Saxelby Cheesemongers Turns 8!
This Sunday May 4th, Come on Out and Celebrate!
Can it be true?! Eight years?! I feel like a parent when I say this (well now I am a parent so I guess I have an excuse) but little cheese shops grow up fast… It seems like just yesterday I was rolling up the gates for our first day of business at the Essex Market, and now eight years have flown by!
This Sunday, May 4th, SaxelbyCheesemongers Invites YOU, our favorite customers, to an eighth birthday celebration at our Essex Street Market shop!
There’ll be birthday cake, (courtesy of Ron & Ira at Rainbo’s Fish) Saxel-schwag giveaways, free cheese knives with purchases of $15 or more, and more delicious cheese than you could shake a stick at. We’re also sponsoring our first ever social media photo contest!
Post your favorite Saxelby Cheese pics to ourInstagram and Twitter pages with the hashtag #saxturns8 between now & May 5th. We’ll pick our favorite and award the winner a $50 gift certificate to the shop!
In eight years we’ve seen a lot of change… In the cheese world at large, in the world of American artisan cheese in particular, and in the Essex Street Market!
I’m happy to report that the great majority of this change has been for the good – there are more great American cheeses (and American cheesemakers) out there than ever before. WhenSaxelby Cheesemongers opened, I worked with a network of about twenty small farms. That number has swelled to closer to fifty today! The quality and complexity of cheese being made in the United States is just incredible, and at SaxelbyCheesemongers we are SO proud to support the work of all these dedicated artisans.
The cheese world at large continues to grow because of people like YOU, who love to eat great cheese! There are more cheese shops in NYC than there have been in a generation, and more restaurants featuring delicious cheese and dairy for their menus and cheese plates than ever before.
Last but not least, the Essex Market has changed! Since 2006, we’ve seen some wonderful older businesses close, and lots of new businesses open. The market has changed, but its spirit remains the same. Essex is still NYC’s most authentic and colorful public market, and we aim to keep it that way! The next few years are bound to bring about even more change as we transition into a new facility, and we need your continued patronage and support to keep Essex Market going strong, and to remain the quirky, mom & pop market you all know and love!
So come out this Sunday and celebrate eight great cheesy years! We love you all, appreciate your years of support, and look forward to many more!