Anne Therese Saxelby

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Anne Therese Saxelby
Born March 25, 1981[1]
Died October 9, 2021(2021-10-09) (aged 40)[1]
Nationality USA
Occupation author
Known for promoting American-made cheeses

Anne Therese Saxelby was an American author and proponent of American-made cheeses.[2][3][4][5][6]

In 2020 Saxelby published The New Rules of Cheese, a well-reviewed book on American cheese.[7][8][9]

Saxelby is said to have been the first owner of a cheeseshop to only sell American cheese.[10][11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "OBITUARY: Anne Therese Saxelby". Retrieved 2021-10-12. 
  2. Florence Fabricant (2021-10-12). "Anne Saxelby, Who Championed Fine American Cheeses, Dies at 40". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2021-11-13. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "In 2006, when Ms. Saxelby opened Saxelby Cheesemongers, the American cheese industry was largely just that: industrial and mass market. Her shop was a daring enterprise that carried only American-made cheeses from small producers." 
  3. "HRN Hall of Fame: Anne Saxelby". Heritage Radio Network. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "She got her start as a cheesemonger behind the counter at the famed Murray’s Cheese in Greenwich Village. Saxelby then apprenticed as a cheesemaker on small farms in the US and in France to learn more about the cheese making process and the agricultural side of cheesemaking." 
  4. Emma Orlow (2021-10-12). "Anne Saxelby, Who Helped Redefine America’s Independent Cheese Industry, Dies at 40". New York Eater. Archived from the original on 2021-10-13. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "Saxelby became a leading figure in the industry for championing artisan cheeses made in America — an ethos that set her apart from other shops when she opened in the Essex Street Market’s original location in 2006." 
  5. "Local Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby Dies at 40". Bowery Boogie. 2021-10-12. Archived from the original on 2021-10-12. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "Two years later, in 2017, Saxelby upgraded to a larger space inside the Chelsea Market. Or, as the Times put it, “she took the daring position of selling only American-made cheeses.”" 
  6. Brian Halweil (2012-03-06). "Anne Saxelby, Dairy Queen: Bringing American Cheese to America". Edible Manhattan. Archived from the original on 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "'She’s the best of the new entrepreneurs coming in,' he raved. 'She appreciates the history of this place. And people—neighborhood people—appreciate her no matter who they are.'" 
  7. Florence Fabricant (2020-10-26). "For a Cheese Lover, Two New Books". The New York Times: p. D3. Archived from the original on 2021-02-12. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "Anne Saxelby, one of New York’s premier cheesemongers, gives her 52 rules for cheese as it is today, starting with shopping. She goes on to serving, eating and storing what you buy and finally covering details about milks, cheese production and cheese’s place in the world." 
  8. "#SHOPSMALL: Meet Anne Saxelby owner of Saxelby Cheese". Meatpacking District. 2020-11-07. Archived from the original on 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "We were thrilled to find out that Anne just released a book called “The New Rules of Cheese” which teaches you everything from how to build a perfect cheese platter to the history and fundamentals of cheesemaking, just in time for holiday gifting." 
  9. Chris Crowley (2021-10-12). "Anne Saxelby Made New York a Better Place to Eat The food world is mourning her death and celebrating her outsize impact". Grub Street. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "And it is Saxelby who, as much as anyone, is responsible for the explosion of interest in America’s artisanal cheesemakers. At her shop Saxelby Cheese, she pushed domestic cheeses and helped create greater interest among people who may have previously turned their noses up at the idea of domestic bleus — and not because of its pungent aroma." 
  10. Georgia Freedman (2021-03-31). "Cheese Shops We Love: Saxelby Cheesemongers". The Cheese Professor. Archived from the original on 2021-04-02. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "The shop was the first in the country to focus just on American artisan cheeses. Saxelby had previously worked at Murray’s Cheese Shop in Greenwich Village and then learned to make cheese as an intern at Cato Corner Farm in Connecticut." 
  11. Tracy Ziemer (2021-10-12). "Legendary cheesemonger Anne Saxelby dies at age 40". Times Union. Archived from [ the original] on 2021-10-13. Retrieved 2021-10-12. "'It's hard to overstate the transformative role that Anne Saxelby played in the world of American cheese, as a passionate and tireless champion for artisan American cheesemakers — at a time when the notion that American cheese could stand on the same stage as European cheeses was still a relatively fringe idea,' Matt Spiegler, head cheesemaker at Churchtown Dairy, said in an email."