Cyril's has created a month-to-month cheese club where participants can opt in depending on how they feel about the selected cheese and whether their schedule will support that month's purchase of a pound of cheese.
How does it work?
We offer a membership each month where potential cheese heads can join the club for that month by committing to purchase a pound of the cheese. Cyril’s orders the cheese and hosts a pick up party where members get to learn about and taste the cheese alongside some recommended pairings.
What does it cost?
The cost varies depending on the cheese selected each month. The range will most likely be from $25-50. This gets you a pound of cheese an an invite to the pick up party which is members-only.
There is also a $10 ‘just-trying-it-on’ membership that allows you to attend the pick up party but not purchase a pound of cheese.
Where do I sign up?
Just scroll down to see the current membership offer.
How are the cheeses selected each month?
Cyril’s selected the very first cheese. The next selection will be determined by club members at our first pick up party- we will vote on a list of three or four cheeses recommended by Sasha- Cyril’s owner and cheesemonger. Note: This is one of the best parts of participating in cheese club!
How long does my membership last?
Your membership is good for the month that you join. If you want to be a member again, you would sign up the next month by committing to purchase a pound of the selected cheese through our website.
What if I cannot make it to the pick up party?
That is a sad, but not unmanageable situation. If you cannot attend the party- you can send an emissary in your stead and organize a cheese hand off with them at a later date. You can also arrange to collect your pound of cheese at any other time Cyril’s is open for business. Cheese club members have one month to pick up their cheese- this both allows us to make sure that no cheese is thrown away and that you're getting the cheese that is still in good condition.
Why did Cyril’s decide to do a cheese club like this?
Sasha wrote a little something about this when we launched the program. Take a look.
What are other people saying about Community Supported Cheese?
Food Day, Oregon Live
What kinds of cheeses have we explored over the years?
Click here to see.
MAY 2017 SELECTION : TOMME AUX TROIS LAITS
Pick up Party Date: Wednesday May 17th, 6:30pm at Cyril's.
Nothing pleases me more than a crowd-pleasing cheese. Working with all three milks is a great way to satisfy a range of palates and this month's cheese definitely accomplishes that. The paste is semi-firm and reminiscent of cheeses made in the French Pyrenees (think Abbaye de Belloc, Tomme Chebris). Our wheels are made by a small cooperative creamery in Larzac which is in the Grand Causses range. Typically this cooperative is known for its beautiful sheep milk cheeses (Tomme L'Estaing, Lou Bren, La Marotte) but clearly they also understand how to mix milks too.
The cooperative works with award-winning affineur Rudolphe LeMeunier who matures and distributes a number of their cheeses. This cheese is perfect for May in Portland because you will want to eat it whether you're nestled on a couch inside because it's stormy and gray out, or you've just crested a rocky outcropping on one side of the gorge and it's time for a snack. We hope to see you at the pick up party!
Pick up Party: Wednesday, May 17th. 6:30pm at Cyril's.
Levels of Membership available this month:
Just Trying it on ($10): Come to the pick up party (Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm), taste and learn about the cheese and see if our cheese club is something you want to try next month. Supporting the Cyril's cheese club at this level also earns you a vote for future cheese we will feature.
Just Cheese, No Party ($32): This level of membership gets you one pound of Tomme aux Trois Laits--a crowd pleasing, mixed milk wheel from France. If you want to come to the pick up party (Wednesday May 17th at 6:30pm) please see "One pound, one person" or "One pound, two people".
Cheese plus One Person ($37): This level of membership gets you one pound of Tomme aux Trois Laits--a crowd pleasing, mixed milk wheel from France. This level of membership includes an invitation for one to join us at the pick up party (Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm) where you can learn about the cheese, taste, and experience pairings. If you want to bring someone to the pick up party please see "One pound, two people".
Cheese plus Two People ($42): This level of membership gets you one pound of Tomme aux Trois Laits--a crowd pleasing, mixed milk wheel from France. This level of membership also includes an invitation for you and one guest to join us at the pick up party (Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm) where you can learn about the cheese, taste, and experience pairings.
photo credit: laselectiondesterroirs.com
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