Remembering Anne Saxelby

Dear friends and loyal customers,

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Anne Saxelby, Founder and Co Owner of Saxelby Cheesemongers, passed away on October 9, 2021. Anne was a driving force in the American Artisan Cheese movement and touched many of us with her kindness, knowledge and passion for well-crafted artisan cheeses. She was one in a million. It is a tragic loss for her family, her friends, the food community and our company.

We want to thank you for all your heartfelt messages of support, they are needed and greatly appreciated. Be assured that the Saxelby team is here to carry on her legacy and honor our mission: Our relationships with our cheesemakers are the driving force behind what we do; we aim to know and celebrate the how and why behind each cheese in every season, and share that knowledge with cheese lovers everywhere. We are dedicated to supporting sustainable, regenerative agriculture, bolstering rural economies, and ensuring the American artisan cheese community thrives for years to come. That's what we do, every day.

How lucky we all are to have known you Anne.

With love,
Benoit Breal


We are continually humbled by the showing of love and support we receive from our community of cheesemakers and cheese lovers daily. For those wishing to honor Anne’s legacy, please consider donating to the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund established by family and friends to Anne. We’d like to thank Slow Food USA for setting up the fund, which will provide opportunities for financially distressed teenagers and young adults to apprentice in sustainable food systems and agriculture, domestically and abroad, just as Anne did.

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