton Fish Market (South Street at Peck Slip)

Saxelby Cheesemongers is back at the New Amsterdam Market! If you haven’t been down to the market this year, get thee to Peck Slip this Sunday! New Amsterdam has never been better. From prepared foods like lobster and shrimp rolls to incredible breads, meat, and produce, you can stay for lunch and get your weekly groceries all in one go! We’ll be at the market once a month from now till December, so stay tuned for future dates…

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Cheese of the Month Club

Gotta give a gift? Send the gift of cheese to someone you love!

Visit saxelbycheese.com for our full selection of cheesy packages, gift certificates, and more! We ship all across the country, so what are you waiting for?

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Cheese on the Radio! Tune in to Cutting the Curd Mondays from 4:30 to 5:00 pm on the Heritage Radio Network, or download the show as a podcast.

Today we’ll be talking with Paul Kindstedt, co-director of the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese and author of American Farmstead Cheese: A Practical Guide to Making and Selling Artisan Cheeses.

Got questions for Cutting the Curd? Ideas for future shows? Tell us what you want to hear! Email us at info@heritageradionetwork.com!

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This Week Only! Buy New York & Vermont Cheese and Help Rebuild Post-Irene!

This Week at Saxelby Cheesemongers… Buy New York & Vermont Cheese and Help Rebuild Post-Irene!

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In New York City, Hurricane Irene was billed to be a potentially catastrophic storm. In the end, for us it came and went without much fanfare. However, there are countless farms across New England that suffered tremendous losses, and are continuing to suffer as power is slowly restored, roads are slowly rebuilt, and stock is taken of the widespread damage that the storm left in its wake.

Saxelby Cheesemongers depends on the vitality and hard work of our regional farmers to provide our shop with some of the country’s finest cheeses. Though many of our cheesemakers were spared from Irene’s destructive path, some were hard hit. This week from Monday through Sunday, we invite you to help us give back to our upstate and Vermont neighbors by buying their cheese! Being a do-gooder has never been so delicious!!

This week only, from Monday, September 5th through Sunday, September 11th, Saxelby Cheesemongers will donate 50% of the profits from the sale of New York and Vermont Cheeses at our Essex Market shop to Hurricane Irene relief efforts spearheaded by the New York and Vermont Chapters of the Red Cross.
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Washington County Cheese Tour This Weekend!

Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

A drive-yourself tour to five fabulous creameries… tour farms, taste cheese, meet local cheesemakers. Just four hours from New York City! For more info visit washingtoncountycheese.com

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Gotta give a gift? Send the gift of cheese to someone you love!

Visit saxelbycheese.com for our full selection of cheesy packages, gift certificates, and more! We ship all across the country, so what are you waiting for?

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Cheese on the Radio! Tune in to Cutting the Curd Mondays from 4:30 to 5:00 pm on the Heritage Radio Network, or download the show as a podcast.

Got questions for Cutting the Curd? Just send an email to info@heritageradionetwork.com!

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