Saxelby Cheesemongers

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Cheese Alert! There's a new cheese depot downtown, called Saxelby Cheesemongers (great name!). It operates out of a little stall in the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side.

Anne Saxelby, who is an alum of Murray's Cheese is the sunshine-smiled proprietor. She sells almost entirely farmstead cheese, many from New York State. In addition to cheese, she also sells crème fraîche and butter.

This month, in honor of the shop's opening, all cheeses are 10% for the month of May. Now there's some incentive to head downtown.

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Sara Kate is the founding editor of The Kitchn. She co-founded the site in 2005 and has since written three cookbooks. She is most recently the co-author of The Kitchn Cookbook, to be published in October 2014 by Clarkson Potter.