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Uncommon & absolutely delicious cheeses, plus a tiny bar with cheese & wine/beer pairings - located in DC's new artisan food market

Righteous Cheese is a cheese shop & bar located in Union Market, DC's revitalized historic farmers' market. The market itself - opening Sept 8th, 2012 - will house over 30 different artisanal food vendors, including an oyster bar, chocolate shop, coffee bar, produce, charcuterie, fishmonger, a rooftop beer garden, and a hell of a lot more. 

Righteous Cheese is born from my 7+ years in the cheese biz, and will be a shop offering unique, rare cheeses from around the world as well as bringing in new local cheeses; plus I'll have a 10-seat bar where I'll be offering cheese & wine and cheese & beer pairings.

I currently consult and teach classes about cheese through The Cheese Course and am excited to expand into a bricks-and-mortar shop. The Cheese Course is all about demystifying the world of cheese and making it approachable. Why do cheese & wine have to be snobby? After all, we're really just talking about peasant food - that happens to be absolutely delicious. I teach how to choose cheese, how to keep it, and how to pair it with wine and beer in a lively, relaxed environment. 

Now I'm ready to bring that same spirit and quest for knowledge to the shop and the bar. By backing this project, you'll be an integral partner in creating your ultimate neighborhood cheese shop, bar, and hangout.

How this works:

• I have most of the funding needed to open ($57,000) but still need $12,000 to stock the shop! Your money will go toward buying cheese, craft beer, and wine for inventory, as well as buying refrigerators, shelving, signage, a website and helping me build a perfect cave environment for aging cheese.

• Kickstarter gives people with great ideas (but not enough funds) a fighting chance, through donations from people like you. By backing my project, you'll have the opportunity to pick one of the rewards on the right. 

• Kickstarter will ONLY disburse the funds to me if we reach the $12,000 goal by August 23rd - and won't charge your credit card until then either. So the more supporters the better. Even if you can't donate, please help spread the word through email and Facebook.

• It's pretty easy and painless:

STEP ONE: Sign into Kickstarter - enter an e-mail address and create a password, that's it
STEP TWO: Sign into Amazon (if you already have an account you're good to go)
STEP THREE: Donate $1 or more. Your card will only be charged if & when I reach that $12,000 goal. And you'll get to pick out a shiny new toy in the rewards section.

That's it. Easy-cheesy.

Thank you SO SO much, and I can't wait to see you at the shop!

FAQ

  • Then we get more and better cheeses!

    Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. About 10% of total funds will be divvied up between Kickstarter and Amazon payments, so if we raise $12,000 only about $10,800 will actually go towards the shop. So let's blow that goal away!

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    a totally righteous digital pairing & recipe guide, created by yours truly

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    a flight at the cheese bar and a digital pairing & recipe guide, created by yours truly

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    an embroidered Righteous Cheese apron - just like we'll wear at the shop, but available only to backers; with a digital pairing & recipe guide created by yours truly

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    a flight at the cheese bar for you AND a guest, with a digital pairing & recipe guide created by yours truly

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    a gift basket stocked full of cheese and other delicious goodies from the shop; an embroidered Righteous Cheese apron - just like we'll wear at the shop, but available only to backers; and a digital pairing & recipe guide, created by yours truly

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    Naming rights to one of the bar stools: get a shiny plaque with YOUR NAME on it on one of only ten stools at the bar. Everyone will know who's boss. Who's boss? You.

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    A flight at the bar named after YOU, with a flight at the cheese bar for you and a guest; an embroidered Righteous Cheese apron - just like we'll wear at the shop, but available only to backers; and a digital pairing & recipe guide created by yours truly

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    A private class for you and a guest, during which we'll create a flight for the bar named after YOU; a flight at the cheese bar for you and a guest; an embroidered Righteous Cheese apron - just like we'll wear at the shop, but available only to backers; and a deluxe gift basket stocked with goodies from the shop with a digital pairing & recipe guide created by yours truly

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