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We create artisanal cheese. Cave age and sell local and regional cheeses & accoutrements. Supply restaurants,wine bars, and breweries.
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I'm opening a full service cheese shop this October. I will be featuring local Ohio cheeses, artisanal American as well as specialty import cheeses. 

The shop will also support other local crafted products. A great assortment of crackers, nuts and dried fruits, local honey, jams and spreads, olives and antipasti, pickles, condiments and sauces, chocolates and sweets, oil and vinegars. 

There will be seating available for cheese tastings. 

The funding from my Kickstarter is for the opening of the production kitchen, cheese aging rooms/caves, and packing and shipping room. The first 2 cheeses I'm crafting will be a 60 day aged Gouda and a Bandage Wrapped English Cheddar, aged 12 months. 

I have also approached other local Ohio cheesemakers about aging their cheeses in my caves. This a program that I'm trying to develope here in Cleveland. Living in London for years,  I'm familiar with this practice. By 'curating' the cheeses, it's a better end quality product. Cheeses are aged here in the caves. Once the cheese has reached its desired flavor characteristics, we are able to sell it to you at its peak. 

Risks and challenges

The building of the cheese shop has already begun. Plans to open in October are on target. New deli cases, shelving, painting the walls, work counters, storefront window display are all in progress. Tables, chairs, and benches are in the works, so we can offer cheese tastings. Still comparing different POS systems to use for the credit cards, cash, inventory.

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    BIG Thanks !!!!!

    A personal thank you note, Old Brooklyn Cheese decal, a shout out on Facebook, and your name on our cheese lover's board on the shop wall

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    Cheese Cooler Bag

    For your cheese shopping and transporting needs our branded insulated cooler bag. Free shipping within the USA.

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    Old Brooklyn Cheese Company Tee Shirt

    Show your love to the streets with your own Old Brooklyn Cheese Company white Hanes tee shirt. Medium, Large, X-Large sizes available. Free shipping in the USA

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    Cheese Filght

    Selection of cheeses with accruetoutrements at our tasting table. You will be spoiled.

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    Gouda and OB Cheese Baseball Cap

    Early special
    1 pound of 60 day aged Old Brooklyn Cheese Gouda and our baseball cap. Free shipping within the USA . Sorry, not available outside the USA.

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    1 pound of 60 day aged Old Brooklyn Gouda and our baseball cap. Free shipping within the USA. Sorry, not available Outside the USA.

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    Cheese of the Month Club

    4 months of cheese of the month club. 3 cheeses selected at their peak. 1.5 lbs of cheese each month comes with ice packs and tasting notes explaining what's in their box. Free shipping within the USA. Sorry not available outside the USA.

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    Cheese of the Month Club

    6 months of cheese of the month club. 3 cheeses selected at their peak. 1.5 lbs of cheese each month come with ice packs and tasting notes explaining what's in their box. Free shipping within the USA. Sorry not available outside the USA.

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    Cheese of the Month Club

    12 months of cheese of the month club. 3 cheeses selected at their peak. 1.5 lbs of cheese each month come with ice packs and tasting notes explaining what's in their box. Free shipping within the USA. Sorry not available outside the USA.

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Funding period

- (45 days)