Back to School!

You heard it here first! The Essex Street Market will be open until 8 PM on FRIDAYS
through December to accommodate all of your shopping needs.  Stop in, shop later, and take advantage of some great programs and public art initiatives!
Labor Day marked the return to school – and now that we’re all back in the swing of things, the question is – what to put in that lunchbox? Saxelby Cheesemongers has a bang up selection of delicious cheeses perfect for lunches and after school snacks.
After all, cheese is basically mother nature’s original protein bar.
Call us biased, but we can’t think of a tastier way to round out the lunchbox lineup! Check out a few of our favorites below, and be sure to stop by the shop and find your own new fave!
Cheddar Bites $10.99/lb

(pasteurized cows’ milk, Bennington, VT)

Delectable tiny bites of cheddar curds, freshly milled at Maplebrook Farm. Technically, cheddar bites are primordial cheddar cheese. During the cheddar cheese making process, curds are usually packed into molds and pressed together, and aged yielding the dense, sharp blocks of cheddar we know and love. When fresh and un-pressed, they are mild, milky, creamy, and just a touch salty with a delightfully snappy texture. Eat ’em straight up like popcorn (we do!!) or melt them into your macaroni and cheese for a rich and buttery twist.
1841 Havarti $17.99/lb
(raw cows’ milk, Honesdale, PA)
1841 Havarti gets its name from the year that Highland Farm (now home to Calkins Creamery) was established in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. This milky, creamy cheese is light and mild with a semi-firm texture and just a touch of tang. It is perfect for sandwiches, or cubed up with some fresh fruit for a light and satisfying snack.
Melville $12.99/ea (8oz wheel)
(pasteurized cows’ milk, Lebanon, CT)

Say hello to Melville, the first cheese from the Mystic Cheese Company! A tiny cheese business in coastal Connecticut, the Mystic Cheese Co is cranking out some super-fine Italian-esque cheese. Cheesemaker Brian Civitello oversees the production of these pudgy, fresh little squares of cows’ milk cheese, similar in style to Crescenza. The flavor is bright, briny and lactic, with some pleasant yogurty sourness. The texture is perhaps the most unique thing about this cheese. Melville is satiny, silky and blubbery (pun definitely intended!) and becomes more unctuous and gooey as it ages. Serve it up in a grilled cheese sandwich (Melville LOVES to melt!) or toss chunks of it with the season’s bounty of tomatoes for a twist on Caprese salad.

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar $21.99/lb
(pasteurized cows’ milk, Greensboro, VT)
It’s everyone’s favorite cave-aged cheddar! Cabot Clothbound is like cheddar meets parmesan – sharp, savory, nutty and just a touch sweet! A hefty, beautiful, and rustic wheel, the clothbound cheddar is rich and caramelly, speckled with bits of crystalline crunchy goodness. Cabot Clothbound crumbles like a dream – we like to chisel off a few chunks to savor alongside some fresh local apples. Now that’s a wholesome, cheesy (and SUPER easy) snack! Also makes for stellar cheese sandwiches and is great to grate over salads and pasta.
FRIDAY 9/18 AT 5:15PM & 6:30PM
Essex Market Old
Sign up for a FREE historic tour of the Essex Street Market
hosted by Turnstile Tours. This hour-long educational tour will
guide you through the past, present, and future of the Essex Street Market.
Cindy VandenBosch, founder of Turnstile Tours, is a former
Tenement Museum educator and LES expert, so even if you’ve
lived in the ‘hood for years, you’re bound to learn something new on this tour!
Plus, there are free snacks from your favorite Essex Market vendors along the way!
If you can’t make it this Friday, check out Turnstile Tours’ website for future dates!

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