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Schuman Cheese Will Showcase Award-Winning Selection at Event Benefiting Montclair History Center


Good company, lively entertainment and great cheese are all on the menu at the 2018 Cheesefest in Montclair. The event, sponsored by Fairfield-based Schuman Cheese, will allow community members to explore all things cheese, from how it’s made to the animals that make it possible, then cap off the afternoon with a refreshing beverage and some of the family-owned company’s most acclaimed cheeses. Even better, the event is for a good cause: proceeds will benefit the Montclair History Center.

2-6 p.m., Sunday, May 20
Montclair History Center’s Crane House and Historic YWCA
108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042

Event attendees and media covering Cheesefest will find:

  • Fourth-generation family member Ian Schuman on site to answer questions (including media interviews)
  • A cheese sculpture taking shape throughout the afternoon
  • Gourmet grilled cheese featuring Schuman’s popular specialty cheeses
  • A wheel cracking (an expert wielding special tools uses Old World techniques to break into a giant 90-pound wheel of cheese)
  • A petting zoo, featuring dairy-producing animals
  • Demonstrations in the Montclair History Center’s hearth kitchen
  • Musical entertainment from the Watchung Mountain Riders

Featured Cheeses:
Schuman Cheese holds more than 100 awards from competitions around the globe. Among the award-winning cheeses it will be sampling are:

  • Cello – the company’s flagship domestic brand featuring an array of traditional Italian cheeses, including world-renowned Copper Kettle
  • Whisps –pure cheese baked into airy, crispy bite-size snacks
  • Yellow Door Creamery – Schuman’s own specialty brand that spans hand-rubbed fontinas and cheeses inspired by the Alps
  • Zanetti – internationally acclaimed Italian cheese from Schuman’s oldest import partner (the relationship dates back to the 1940s)
  • El Pastor – a selection of unique and flavorful Spanish cheeses
  • Dodoni – the world’s leading producer of authentic Greek feta
  • Bergader – world-class Bavarian cheeses, including signature Bavaria Blu

Advance tickets and additional information can be purchased online at Tickets are also available at the door.

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For four generations, the Schuman family has earned a reputation for delivering world-class cheese solutions to customers around the globe. Whether importing the best cheeses from Europe, making award-winning cheeses in Wisconsin or crafting inspired new cheese products, Schuman Cheese has never strayed from its core purpose: to enhance everyday eating experiences with the highest quality cheese. Explore how a genuine passion for great cheese, along with investments in the best people and facilities, continue to honor founder Arthur Schuman’s legacy at