Honoring Anne Saxelby
Anne Saxelby was a champion of American farmstead and artisanal cheeses and was beloved by cheesemakers and chefs alike. Her shop was a daring enterprise that carried only fine American-made cheeses from small producers at a time when Americans looked primarily to European imports for their cheese boards and restaurant offerings.
The founder of Saxelby Cheesemongers (now at NYC’s Chelsea Market and online), Anne passed away unexpectedly last October, devastating her family and leaving a big hole in the hearts of many in the food world. In response, Anne’s husband, Patrick Martins, who helped found Heritage Foods, Heritage Radio, and Slow Food USA, started the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund (ASLF) to keep her spirit alive through paid apprenticeships at farms across the country.
A portion of the proceeds from this purchase will go to the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund (learn more about it at https://www.annesaxelbylegacyfund.org/).
One of our culinary partners, Rynn Caputo of Caputo Brothers Creamery, was a long-time friend of Anne's. Watch the exclusive video that she made for Culinary Harvest sharing how Anne impacted her life and her business, and how ASLF will continue Anne's mission for decades to come.
Stay tuned for shipment options starting in the fall!
- Birchrun Hills Farm: Birchrun Blue
- Caputo Bros: Provolone
- Conebella: Sharp Cheddar
- The Farm at Doe Run: St. Malachi Reserve
- High Street Crostini
Upgrade to include:
- Eclat: Reserve Mendiants
- Tait Farm Foods: Fig & Honey Conserve