|Swapper Susan's amazing sugar cookies|
|Crackers made with Cabot Coop cheeses|
Needless to say, I was delighted to have Cabot on board as a sponsor for the Chicago Food Swap. Cabot sent some of their products to two lucky swappers, who are also bloggers, to create an original swap item. Kelly used Cabot butter and sour cream to make an amazing peppermint fudge, which I got a piece of, and Alison used Cabot cheeses to make delicious flavored crackers. One lucky swapper also walked away with a Cabot Creamery gift box worth $75. That is a lot of cheese!
The next Chicago Food Swap will be on January 12 hosted by Mac & Cheese Productions. This small, forty-person swap is open only to those who have attended at least three previous Chicago Food Swap events. This is not intended to exclude people, but rather to give some of the long-standing members of the community a chance to connect in a more intimate setting.
If you can't wait until 2014, this coming Saturday, December 14, is the first meeting of the Northshore Chicago Food Swap, an offshoot of this group that will hold events on the North Shore. But swappers from all over are welcome to attend.
The Chicago Food Swap will be back in February with a free, open-to-all swap!