Now that the Holidays are in full swing, we wanted to spread some holiday cheer and thank everyone for helping us to make October an incredibly successful American Cheese Month! We raised a grand total of $1500 for the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award, and we have all of you to thank for helping us reach this milestone.
We wanted to thank the following Cheesemakers for visiting us in Chicago and spreading the word about their delicious American Cheeses. Consider Bardwell Farm, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., and Uplands Cheese Company all held tastings at our stores to teach our patrons about their amazing American-made cheeses. Everyone enjoyed their delicious and educational visits.
A special thank you goes to Saxon Homestead Creamery for hosting the Cheesemaker Dinner at Nightwood Restaurant. This delicious meal was a lovely and touching benefit for the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award. It was truly an amazing evening.
We also cannot forget all of the good Samaritans that donated to this wonderful cause at all of our stores! We raised hundreds through donations at the register and purchases of our American Cheese Month Specialty Sandwich.
American Cheese Month was a true success, and we are grateful for all of your support to help us remember our friend Daphne Zepos and celebrate the beauty and joy of American Cheeses.
Daphne Zepos Teaching Award
The Daphne Zepos Teaching Award is an annual scholarship awarded to a USA-based cheese professional who use the funds to travel, learn and further their education on cheese, and we are proud to help benefit this great cause.
You can still donate to the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award on our website HERE
Thank you for making American Cheese Month such a great success!