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Fine restaurants, wineries, and breweries throughout the country are offering special classes, pairings, and menu items in celebration of American Cheese Month. Review the list below, or visit our event calendar, to find delicious events near you!
“Educating patrons and promoting Americans cheeses has always been an important part of our mission at Casellula and Elsewhere. People should be aware of what is going on in their backyard. Although European cheeses are delicious and have an impressive history, American cheeses are just as delicious and the people who make them are making history as we speak.”
-Dimitri Saad, Fromager, Casellula Wine & Cheese Bar and Elsewhere, NYC
American Cheese Plate Benefit (Chicago, IL)
sponsored by Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Saturday, October 1 – Monday, October 31
To celebrate the first ever national American Cheese Month, Pastoral collaborates with more than fifteen of Chicago’s best restaurants and food purveyors to offer special American Cheese Plates featuring artisan cheeses made throughout the U.S. Participating restaurants and purveyors feature their own American Cheese Plate available on menus throughout October, and donate five percent of proceeds from all American Cheese Plate sales to the American Cheese Education Foundation (ACEF). Select restaurants and purveyors include Atwood Café, Blackbird, The Bristol, Dill Pickle Food Co-op, Goose Island Brewery, Hot Chocolate, Nightwood, Northdown Café and Taproom, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, Perennial Virant, Publican, The Purple Pig, Sable, Terzo Piano, Vie and Wave among others.
All participating restaurants and purveyors—plus other local restaurants that feature American artisan cheeses—are included on Pastoral’s American Cheese Plate Map, available at Pastoral store locations (2945 North Broadway; 53 East Lake Street; Chicago French Market, 131 North Clinton Street) and online at pastoralartisan.com.