A Family Business
My family and I have become invested in Artisanal for many reasons. Personally, a passion for the food business goes deep. My dad ran a corner grocery store that his dad began in the 1920’s. It’s kismet how the path we took to expand into bread led us to relocate the Artisanal business to a small town in Central New York within walking distance of my family's old store.
When we got into Artisanal Premium Cheese we immediately became enamored with the whole world of cheese. Trips to Europe and across the USA to meet the finest cheesemakers and learn the business were amazing. But, soon into this journey, we saw a much bigger horizon and we are inviting new shareholders to be part of it.
First of its Kind
In a similar vein to Starbucks, which recognized the need to begin with a small cluster of cozy coffee shops to introduce a European coffee culture, we envision a comparable approach. Our vision involves the establishment of a unique concept in the USA—an unprecedented cheese store that is also a cheese cave. This concept, the first of its kind in the country, will not only offer an extensive selection of cheese but will also serve as a delightful space for cheese enthusiasts to savor and explore our offerings. Our dedicated and passionate staff will play a pivotal role in sharing their expertise and ensuring an exceptional experience.
Our expansion plan is ambitious but well-considered. We intend to open additional locations across the USA, with a strategic focus on the western and southern regions. This geographical expansion aims to reduce online shipping costs and make our unique offerings more accessible. As we continue to grow, we anticipate enthusiastic responses from communities eager to have a local presence of our establishment.
We think our new format will enable Artisanal Premium Cheese to become the leading lifestyle brand in a $4 billion category. Small artisan cheese makers, importers, food distributors and supermarkets that all make up the $4 billion category are not positioned to build a single umbrella brand over a wide range of cheeses from around the world. Plus, our roots are in fine-dining, two Michelin star fine-dining, on a small mahogany cart at Picholine where the aging of cheese to perfection started in a Wine room closet with humidity and temperature controls. People love cheese and wine, and we know both well.
Become an Owner
We have come a long way since the ‘cart’. It’s fun to be part of Artisanal, but we think we have a chance to do something incredible with the business. A real American success story built on vision and hard-work. We hope you become part of the Artisanal Owner’s Club and share in our journey ahead.
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