The Summer of Cheese

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This blog post is brought to you by curdbox, our monthly cheese + pairing subscription service. Want to join our merry band of cheese lovers? Head on over to our subscription page to sign up for your monthly box!

What is the Summer of Cheese? Well imagine back to your childhood summers, depending whether you lived in the city, the suburbs or went away to camp, you probably experienced a sense of freedom that summer vacation offered. Maybe you caught lightning bugs in a jar or saved your pennies for the ice cream truck. Perhaps you tortured your front and backside with the "I-can't-believe-I-used-to-think-throwing-myself-on-the-ground-was-fun" Slip 'n Slide or loved the self-inflicting torture of running in and out of the sprinklers. Irregardless (my word of the day thanks to Merriam Webster and NPR), you likely have a certain feeling about the freedom of summer. 

This year, our summer is a little bit harder. We can't see the people we want to see, we can't go the places we want to go to. But this summer we're celebrating the magic of the season with cheese here at curdbox headquarters.

Don't believe us? Here are 5 ways to celebrate the Summer of Cheese

1. NO COOK DINNER - Yes, curdbox, or really any cheese, crackers and handful of pairings makes the perfect no-cook dinner. Keep the kitchen cool by keeping the oven off. 

Photo by Caitlin Decker

2. HAVE PICNIC WILL TRAVEL - Let's be serious, no one wants potato salad that's been sitting out in the sun for 4 hours. But the right cheeses and an ice pack can keep your cheese picnic or hiking snack the perfect temp. Just make sure to choose cheeses that are more aged (cheddar or firmer), which can hold up to temperature fluctuations.

Photo by Caitlin Decker

3. SHARING IS CARING - Cheese is easy to share when you make an individual cheese plate for a friend and for yourself. Keep it simple. Good food tastes better with good friends. 


Photo by Caitlin Decker

4. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK - With a curdbox (or cheese collection) on hand, you're ready for a lovely potluck. Raid your pantry and your dinner for two can quickly become lunch for six. Ask everyone to bring one thing from their pantry and no one has to run to the store. 

Photo by Caitlin Decker

5. THE EXPERIENCE IS EVERYTHING - Limitations set on our normal summer plans can be a bummer, unless you like to try and discover new things. Try the full curdbox experience as a date night or girls night out by popping a bottle of bubbly and listening to the podcast and Spotify playlist while indulging in a collection of cheeses and pairings that have been specially chosen to tell an edible story of award-winning, small batch, and hard-to-find specialty foods.

    No curdbox? No problem. You can subscribe now and you'll get your first box on the third Wednesday (and Thursday) of next month. Can't wait for that curd fun? Stop at your local cheese store or cheese counter and pair 3 cheese and 3 pairings and a lovely beverage choice and enjoy the Summer of Cheese, today!

    Click below to sign up for curdbox and welcome the Summer of Cheese into your life.

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