Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cheese & Chutney Anonymous

This week, our litany of love for all things picklish leaps towards chutney, that harmonious sweet & savoy condiment popularized across the pond. Sweet Deliverance NYC and Saxelby Cheesemongers have teamed up yet again to bring you a never before seen cheese & chutney match made in heaven... Order one for someone you love and spice up their fridge, or come on down to the New Amsterdam Market this Sunday for one of our famous Ploughman's Sandwiches!

Ploughman's Lunch Selection
3 Cheeses & Sweet Deliverance 'Raisin Haters Apple Chili Chutney'
$55 plus shipping
To place your order, visit saxelbycheese.com



At Saxelby Cheesemongers, we love our cheese & chutney. In honor of fall, and all the delicious apples spilling forth from farmers' market stalls, we got in cahoots with Sweet Deliverance NYC to cook up an exclusive batch of Raisin Haters Apple Chili Chutney. One scoop of this fruity, fermenty delight atop a wedge of thick and creamy cheese, and you've got yourself a new addiction. We chose a trio of fantastic farmy cheeses to complement this spicy, sweet & savory chutney: Noble Road, a truffle-y buttercream bomb of gooey goodness from Calkins Creamery, Landaff, a tart and earthy cows' milk cheese from Landaff Creamery, and Square Cheese, a quadrangular, junipery, malty, caramelized goats' milk cheese from Twig Farm.

If you're already hooked (or looking for trouble!), our first official meeting of C&CA (Cheese & Chutney Anonymous) will be held this Sunday, October 31st at the New Amsterdam Market. That's right folks... Ploughman's Sandwiches are back! We'll be slathering 'Raisin Haters' chutney on Sullivan Street bread and laying down a cheesy foundation of Landaff for the munching. Don't miss out on this singularly autumnal treat!

Saxelby Cheesemongers' Ploughman's Sandwiches at New Amsterdam Market
Sunday, October 31st 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
For directions and vendor information visit newamsterdampublic.org


'Till next week, eat your cheese & chutney!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pickin' a Peck of Cheese Lovers

If they say spring has sprung, can we say fall has fallen? It's what many people call the most wonderful time of the year in New York, and this Sunday, we'll be in the thick of it. That's right folks... there's no cheesier day trip than Saxelby Cheesemongers' Day A-Whey. We'll visit an award-winning creamery, be treated to a glorious picnic lunch, and pick a peck of apples, all before sundown! Did we mention we'd do the driving? Not sure what to do this weekend? Get on the cheesemobile and come along on our Day A-Whey!

A Day A-Whey to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard
Sunday, October 24th 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
For tickets ($95) and more information, visit saxelbycheese.com

farm and foliage

Our first stop is Sprout Creek Farm, makers of delicious farmstead goat and cows' milk cheeses. Cheese maker Colin McGrath will lead our group on a special behind-the-scenes tour of the creamery and cheese caves, showing us how cheese is made, and what it takes to ripen it to perfection.

After the tour, we'll gather in the cozy barn for a big old picnic lunch and cheese tasting featuring everything from the mild to the downright stinky. This farm trip is BYO, so bring a bottle of wine or beer to create your own cheese pairings!

After lunch, we'll head over to Terhune Orchard for some apple picking and fall sunshine. Terhune boasts one of the finest selections of apples in all of New York... Empires, Galas, Winesaps, Romes and Honeycrisps are just a few of the fruits on the apple menu! Pick a peck and bake a pie (topped with some Sprout Creek cheese!) or just munch till your heart's content.

Don't miss out on the last Day A-Whey of the season. It's bound to be cheese-tastic!

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For cheese-waves on the radio, check out this week's episode of Cutting the Curd on the Heritage Radio Network. Our 'State of Cheese' series continues with Aubrey Thomason of Zingerman's Creamery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Listen in as we chew the fat and get the skinny on the world of cheese in the Great Lakes!


'Till next week, stay cheesy...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Hotties & Hot Cheese ... Pickle Day is Here!

Small-town cheese from New Hampshire moves to big city. Before long, it finds itself swept off it's feet, melted between two toasty pieces of focaccia, doing the culinary equivalent of dirty dancing with Hotties, Sriracha spiced pickles from Rick's Picks. Look out Baby/Frances/Jennifer Gray, there's a new tag team in town!

Lower East Side 10th Annual Pickle Day
Sunday, October 17th, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
(Note! Saxelby's will be grilling from 11:00 to 1:00, so come early!)
Essex Street between Broome and Delancey


That's right folks. The wait is over. New York's own 10th annual Pickle Day is going down this Sunday, October 17th, and you'd be a boob to miss it! Saxelby Cheesemongers and Rick's Picks are teaming up once again to give you the latest and greatest grilled cheese and pickle sandwich on the face of the planet. Hightail it down to Pickle Day for a toasted treat!

What makes this grilled cheese magic? We've decided to unveil our not-so-top-secret recipe to get your tastebuds humming... (I've had... the time of my life...)

Ingredients:
1 piece of olive-oily focaccia
2 oz Landaff (raw cows' milk cheese from Landaff Creamery, NH)
Handful of 'Hotties' Rick's Picks Sriracha spiced pickles

Preparation: (easy as pie!)
Slice bread
Place 2 hearty hunks of Landaff in between slices
Slice Hotties in half to make 'em a bit skinnier
Liberally garnish Landaff with Hotties
Smush bread back together
Grill till gooey and enjoy!

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And, as if cheese and pickles weren't enough fun... Saxelby Cheesemongers is planning the cheesy getaway of the year. Tickets are going fast for our Day A-Whey trip to Sprout Creek Farm... Get yours today!

A Day A-Whey to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard
Sunday, October 24th 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Trip begins and ends at Saxelby Cheesemongers
For tickets ($95) and more information visit saxelbycheese.com


Sometimes everybody needs A Day A-Whey... Join Saxelby Cheesemongers on an autumnal romp upstate to visit Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard. See how delicious farmstead cheese is made, enjoy a gourmet Greenmarket picnic lunch, and pick a peck of apples! We've taken care of all the details, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Sit back, relax, and let us do the driving! All you have to bring is your appetite.

This is our last Day A-Whey of the year, so don't miss out!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Spring Brook Farm at Beer Table This Monday!

At Saxelby Cheesemongers, we're always looking out for our next opportunity to eat delicious cheese... Fortunately for us, this fall has been rife with opportunities to do just that! This Monday, join us with cheese maker Jeremy Stephenson of Spring Brook Farm at Beer Table for a tasting and talk on their fabulous farmstead fromage.

Spring Brook Farm Cheese Tasting at Beer Table
Monday, October 11th 7:00 pm
For tickets ($35) and more information, visit beertable.com

Spring Brook Farm is one of Vermont's finest farmstead cheeseries, crafting Alpine-style cheeses reminiscent of European greats like Beaufort and Gruyere. Nothing says fall to this monger like a hearty old wedge of sweet, aged cows' milk cheese! This special tasting will feature 4 cheese and beer pairings, as well as a tasty, stinky signature dish of potatoes and Spring Brook Raclette! (of course, also served with beer) We'll do a vertical tasting through three different age profiles of Spring Brook Tarentaise to see how the flavor changes throughout the aging process. We'll also sample their brand new Raclette-style cheese in the raw and out o' the oven, melted over Greenmarket potatoes!

Don't miss this chance to meet one of Vermont's best cheesemakers, right here in your own backyard! 'Till next Monday, may many a wonderful cheese cross your path!

At Saxelby Cheesemongers, we're always looking out for our next opportunity to eat delicious cheese... Fortunately for us, this fall has been rife with opportunities to do just that! This Monday, join us with cheese maker Jeremy Stephenson of Spring Brook Farm at Beer Table for a tasting and talk on their fabulous farmstead fromage.

Spring Brook Farm Cheese Tasting at Beer Table
Monday, October 11th 7:00 pm
For tickets ($35) and more information, visit beertable.com

Spring Brook Farm is one of Vermont's finest farmstead cheeseries, crafting Alpine-style cheeses reminiscent of European greats like Beaufort and Gruyere. Nothing says fall to this monger like a hearty old wedge of sweet, aged cows' milk cheese! This special tasting will feature 4 cheese and beer pairings, as well as a tasty, stinky signature dish of potatoes and Spring Brook Raclette! (of course, also served with beer) We'll do a vertical tasting through three different age profiles of Spring Brook Tarentaise to see how the flavor changes throughout the aging process. We'll also sample their brand new Raclette-style cheese in the raw and out o' the oven, melted over Greenmarket potatoes!

Don't miss this chance to meet one of Vermont's best cheesemakers, right here in your own backyard! 'Till next Monday, may many a wonderful cheese cross your path!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Oh So Many Days A-Whey!

There's nothing like a cold, rainy Monday morning to make a monger dream of greener pastures. That's right cheese fans, fall is officially here... and at Saxelby Cheesemongers, that means finding ways to get out of the city, get some fresh air, and of course, eat more cheese! Throw in some incredible fall foliage, a hearty picnic lunch, some apple picking, and call it a day... A Day A-Whey, that is! This week, Saxelby Cheesemongers is pleased to offer a double-whammy of Days A-Whey... Read on cheese lovers, and join us on a cheesy jaunt out of town!

A Day A-Whey to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard
Sunday, October 24th 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Trip begins and ends at Saxelby Cheesemongers
For tickets ($95) and more information visit saxelbycheese.com





The first stop on our Day A-Whey adventure is Sprout Creek Farm, where we'll see first hand how fine farmstead cheese is made. Sprout Creek Farm was founded by nuns in the late 1980s as a place for children to reconnect with nature and learn about agriculture. After almost 30 years of agri-education, Sprout Creek has come to be one of the premier creameries in the country. Colin McGrath, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of the Arts, is the talented young cheese maker behind Sprout Creek's award-winning cheeses. Colin will lead a tour of the creamery, showing how he transforms rich milk into delicious cheese! Margo Morris will then lead us on a ramble of the multi-faceted farm, showing off the goats, cows, pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens that make up the day to day rhythm of Sprout Creek.

After the farm tour, daytrippers will be treated to a bountiful picnic lunch, served in Sprout Creek's cozy, historic barn. Salads, fruits, and cider from New York City's own Greenmarket will be laid out for noshing alongside a sampling of charcuterie, freshly cut chunks of Sprout Creek cheese and a selection of fresh breads from the Sullivan Street Bakery.

Once everyone's had their fill of delicious farmstead fromage, the coach will make a stop at Terhune Orchard for an afternoon of apple picking in the sunshine. Terhune Orchard boasts an amazing array of apple varieties. Daytrippers can pick a peck of Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious and Cameos to munch alongside their cheeses. The chartered coach will return to the Essex Street Market by 7:00 pm, full of happy, sated daytrippers.
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Columbus Day Weekend Alert!

We've got just a few tickets left for our very special Day A-Whey trip to Twin Maple Farm, located in the idyllic Hudson Valley! No Columbus Day weekend plans?! No worries! We've got a pig roast and a cheese party in the works! Click on the link below for more tickets and more information:

A Day A-Whey to Twin Maple Farm
Sunday, October 10th 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Trip begins and ends at Saxelby Cheesemongers (120 Essex Street)
For tickets ($95) and more information visit saxelbycheese.com

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Cheese on the Radio!

Tune in to this week's episode of Cutting the Curd, where I continue the 'State of Cheese' series with Kenny Mattingly of Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese in Austin, Kentucky. See what's doing curds-and-whey-wise in the Bluegrass state!

'Till next week, eat cheese and be merry!