What is Marcheese Madness?
We have selected 32 of our top cheeses for an epic taste-off! These are the cream of the crop, with a couple underdogs thrown in (because who doesn’t love an underdog?) Every day, two cheeses go head-to-head in each Cheesetique location, with the day’s victor chosen by the customer vote. Winners from each day advance through the rounds until the leaders from each location compete for the 2015 Marcheese Madness championship!
How do you participate?
Between now and this Friday, PRINT (or pick up in person) your blank Marcheese Madness Bracket. Fill it in and drop it off at either Cheesetique location by Friday, March 20th. The tastings (and voting) begin on Saturday, March 21st, so come in every day to sample that day’s cheeses and cast your vote. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 6th.
The bracket winner from each store will receive a massive gift bucket worth $200. Yes, $200 of cheesey goodness could be yours!
Print your blank bracket here: Marcheese Madness Bracket 2015
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a) Love cheese?
b) Love competition?
c) Love helping children and families in need?
Then OH BOY do we have the event for you!
Cheesetique is once again hosting the most exciting (and delicious) cheese competition IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. And this year, you too can have skin in the game (so to speak). Read on to see how…
How It Works:
We have selected 32 of our top cheeses for an epic taste-off! These are the cream of the crop, with a couple underdogs thrown in (because who doesn’t love an underdog?) Every day, two cheeses go head-to-head in each Cheesetique location, with the day’s victor chosen by YOUR VOTE. Yes, that means you can taste these cheeses and vote every day! Winners from each day advance through the rounds until the leaders from each location compete for the 2014 Marcheese Madness championship!
How You Participate:
Purchase a bracket between March 15th and March 21st for $5.00 and fill it out with your picks. The person from each location with the most correctly filled out bracket wins the PRIZE (see below).
And hey – even if you don’t purchase a bracket, come in every day to cast your vote for that day’s match up! Then, watch the results on our Facebook pages (make sure to follow both Shirlington and Del Ray to see all results).
How You Help Others:
100% of proceeds from bracket sales will go to SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), a Northern Virginia-based charity with whom we have worked for nearly ten years. On top of that, Cheesetique will also match 50% of the final total and donate it to SCAN.
The person with the most correctly filled out bracket from each Cheesetique location will receive a Cheese Lover’s Gift Bucket valued at $200, filled with everything any Cheesetique-loving person would want. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 7th.
Please join us in making Marcheese Madness 2014 spectacular! And help a VERY worthy cause.
Happy Bracketing, Cheese Lovers!
The only thing I know about “brackets” is that they tend to hold things in place. But when our Cheese Director, Tommy Ferraro, recommended a massive cheese taste-off to coincide with some little basketball event, I jumped at the opportunity. And a new epic event was born.
Tommy picked 32 of our most popular cheeses and strategically pitted them against each other. (For the record, he compared this to “picking your favorite child.”)
Each day, in each location, YOU will taste and vote on your favorite. Thus the narrowing-down will begin. Building in anticipation, day after day, we will approach the “Fromage Four” and then there will be just two. The winner from each store will face off… with only one rising to true supremacy.
Hurry to a Cheesetique near you (or both, if you can) to taste and vote. Make it happen, people!
(click to view the current MarCheese Madness bracket)