Raclette Fest 2015!

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Raclette Fest 2015!
This Sunday 2/8 | 3 to 5pm
at Saxelby Cheesemongers
Come on down to Saxelby Cheesemongers in the Essex Street Market this Sunday and celebrate one of our cheesiest wintertime guilty pleasures: Raclette.
For those who don’t already know it, Raclette is a cheese that originated in the French and Swiss Alps, and was made to melt! The pliant and elastic curd turns to a burbling, bubbly, gooey and utterly delicious mess when met with a touch of heat. In French, the verb Racler means ‘to scrape’ and as evidenced by the photo above, that is just the thing do with an oozing hot wheel of Raclette!
We’ll be melting Reading Raclette from Spring Brook Farm for the masses, so be sure to stop by for a taste of melted cheese goodness with fresh Pain d’Avignon bread and cornichons!
All Sunday long, we’ll also be running specials on Reading Raclette for you to bring home and melt in your very own kitchen, and on our ‘Partyclette’ mini-Raclette grills! In the dead of winter, it’s almost as good as a trip to the beach!
valentines 2015Be Mine – $45
A Saxelby Cheese Valentine
Click here to order
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but there’s no need to stress! Each ‘Be Mine’ gift contains a romantic after dinner party in a box… Includes one wheel of Cupid’s Choice Camembert and six handmade truffles from Roni-Sue’s Chocolates. Ship it anywhere, or pick it up from our shop in the Essex Market!
Brand New Butter at Saxelby! Ploughgate Creamery Cultured Butter
ploughgate butter

Saxelby Cheesemongers is pleased as punch to announce the arrival of a new cultured butter from Ploughgate Creamery in Vermont! Butter maker Marisa Mauro is a former cheesemaker and longtime friend of Saxelby’s. For the past few years, Marisa has been working diligently to get her butter business up and running at the historic Bragg Farm, just outside of Waitsfield Vermont.
Ploughgate Creamery butter is made from fresh Vermont cream sourced from the St Albans Coop. The cream is cultured for 48 hours before being churned, giving the butter a distinct tangy, nutty, and slightly cheesy flavor. The flavor from the sweet cream shines through, creating an elegant and balanced butter that is among the best we’ve ever tasted!
Thanks to an incredible program by the Vermont Land Trust in which young farmers compete to win the right to purchase a farm that has been conserved with the purpose of keeping the land in agriculture, Marisa was able to purchase the Bragg Farm and repurpose the farm buildings into a working creamery.
To be selected as the owner and steward of the Bragg Farm is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream,” said Mauro. “As a farmer and Vermonter, I am so proud to be part of the Mad River Valley community. With this opportunity, I can’t wait to get to work at the Bragg Farm with my family, friends and neighbors and contribute to our working landscape.”
Click here to read the full article on Marisa and Ploughgate Creamery!

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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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