Hello and welcome to the Community Food Co-op’s brand new blog, Fresh from the Fromagerie, where Stephanie Willard and I will introduce you to all things new and exciting happening in the Co-op Specialty Cheese Departments. Steph and I have some amazing things in the works for you all, and I cannot wait to share them with you.
First things first, this blog. We wanted a way to really be able to connect with the community on a level we don’t normally get to explore in the store. Often our interactions with you are brief, as we help you locate something or offer our personal recommendations. But what Stephanie and I really love to do at work is talk to people about cheese and all that comes with it. In fact, we are always open to answer your questions or discuss products when we are on the sales floor so if you see us, say “Hello!” If you don’t see us, please let a deli employee know you are looking for us and if we are there, we will meet you. We see this blog as an opportunity to share with you those moments that we miss in between the hustle and bustle of daily life on the sales floor. We invite you to follow our blog to stay up to date on the latest sale information, new product announcements, local vendor spotlights, and anything else Stephanie and I wish to share with you!
Here are some things to keep an eye out for:
Cheese of the Month Program:
Every month, we will have an item or product line featured in our departments. These items will be offered on sale, and we will be doing regular tastings of them. They may be part of our regular inventory, or something we just bring in for that month to share with you. We are looking to increase exposure to some of our products that people may have not tried before, and introduce the community to new items we think are quite wonderful. These items will be advertised here on our blog, on Facebook, and in the Co-op’s e-newsletter!
New Cheese Signs:
We have all new cheese signage in the works for you! Each sign will feature the name of the cheese, country of origin, price, and a variety of icons to help you identify the exact product you desire. By looking at the sign, you will be able to tell if the cheese is raw or pasteurized, organic, grass-fed, local, cow, sheep, or goat, if it features vegetarian rennet, what the price is, and read a short description. Not only are the new signs beautiful and easy to look at, but we hope that they will make your experience shopping in our departments easier and more informative!
Thank you for being a part of our community. We hope you enjoy all that is to come in the Specialty Cheese departments at the Co-op!