American Cheese Month 2013: The #curdwise31 Kick Off

by dccheese on October 1, 2013

in american cheese month,Editor's Note,reviews and giveaways

It’s October, the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, American Cheese Month is here, and we’re not just excited about this because it coincides with Jill’s birthday month, but also because, this year, it serves as the prelude to our five-year blogiversary.


So we’re counting down with 31 essential American cheeses — drawn from over 400 posts we’ve written over the years. We hope you’ll journey down memory lane with us, perhaps discovering a new-to-you cheese or two along the way. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of bubbly and join our virtual cheese social on facebook, instagram, twitter &/or pinterest.

First up, the very first cheese we wrote about on Cheese and Champagne: Bayley Hazen from Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont.


About Bayley Hazen, we wrote:

Bayley Hazen is a creamy, tangy, raw-milk blue that strikes just the right balance of salty bite and grassy sweetness.

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{GIVEAWAY} We’ve got a totally awesome giveaway for you, too. FREE CHEESE. Share any of our #curdwise31 posts on any social media site and you’ll be entered to win a gift box of some of our favorite cheeses, delivered straight to your doorstep.

#curdwise31 giveaway

3 Simple Ways to Enter:

  1. Share &/or comment on any of our #curdwise31 posts on Facebook;
  2. Play our daily #namethatcheese game on Instagram (we’ll post a close-up of the day’s cheese each morning, before revealing its name later in the day); and/or
  3. Pin this post on Pinterest, and comment here with a link to your pin so we can see it.

Enter as many times as you like, all month long. And you must be a US resident to win. Contest closes at 11:59pm Eastern on Thursday, October 31. So go on and get social.

PS Some retailers are offering an American cheese passport that will get you a discount on featured cheeses in the shop all month long. Check the website to see if your local monger is participating.

How are you celebrating American Cheese Month?

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