By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World
“We’ve been asked many times, “Why a Cheese Shop?” and the answer is simple. After putting ourselves through cheese bootcamps, running a cheese shop out of our house, attending cheese conferences, interning for French affineur Herve Mons, journeying through Europe, and eating our way through thousands of tasty cheese morsels, we honed in on our true passions. Then, over a bottle of wine one evening, we realized that working behind a cheese case would allow us to do them all: eat great cheese, talk to whomever would listen, travel the world and spend more time together.”
In my search for the best cheese in the world I discovered Antonelli’s, a fabulous shop in Austin. I liked the energy of the young couple, Kendall and John Antonelli, who were devoted to each other and their love of cheese.
I was determined to put Austin on my map for LuxEcoLiving’s Best Cheese in the World series. Once you taste Antonelli’s Midnight Chevre form CKC Farms in Blanco Texas you will go crazy! Chasing goats around can be tricky and getting them to yield just the right amount of milk is a process in and of itself. But to age the milk and get a taste that is so delectable that each and every morsel just floats across your tongue like clouds in sky. This cheese sample was so delicious I didn’t want to share it. Not one bite.
Sand Creek Farm is Cameron Texas provided Antonelli’s with a wonderful fresh Colby,derived from raw cow milk, very firm and buttery to the taste. Delicious. I served up the last few morsels of cheese just the other day. I gazed down at my somewhat forlorn dog. Journey is a 17 month old lab rescue who just loves cheese. He was lying on his elevated bed, the heat of the summer was on his mind until he got a whiff then a taste of the Birdville Reserve. And that’s about as close as he will ever get to catching a live one.