Stepping Up To Celebrate and Preserve American Cheese
The Victory Cheese Movement
Cheese fan, right? We thought so. That’s why you’re here. The American cheeses you love would not exist without the farmers, cheesemakers and merchants who shepherd these delectable products from farm to table. And their livelihoods would vanish without you, the consumer.
We’re on a mission for American cheese.
The covid-19 crisis has left American cheese vulnerable. As restaurants sit empty, and grocery shoppers re-focus on basics, the demand for specialty cheese has waned, creating instability for family dairy farms, cheesemakers, distributors, restaurants, and retailers.
These interdependent people and their businesses reflect decades of hard work, risk, passion and ingenuity. Cheese has helped immigrants find their way in a new world. Cheese has built businesses that keep land and jobs in agriculture. Cheese has inspired chefs and nourished families. And the dedication of all these countless people, over generations, has produced achievements to make us proud, including the first-ever World Champion Cheese from the U.S. this year.
Effie's Victory Cheese Box
We're offering three amazing pairings developed by Anne for our Victory Cheese Box, featuring a curated selection of biscuit, cheese and artisanal accompaniment combinations.
- Start with an Effie’s Rye Biscuit - Reminiscent of traditional European country breads, Effie’s crisp and buttery Rye Biscuits feature stone-ground rye, toasted walnuts and a dash of caraway.
Top the Rye biscuit with Bayley Hazen Blue by Jasper Hill Creamery - One of our perennially favorite blue cheeses, Bayley Hazen blue is dense, fudgy, and mushroomy with notes of anise seed, and chocolate.
Finally, coat with Catskill Provisions Wildflower Honey - Seasonal wildflower honey so pure you can taste what the bees taste -- clover, apple, pear blossom in the spring and chestnut, maple, and asters in the fall. A perfect condiment to pair with blue cheese!
Featured American Cheese: Bayley Hazen Blue by Jasper Hill
Victory Cheese Box: Buy now from Saxelby Cheesemongers