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A Brick and Mortar for Bloomy Cheese & Provisions

My community-rooted cheese shop and wine bar is ready for prime time! Help Bloomy Cheese & Provisions come to life on Cedar Street.

$15,250
pledged of$24,000 goal
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30Days Left
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Campaign Ends on October 31, 2022

Project Description

After living in the Rivertowns for five years and aching for a specialty cheese shop, I realized that it was time to open my own.* 

Bloomy Pop Up
PC: Luis Ruiz Photo

I have run Bloomy Cheese & Provisions as a pop-up inside the wonderful HudCo coworking space since last November and am ready to move on up to Cedar Street.

Bloomy will be a full-service specialty cheese and provisions shop featuring the finest cut-to-order American and international artisan cheeses, a thoughtful selection of pantry items, and a rotating set of handmade homewares and cheesy gifts. It will also be a place to meet up for a glass of wine and a cheese plate, source a platter for a gathering at work or home, find the perfect gift for the cheese lovers in your life, and attend cheese tastings and other classes.

But Bloomy is more than just the sum of these parts. "Bloomy" is me; my family name is Bloom, and friends who have known me forever call me "Bloomy." It also evokes the vast microbial community that makes special cheese what it is. So Bloomy is the special place we make of it, together. Bloomy is about lactose, and tolerance.

Cheese School

Your support of this vision will help bring it to life. I am renovating a legendary specialty food storefront on Cedar Street to make it as welcoming as possible, a place that feels like home for all who enter. I can't wait to have you over. Thank you so much for being a part of this community!

 

 

Cheese Plate
PC: Arielle Joffe Photo

*But I don't come to this decision casually! I have spent a decade in the food world following my Masters in Food Studies at NYU (ask me about my thesis on cheese consumption during pregnancy), working in cheese shops and cheese caves, managing an American artisan cheese shop and wine bar on the Upper East Side, helping upstart food brands get off the ground, and running communications at the Stone Barns Center in Tarrytown. I have also been the chair of the Dobbs Ferry Downtown Committee since 2018, and believe that one of the best ways I can personally contribute to greater vibrancy in the downtown area is by opening my own business there.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Are you definitely opening Bloomy on Cedar Street, no matter how this campaign turns out?

Yes! I have secured the lease and am off to the races with bringing Bloomy to life. Your support brings you into this community from Day 1 and will help me make more investments in the space up front so that I can open quickly and in a way that represents what we will all work to build there. I am so grateful to the Rivertowns community for its warm welcome so far, and believe that this campaign will be a success.

 

Elizabeth Simons
09/30/2022
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class
$80
Jessica Soare
09/30/2022
Cheesemonger's Choice Gift Box - Small
$50
ThePod by CocoaCompassion
09/27/2022
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class
$80
Camila
09/26/2022
Monetary Contribution
$40
Cara Eisenpress
09/26/2022
Cheesemonger's Choice Gift Box - Large
$100
Ksenya Malina
09/25/2022
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class
$80
09/24/2022
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class
$80
09/24/2022
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class
$80
09/24/2022
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class
$80
09/24/2022
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class
$80
Monetary Contribution

Your contribution will help Bloomy become a reality. Thank you so much for your support!

23 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Cheesemonger's Choice Gift Box - Small

Looking for a great gift but want to leave the hard decisions up to me? A Cheesemonger's Choice gift box from Bloomy is sure to please everyone on your list.

Sample haul: two handcrafted cheeses, one box of crackers, a few other tasty goodies (think preserves, olive oil, organic spice blends). 

Items requiring refrigeration will be packed in separate bags to keep cool until you are ready to gift them. Redeem now from the Bloomy pop-up in residence at HudCo or hold off till we're open on Cedar Street, up to you!

7 Left
18 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class

Bloomy will offer a range of classes, from cheese and wine pairings to no-abv mixology classes. Pre-purchase a class ticket now and get in at this price, even if the class is pricier than your contribution!

 

Photo by @ariellejoffephotography

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18 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Cheesemonger's Choice Gift Box - Large

Looking for a great gift but want to leave the hard decisions up to me? A Cheesemonger's Choice gift box from Bloomy is sure to please everyone on your list.

Sample haul: three handcrafted cheeses, two boxes of crackers, extra large accompaniment selection (think preserves, olive oil, organic spice blends, bean-to-bar chocolates). 

Items requiring refrigeration will be packed in separate bags to keep cool until you are ready to gift them. Redeem now from the Bloomy pop-up in residence at HudCo or hold off till we're open on Cedar Street, up to you!

5 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
3-month Cheese of the Month Club

Join the stinkiest club around!

Each month’s gift contains:

• generous hunks of two carefully selected cheeses
• a box of artisanal crackers
• a surprise or two (jam, mustard, pickles…)
• descriptions and education on all of the products
• special cheese paper to protect any leftovers (but honestly, you probably won’t need it)

Your first month also includes Formaticum’s Cheese Log, a lovely soft-cover book for notes and thoughts, to help keep track of favorites.

Start your membership now through the pop up or wait till we're open on Cedar Street, up to you!

18 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
6-Month Cheese of the Month Club

Join the stinkiest club around!

Each month’s gift contains:

• generous hunks of two carefully selected cheeses
• a box of artisanal crackers
• a surprise or two (jam, mustard, pickles…)
• descriptions and education on all of the products
• special cheese paper to protect any leftovers (but honestly, you probably won’t need it)

Your first month also includes Formaticum’s Cheese Log, a lovely soft-cover book for notes and thoughts, to help keep track of favorites.

Start your membership now through the pop up or wait till we're open on Cedar Street, up to you!

21 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Private Cheese Tasting at Bloomy

Feeling fancy? Get Bloomy all to yourself for the evening with a guided cheese and beverage tasting class. Price includes educational cheese class with beverage pairings for up to 10 people, service, set up and clean up, and all food and beverage. Dates subject to availability.

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Your contribution will help Bloomy become a reality. Thank you so much for your support!

23 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Cheesemonger's Choice Gift Box - Small

Looking for a great gift but want to leave the hard decisions up to me? A Cheesemonger's Choice gift box from Bloomy is sure to please everyone on your list.

Sample haul: two handcrafted cheeses, one box of crackers, a few other tasty goodies (think preserves, olive oil, organic spice blends). 

Items requiring refrigeration will be packed in separate bags to keep cool until you are ready to gift them. Redeem now from the Bloomy pop-up in residence at HudCo or hold off till we're open on Cedar Street, up to you!

7 Left
18 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD
Ticket to Cheese Tasting Class

Bloomy will offer a range of classes, from cheese and wine pairings to no-abv mixology classes. Pre-purchase a class ticket now and get in at this price, even if the class is pricier than your contribution!

 

Photo by @ariellejoffephotography

32 Left
18 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Cheesemonger's Choice Gift Box - Large

Looking for a great gift but want to leave the hard decisions up to me? A Cheesemonger's Choice gift box from Bloomy is sure to please everyone on your list.

Sample haul: three handcrafted cheeses, two boxes of crackers, extra large accompaniment selection (think preserves, olive oil, organic spice blends, bean-to-bar chocolates). 

Items requiring refrigeration will be packed in separate bags to keep cool until you are ready to gift them. Redeem now from the Bloomy pop-up in residence at HudCo or hold off till we're open on Cedar Street, up to you!

5 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
3-month Cheese of the Month Club

Join the stinkiest club around!

Each month’s gift contains:

• generous hunks of two carefully selected cheeses
• a box of artisanal crackers
• a surprise or two (jam, mustard, pickles…)
• descriptions and education on all of the products
• special cheese paper to protect any leftovers (but honestly, you probably won’t need it)

Your first month also includes Formaticum’s Cheese Log, a lovely soft-cover book for notes and thoughts, to help keep track of favorites.

Start your membership now through the pop up or wait till we're open on Cedar Street, up to you!

18 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
6-Month Cheese of the Month Club

Join the stinkiest club around!

Each month’s gift contains:

• generous hunks of two carefully selected cheeses
• a box of artisanal crackers
• a surprise or two (jam, mustard, pickles…)
• descriptions and education on all of the products
• special cheese paper to protect any leftovers (but honestly, you probably won’t need it)

Your first month also includes Formaticum’s Cheese Log, a lovely soft-cover book for notes and thoughts, to help keep track of favorites.

Start your membership now through the pop up or wait till we're open on Cedar Street, up to you!

21 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Private Cheese Tasting at Bloomy

Feeling fancy? Get Bloomy all to yourself for the evening with a guided cheese and beverage tasting class. Price includes educational cheese class with beverage pairings for up to 10 people, service, set up and clean up, and all food and beverage. Dates subject to availability.

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward