Published on Nov 30, 2012
Cheeses From Around the World
January 15th, 2013
Well, the Shoppe has finally settled down after a crazy Christmas season, so we are on to other projects around the Shoppe!!! Did you know that the Cuba Cheese Shoppe carries over 100 cheeses from around the world? From Danish Blue cheese to Limburger, the Cuba Cheese Shoppe carry cheeses from all over the world. They mostly derive from Europe, but you can find cheese from Canada, Australia and Mexico~!
Here are some of the many cheeses we carry:
Red Dragon (Wales & England)
Finlandia Swiss (Switzerland)
Havarti Flavors (Denmark)
Irish Cheddars (Ireland)
Canadian Black Diamond
Each week starting on January 21st, we will be highlighting a cheese from around the world! We will be posting information, recipes and photos. We will also be sampling the cheese in the store all week! Lastly, we will be selling it online by the 1/2 pound! Make sure you keep up with our CHEESES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
Catching up after the Christmas Season
January 11, 2013
WOW, what a Christmas Season we had at the Cuba Cheese Shoppe!!! We sent out over 8,000 in just 2 1/2 weeks!!!! Unfortunately we ran out of some key items as we didn't anticipate such a big year. Thanks to all of our customers who have been patiently awaiting their backordered items. We apologize again and are working on improving our inventory system so this doesn't happen again. If you missed our photo of the UPS truck you will see it at the bottom of this posting. Our UPS guys were AWESOME this year and their trucks were chocked full of packages!!!
Going into the New Year, we have made some internal changes - Our long time Vice President of Operations, Jane Bradley, has FINALLY retired! Well, she is working 2 days a week to make sure the transition is smooth. Her daughter, Sarah, has moved up the ranks to Vice President of Sales & Advertising and is bringing in a whole new outlook on products in the store, promotions, advertising strategies, and superb customer service. We are continuing to grow our business every day and coming out with fresh new ideas for our customers.
Thanks again for all of our LOYAL and AWESOME customers who placed an order over the holiday season! Happy 2013!!!!
"White Cheddar Friday" Open House Sale Friday December 7th, 2013
November 23, 2012
The 9th Annual "White Cheddar Friday" Open House sale will be held on Friday December 7th, 2013 this year. We will be opening the doors at 7am and closing at 7pm. On this day you will be able to save 25% off the entire store with the following exceptions that have special pricing:
Cheese Curd - $5.99/lb.
2-1/2 Blocks of NY State Cheddar - $8.75 each - Sharp, Extra Sharp, Medium, Mild
5lb Blocks of NY State Cheddar - $16.50 each - Sharp & Extra Sharp
Stop into the store on December 7th and save 25% on items such as Salt Rising Bread, Local Chocolates, Old York Cheese Spread, Jams, Jellies, Mustards, BBQ Sauces, Olives, Bulk Food Items, Crackers, Robert Rothchild Products, Stonewall Kitchen Products, OXO Kitchen Wares, Cheese Slicing Boards, and so much more!
Premier Corporate Gift Baskets
November 5, 2012
The Cuba Cheese Shoppe has expanded into the Corporate Development sector and have come up with two new gift baskets specifically for those looking to thank business associates, employees or clients. With the holidays right around the corner, let the Cuba Cheese Shoppe take care of your gift giving needs! Our mail order department will package and ship all of your gift packages anywhere in the continental United States. All you need to do is send us a mailing list for everyone and we will do the rest!!!
The Executive Cheese Lover's Gift
The Executive Cheese Lover's Gift is an elegant gift basket that boasts our famous 2 pound New York State Extra Sharp Cheddar Wax Wheel. You will also find World Champion Dutch Aged Gouda, England's Finest 7oz. Extra Aged Tickler Cheddar and a 12oz. Old York Cheddar Cheese Spread (which was initially created and produced right here in Cuba, NY). Rounding out this gift is a stainless steel Cuba Cheese Shoppe engraved Swissmar cheese cleaver and a box of Salt & Cracked Pepper Carr's Crackers. All of these items are nestled in our shiny green gift box.
$67.46 Includes Shipping and reflects our Early Bird Discount of 10%!
Tis' the Season to be Merry, or Cheesy!
Indulge your clients with our famous 2-1/2 pound Extra Sharp Cheddar wrapped in Black Wax along with a Cuba Cheese Shoppe engraved stainless steel Swissmar cheese cleaver. A 5.29oz. wedge of sweet tangy cranberries mingled with creamy White Stilton is a holiday treat! The 5.29oz. White Stilton with Mango & Ginger is our most popular dessert cheese! Pleasantly aromatic and delightfully flavorsome is the 4.4oz. wedge of Rosenberg Extra Creamy Blue Cheese. These decadent items are presented in our customized blue gift box.
$49.46 Includes Shipping and reflects our Early Bird Discount of 10%!
For more information, please contact Sarah Bradley at 1-800-543-4938.
Also, the Early Bird discount of 10% off mail orders (before shipping) ends in 25 days!!!!! We can take your order today and can ship it in time for the holidays. If you received our 2012-2013 catalog, look for your customer number above your name and use that when ordering. We can look up your past orders and tell you who you sent packages to and we can update any address changes. Also, check out our new ONLINE CATALOG! Click Here to check it out.
Place a Mail Order Before November 30th & Save 10% (before shipping)
October 22, 2012
Hostess Delight Our Best Offer
At this point, you should have received your 2012-2013 Cuba Cheese Shoppe Gourmet Gift Catalog in the mail! If you place your holiday mail order before November 30, 2012, you will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount before shipping! You will find all of the discounted prices on our website under each product. The RED price is the 10% discount price, so you won't find a discount taken off at the end of your order.
Check out a couple of our MOST POPULAR gift boxes - the Hostess Delight and Our Best Offer. These are great gifts for friends, family and/or business associates. Did you know Old York Cheese Spreads were first created and produced in the basement where our retail shoppe is located? They came up with this unique spread in the late 40's and has been popular ever since then. Once the Cuba Cheese Plant was sold, they sold the Old York line to Schreiber Foods in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Speaking of Cheese Spreads, keep an eye out for a new cheese spread line the Cuba Cheese Shoppe will be rolling out in the next month or so!!!! We hope this will be a signature item for us and guarantee it is a great product as it has Old York in it!
Here are a few new products we just got into the Shoppe:
Delitia Butter of Parma
- Imported Italian "Burro di Parma". This butter, with fragrant and delicate flavor, is produced with pasteurized creams from the milk collected from Parma and Reggio Emilia family owned farms in the area of production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
Kitchen Table Bakers Hand Made All Parmesan Gourmet Cheese Crisps
- These Crisps are Gluten, Wheat and Sugar free and come in a variety of flavors like Jalapeno, Sesame, Garlic and Italian Herb.
Yanni Grilling Cheese -
A traditional semi-firm Mediterranean grilling cheese with a distinctive layered texture. It is mildly salty with a rich buttery taste. Yanni can withstand a tremendous amount of heat without melting. It develops a delicious golden crust when grilled, BBQ. It comes in Jalapeno and spices too!
Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese -
Every bit of Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar is naturally aged for more than 15 months. That's five seasons of waiting, while it develops its strong, complex flavor. We recommend it for gourmet side dishes, as the main feature on a cheese board, and as a must-have ingredient in homemade sauces. We also have Smoked Black Pepper Cheddar too! This cheese is made in the Tillamook Valley, Oregon.
Colliers Welsh Cheddar -
The ancient Celtic country of Wales, famous for its beauty and musical heritage, has produced high quality cheese for hundreds of years. Collier’s Welsh Cheddar brings together the finest ingredients, a heritage of cheese making and a particular recipe to produce a product of unmistakable quality and character.
If you can't check out our Shoppe, check out our International Cheeses online at www.cubacheese.com! Give us a call and we can ship any kind of cheese to you (if it's in stock)!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 9th, 2012
The Cuba Cheese Shoppe supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!! This nationally recognized month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org/
for more information and how you can help the fight!
MAIL ORDER CATALOG BEING MAILED OUT THIS MONTH!
The 2012-2013 Cuba Cheese Shoppe Mail Order Catalog is being printed and mailed out in just a few weeks! We made a few changes to the new catalog including the exchange of the River Rat Horseradish cheese for Elkin Crackers in The Entertainer package; and switching out the white Sharp and Extra Sharp for the colored Sharp and Extra Sharp, respectively, in the Cheese Pleaser. Also, we have added the following Imported Cheese to our "Cheeses Around the World" category: Mitica Drunken Goat Cheese, Monte Alba Spanish Manchego, Kerrgold Blarney Castle Gouda, Kerrygold Irish Dubliner, Emmi LeGruyere, Norwegian Gjetost, and Clawson White Stilton with Cranberries.
Because of some economic factors outside our control, we were forced to increase some of our cheddar prices. We strive to keep our prices as low as possible for our customers, but sometimes outside influences force us to increase costs. We hope after the election that the economy will become more stabilized and we can strive to keep prices as low as we possibly can.
Another project we have been working on is the unveiling of a new Corporate Development line that includes two (2) Premier Corporate Gift Baskets for corporate clients, business associates and/or employees. We have developed two high end gift baskets that include our Famous New York State Extra Sharp Cheddar, Dutch Gouda, Tickler Cheddar, Stilton with fruit, blue cheese, a Cuba Cheese Shoppe engraved cheese cleaver, Old York Cheddar Cheese Spread and Elkin crackers. Each gift is wrapped in a shiny 'Cuba Cheese Shoppe' gift box. It is the perfect gift for companies that would like to WOW prospective clients and associates. These gifts INCLUDE SHIPPING!!!! Our mail order deparment will do all of the work of packaging and mailing these gifts; all we need is a list!
Keep your eye out for our official Unveiling at the end of this month. If you would like more information, contact Sarah Bradley at 1-800-543-4938 or email her at Sarah@cubacheese.com
As Halloween approaches, we are busy decorating our retail store with ghouls, bats, and other scary creatures sure to give you the creeps!!! Be sure to look at the scary man in the window above our office....he can be seen from the school parking lot and is VERY scary! We also have a ton of Halloween candy in our bulk section - don't forget to stock up for the trick or treater's today!!!
Getting Ready for the Holidays!!!
October 1, 2012
Our October Sale is now on until October 14th!!!! Check out our sale items under the news tab - it is for in-store customers only. We are currently putting together online promotions for our web customers so that they can take advantage of sale items. Right now we are working on the 2012-2013 catalog that will be out by the end of this month! Once we release the catalog, customers who place their orders before November 30th will receive 10% off their entire order (before shipping)!! Last year we sent out over 20,000 packages all over the United States JUST in the month of December! We are excited for our customers to use our new website to place orders this year as we have made it so much more customer friendly. If you find you have any issues at all, please call us immediately! Some other things we have been working on are compiling corporate business list around Western NY in hopes of promoting our gifts for corporate clients and/or business associates. Nothing says THANK YOU or WE APPRECIATE YOU like an exquisite Cuba Cheese Gourmet Gift Package, right? We should have that all finalized at the end of October. Stay tuned for more information leading up to this wonderful holiday season!
FIREBALL RUN EVENT
September 24, 2012
The Fireball Run is the story of 40 teams as they embark upon an emotional and epic 8 day, 14 city, 2500 mile interactive adventure; a life-sized trivia pursuit. All while aiding in the recovery of America's Missing Children. Headquartered inside Studio 22A at Universal Studios the series has aided in 38 missing child recoveries!!! Around 11am on Monday, September 24th, the Cuba Police shut down the small strip of road in front of the Cuba Cheese Shoppe for the 2012 Fireball Run! 14 cars pulled into our Shoppe to get their picture taken in front of our new sign and cows, Monty and Jack. The other locations that were visited were Moonwinks Restaurant and Empire City Farms.
They were coming from Lucille Ball's hometown, Jamestown, NY and this was the mission:
Arrive no earlier than 10:40a or after 12:40p. Seeing as you met Ricky Ricardo yesterday, a journey to Cuba seemed a tad cheesy, but the ideal location of this next mission. For over 100 years this award-winning product was only available in select markets, then in 1976, they rolled the wheel for all to enjoy. This amore mission requires you to somehow snap a photo feeding your co-driver a wedge in front of this famous shoppe. For the points to count we must see the famous sign in the photo or this will be a real stinker. Don't forget your lovely parting gift. Value: 30 points home slice.
One of the celebrities that graced us with her presence was "Timber" Tina, a World Champion Lumber Jill. Another celeb was Tim Colceri "Coach" who starred in the film, Full Metal Jacket. We had a $500,000 Lamborghini come through as well as a 1989 Ferrari! All of the contestants pulled in, took photo's with our Cuba-Rushford students and cow mascot, ate a wedge of Cuba Extra Sharp Cheddar, and received a complimentary gift bag of Old York, crackers, fresh cheese curd and Cuba Extra Sharp Cheddar.
The Cuba Cheese Shoppe would like to thank Shannon Halsaver, Brian Louckes, Gretchen Hanchett, Cindy LaFever, Cuba-Rushford Student Council, Kathy Brewer and the Cuba Police for making this event so special!
You may see all of the footage in the next couple of weeks at www.fireballrun.com.
This event put Allegany County on the map in a National spotlight and we are grateful to have been a part of it!