The Cheese Ball Auction

Hanging balls of cheese

Darlings, the Cheese Ball has attracted so many incredible donations that we’re planning an auction on Saturday night at 10 p.m. If you’re coming to the party, check out the list below for a chance to bid on baskets, tastings, and cooking classes around Philadelphia. (We’ll also be raffling off some free stuff earlier in the night, including some Valley Shepherd cheese and a free subscription to Edible Philly.)

A huge thanks to this year’s donors. Almost all of these prizes have arrived unsolicited, which shows you how much the Philadelphia food community loves Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm.

Sue Miller making Cheese

All of the proceeds from the Cheese Ball and auction will be used to seed Sue Miller’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign to build a cheese cave. Have a look at the list of auction items, and come get your number on Saturday night. We’re going to raise a cave! Here are the details, plus the auction line-up:

Madame Fromage’s Cheese Ball & Cave Raising, Sat. (1/18)

7:30-midnight, Ruba Club, 416 Green St., Philadelphia

Entry: a hunk of cheese (or a cheese pairing item)+10; cash bar, 21+ 


Auction Items to Benefit Birchrun Hills Farm (10 p.m.)

Yellow Springs Farm: 1 Goat Cheese CSA Share (13 bimonthly pick-ups)

Nectar: Chef Feury’s Tasting Dinner for 4 people

Di Bruno Bros.: Private After Hours Tasting for 8 people

Fair Food Philly: 2 tickets to Brewer’s Plate on March 9, 2014

Eulogy Belgian Tavern: Gift certificate

Weaver’s Way C0-op: Cheesy Gift Basket

Albert Yee Photo: Original photograph

Mike Geno: Two cheese portraits (prints)

High Street on Market: 2 seats at their Friends & Family Cheese Dinner, Feb. 4

Cook: Gift certificate

Birchrun Hills Farm: Local cheese & beer basket

Meadowset Farm: A tanned sheepskin

Southwark Restaurant: Gift certificate

1732 Meats: Bacon CSA (1 lb. of bacon, biweekly)

Denise Fike: 1 hour of on-the-spot fashion drawings for a wedding or special event

Three Springs Fruit Farm: half bushel of peaches & half bushel of Honeycrisp apples (gift certificate)

Salumeria in Reading Terminal Market: Gift Basket

Cherry Grove Farm: Cheese making class

Glass Light Studios: Hand-blown glass vase

Occasionette: Picnic-themed basket


A huge thanks to the following businesses that are donating edibles to the Cheese Ball: Metropolitan Bakery, Di Bruno Bros., Farm Fromage, Three Springs Fruit Farm, Meadowset Farm & Apiary, Calkins Creamery, and Weckerly’s Ice Cream.

More gratitude: thanks to, Foobooz, Main Line Today, and Hadas Kuznits of KYW Radio for all the hot media action!

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4 Responses to “The Cheese Ball Auction”
  1. kd says:

    What Cheese Ball are you talking about?

  2. Amanda says:

    I am so excited for this! There’s going to be some fierce competition for those prizes.

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