Monday, October 1, 2012

October is American Cheese Month at Pastoral

October is American Cheese Month at Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine. Fifteen percent of select sales from featured American Cheese items will be donated in the name of Daphne Zepos to the American Cheese Education Foundation. 

Daphne Zepos was an internationally recognized expert cheese educator, making significant contributions to the American Cheese Industry.  She was responsible for sourcing traditional artisan cheeses direct from European farms and teaching people how best to enjoy them. She was a great mentor to Pastoral and can be credited to helping elevate the way in which it speaks about its products.

Pastoral will be featuring the Great Ladies of Cheese Gift Medley available for $49.99.  Fifteen percent of sales will be donated to the American Cheese Education Foundation.  This gift box honors female cheese makers who have made their mark on the cheese world. Items featured include Evalon from LaClare Family Farm in Wisconsin, Picolo from Andante Dairy in California, Grayson from Meadow Creek Dairy in Virginia and small batch preserves from The Gracious Gourmet in Connecticut.  The gift box can be purchased in the store or online at

A special October Sandwich for Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine will be crafted by Chef Chrissy Camba, of Bar Pastoral.  Chef Chrissy will create a unique cheese-centric sandwich that will be available during the month of October.  Fifteen percent of sandwich sales will go to America Cheese Education Foundation. Check with Chicago French Market Pastoral location for details.

Every week in October, Pastoral will be featuring different American artisanal cheeses thoughtfully paired with American wines, beer, spirits or other accompaniments. 15% of all sales from these items will go to American Cheese Educations Foundation.  Check Pastoral’s website or visit the Chicago French Market location to see what weekly cheeses and wines will be highlighted.

Finally this month, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is celebrating the seasonal release of Rush Creek Reserve, America’s most sought after cheese.  Pick some up for $25.99 at the Chicago French Market location.

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