Special Halloween Edition: Scary Cheeses!

Special Halloween Edition: Scary Cheeses!
The cheese world can be a scary place indeed… caves, mites, mold, and strange smells are all a part of the trade (not to mention us mongers, a rare and scary breed unto ourselves!!) This week we’ve devoted our missive to some scary but delicious cheeses. When you’re thinking of tricks and treats, don’t forget to stop by Saxelby for these savory goodies that are ready for a-gobblin’!
grayson scary cheese

Check out this demonic ‘chamber of death’ devoted to the storage of Grayson, one of our favorite, most pungent cheeses! This photo came from one of our restaurant clients who shall remain nameless to protect those not associated with the cook who created this label…

Grayson is a stinky cheese if there ever was one, washed in saltwater brine and aged in cellars inoculated with b-linens bacteria which form the sticky and stinky orange rind. The texture is creamy and robust… think regular butter meets peanut butter, and the flavor is not unlike taking a bite of a dry aged steak. Which to us, is a sublime form of stinky.
suffolk punch moldy

Or check out this Suffolk Punch, a moldy-oldy gourd of a cheese aged at Crown Finish Caves in Brooklyn. These caciocavallo-style cheeses are hung in the caves and aged for a few months, during which they create a pretty impressive coating of furry green mold. The cave masters know they’re ripe and ready to go when the mold begins to droop towards the bottom of each cheese, giving it that gourd-like look. Each Suffolk Punch is then rubbed down with olive oil to take the green away before being sold.

These tasty Italian-esque cheeses are America’s answer to Provolone… young, nutty, and swissy with a touch of a fruity and peppery bite! Suffolk Punch makes for a perfect table cheese, or an ideal accompaniment to some cured meats on a cheese board or in a sandwich!
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This Halloween Send Some Scary Cheese to That Special Someone!

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Try a trio of our favorite stinky cheese for a special trick or treat this Halloween! Features Grayson – a beefy, buttery, pungent cheese from Meadow Creek Dairy, Juvindale – a dense and peanutty round from Meadowood Farms, and Oma – a tangy, barnyardy and vegetal cheese from VonTrapp Farmstead. Includes three 1/3 lb wedges of cheese for a total of approximately 1lb. Serves up to 12.
Help A Butcher in Need… Help Saxelby Cheese Support Silva!

silva

Silva, a dear friends and butcher at the Heritage Meat Shop, needs our help! He has been battling cancer for the past few years, but sadly, his symptoms won’t allow him to continue working at Heritage.

Order our delicious cheeses online! Gifts, Cheese of the Month Clubs and More!

120 Essex St, NYC
Tues-Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 6pm

We sell to restaurants and retailers nationwide! Call 718-260-8660 for more info

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Five Reasons to Visit the Essex Street Market / What the Heck is Happening at the Essex Market?!

Five Reasons to Visit the Essex Street Market / What the Heck is Happening at the Essex Market?!
 
We get this question a lot. The short answer is SO much good stuff! The market is coming up on its 75th anniversary (wow!!) and is preparing for a big move in the next 4 to 5 years. The market needs your support more than ever during the next few years as we transition to the new space to keep it a vibrant and dynamic representation of the Lower East Side’s culinary history.
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The plan for Essex Market under the SPURA redevelopment project is to rebuild the market on the south side of Delancey Street at about twice its current size. Construction is slated to begin in 2015 and scheduled to be finished in 2018. The new market will have all the vendors you know and love, plus a few new ones… We think that as the cornerstone of the SPURA redevelopment project, Essex is poised to become NYC’s premier public market, drawing locals and tourists alike to enjoy the quirky and wonderful mix of grocers, bakers, coffee roasters, cheesemongers, butchers and cooks who pour their hearts and souls into the market and call it home.

Here are five reasons (so hard to choose!) to come to the market and check out the best of the old and the new!
1. PEASANT STOCK – This delightful little soup business is a relative newcomer to the market! Located on the North end of the market behind Best Farms produce. With the onset of cooler weather, the delicious savory soups cooked by owner Christine are the perfect lunch or dinner to take home.
2. ESSEX FLOWERS – A veritable miniature botanical garden of flowers, nestled behind Luna Brothers Produce on the South end of the market. Arrangements to take to a party, potted plants for your home or gifts, it’s a one stop shop!
3. PORTO RICO COFFEE – They’ve expanded! Porto Rico is bigger, meaning more delicious coffee, tea, and sundries for all of us.
4. STICKY BUNS AT PAIN D’AVIGNON – I stumbled across one by surprise last Sunday and am now officially addicted. Try this sweet sticky pastry as soon as you can!!
5. THANKSGIVING TURKEYS FROM HERITAGE MEAT SHOP – Order ’em while you can! These unparalleled heritage breed birds with blow your Thanksgiving out of the water.
Help A Butcher in Need… Help Saxelby Cheese Support Silva!

silva

Silva, a dear friends and butcher at the Heritage Meat Shop, needs our help! He has been battling cancer for the past few years, but sadly, his symptoms won’t allow him to continue working at Heritage.

Make a donation to help Silva at gofundme.com/Silva
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Get Your American Cheese Month Passport Today!
Stop by the shop to purchase your American Cheese Month Passportfor a month’s worth of savings on your favorite farmstead cheeses!For $10 (all of which is donated to the ACE Foundationyou’ll get 25% off of the cheese of the day, each and every day in October! You can use your American Cheese Month Passport at any participating retailer, so bop around town and try all your favorite cheeses at great prices!

Order our delicious cheeses online! Gifts, Cheese of the Month Clubs and More!

120 Essex St, NYC
Tues-Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 6pm

We sell to restaurants and retailers nationwide! Call 718-260-8660 for more info

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Saxelby Cheesemongers Gets Stoked for American Cheese Month!

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Saxelby Cheesemongers Gets Stoked for American Cheese Month!

Did you know that October is American Cheese Month?! Well, at Saxelby Cheesemongers EVERY month is American Cheese Month, but October has been officially designated by the American Cheese Society as the time to celebrate our nations legions of fermented dairy artisans.

Stop by the shop to purchase your American Cheese Month Passportfor a month’s worth of savings on your favorite farmstead cheeses! For $10 (all of which is donated to the ACE Foundationyou’ll get 25% off of the cheese of the day, each and every day in October! Obviously, it pays to get your passport early so you can come and try ’em all!
You can use your American Cheese Month Passport at any participating retailer, so bop around town and try all your favorite cheeses at great prices!
Help A Butcher in Need… Help Saxelby Cheese Support Silva!

silvaWhen I first opened Saxelby Cheese in the Essex Market, Silva was my first market buddy. He made me, the oddball /newcomer/cheesemonger, feel immediately welcome in this market of diverse vendors, and for that I am eternally grateful! I soon came to know Silva as a bit of an Essex Market legend… He was a longtime butcher at Jeffrey’s Meats and continued on to work at The Heritage Meat Shop when they opened in the market. He knows his way around a dry aged steak, cooks a mean goat curry, and is the consummate gallant, old-school brand of butcher that is emulated by the new-school hipsters who love the trade.

Unfortunately, Silva has been battling cancer for the past few years and can no longer manage his symptoms and continue to work at the Heritage Meat Shop. Together with the good folks at Heritage Foods USA, we’re helping to raise money for Silva to go home to Brazil to live with his daughter.
Make a donation to help Silva at gofundme.com/Silva
Emilie and the team at the Heritage Meat Shop are also organizing some fundraising events for Silva in the coming weeks. Please help us spread the word and attend as many as you can!
Saturday, October 4th, 6pm onward

Reggae Party for Silva

at Farhigh Studio (104-63 165th St, Jamaica)

Take the E or Z train to the last stop

10 min walk or 4 min car ride (car service # 646.200.2332)
Tuesday, October 7th

Concert for Silva

at Palisades (906 Broadway, Brooklyn)

Take the JMZ to the Myrtle stop

with Flagland, Vulture Shit, Lost Boy?, Washer, and ¨special guests¨

Sunday, October 19th, 6pm-9pm

Heritage Meat Shop Benefit for Silva

at The Magician (118 Rivington St at Essex St)

Meat, cheese, and a raffle!

Order our delicious cheeses online! Gifts, Cheese of the Month Clubs and More!

120 Essex St, NYC
Tues-Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 6pm

We sell to restaurants and retailers nationwide! Call 718-260-8660 for more info

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Blue Chair Fruit Jams and Conserves – The Perfect Cheese Pairing!

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Blue Chair Fruit Jams and Conserves – The Perfect Cheese Pairing!

Saxelby Cheesemongers is beyond proud to announce the arrival of a stellar lineup of jams, conserves, and marmalades from Oakland-based Blue Chair Fruit. Rachel Saunders and her team create incredible jams using only the finest organic and seasonal fruit (which around Oakland CA is varied and plentiful!!) Last week the Saxelby Team took on the arduous, belly fattening task of finding our favorite cheese & jam pairings. Check out our findings and stop by the shop to grab a perfect pairing for your next party, or for dinner tonight!
blue chair pairingSaxelby’s Top Blue Chair Fruit & Cheese Pairings!
Blackberry Greengage Jam 
Cheese Pick – Bonne Bouche – a creamy and musky disc of goats’ milk cheese ripened with a light dusting of vegetable ash on the rind.
Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Jam

Cheese Pick – Nancy’s Camembert – a decadent triple creme mix of sheep and cows’ milk, like cheesy butter with a rind.

Seven Citrus Marmalade
Cheese Pick – Bayley Hazen Blue – a fudgy, robust, and barnyardy blue with salt and anise flavor notes.
Bourbon Tomato Conserve
Cheese Pick – Marieke Extra Aged Gouda – a butterscotchy sweet toasted truffle of a cheese!
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Get Your American Cheese Month Passport Today!
Stop by the shop to purchase your American Cheese Month Passportfor a month’s worth of savings on your favorite farmstead cheeses!For $10 (all of which is donated to the ACE Foundationyou’ll get 25% off of the cheese of the day, each and every day in October! You can use your American Cheese Month Passport at any participating retailer, so bop around town and try all your favorite cheeses at great prices!
Help A Butcher in Need… Help Saxelby Cheese Support Silva!

silvaSilva, a dear friends and butcher at the Heritage Meat Shop, needs our help! He has been battling cancer for the past few years, but sadly, his symptoms won’t allow him to continue working at Heritage. Make a donation today or attend the October 19th Fundraiser at the Magician to help Silva get home to Brazil to be with his family.

Make a donation to help Silva at gofundme.com/Silva
Heritage Meat Shop Benefit for Silva

Sunday, October 19th, 6pm-9pm

at The Magician (118 Rivington St at Essex St)

Meat, cheese, and a raffle!

Order our delicious cheeses online! Gifts, Cheese of the Month Clubs and More!

120 Essex St, NYC
Tues-Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 6pm

We sell to restaurants and retailers nationwide! Call 718-260-8660 for more info

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