Tuesday, December 11, 2012
You saw the video last week, but now feast your eyes on these cheese-filled photos and read all about the third annual Crucolo Day in Concord.
It’s no secret that Concord loves a parade. Everybody knows about the history-rich suburb's Patriots’ Day celebrations, but this town also parades on Earth Day and sometimes on its birthday. Delivery Day even gets a turn once in a while. Yes, really. It’s happened three times now. It’s called “Crucolo Day.” And it’s the cheesiest thing ever. The brainchild of Cheese Shop owner Peter Lovis, “Crucolo Day” features a cheese parade down Waltham Street to celebrate the delivery of a wheel of Crucolo cheese, which at 400-pounds is reportedly the largest wheel in the Western Hemisphere. “Well, they make a 400-pound wheel of cheese, and who can resist buying a 400-pound wheel of cheese,” said Lovis. “It’s a big cheese.” “Crucolo Day” debuted three…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Cheese Shop Owner Peter Lovis welcomes a 400-pound cheesewheel, reportedly the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, to his store by serenading it up Walden Street aboard a horse-drawn carriage and then rolling it down the red carpet.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
When a 400-pound wheel of crucolo gets delivered to the Concord Cheese Shop, proprietor Peter Lovis rolls out the red carpet. Literally.
Whet your appetite with this video of Crucolo Day held Thursday, Dec. 6 at The Concord Cheese Shop and check back on Patch tomorrow for more photos and additional coverage of the event.
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Dec. 6 in Concord.
1. It's Crucolo Day! A 400-pound wheel of Crucolo cheese will ride triumphantly into town at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon to arrive at the Concord Cheese Shop, where Peter Lovis and Co will celebrate their award-winning, proclamation-earning "Crucolo Day" campaign. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Concord Housing Authority at 8 a.m., the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Advisory Committee at 8 a.m., the Historic Districts Commission at 7 p.m., the Middle School Advisory Council at 7 p.m., the Board of Assessors at 7 p.m. and the Hanscom Area Towns Committee (HATS) at 7:30 p.m. 3. Thursday Author Series: At 7:30 p.m. tonight, Belmont resident and retired Lexington High School …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A 400-pound wheel of cheese will ride triumphantly into town at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 6, for The Cheese Shop's award-winning Crucolo Day promotion.
If playing with your food is wrong, then Peter Lovis probably doesn’t want to be right. Lovis, the longtime proprietor of The Concord Cheese Shop, will once again play host to a Crucolo Day parade this Thursday, Dec. 6, to celebrate the arrival of a 400-pound wheel of Italian cheese to his shop on Walden Street. Last year’s event – which you can see video of here on Patch – featured Lovis proudly reading a proclamation from the Board of Selectmen and rolling the wheel down a red carpet. He then cut the cheese (his words, not ours) and passed out samples to the delighted crowd as Crucolo Dancers frolicked merrily in the street. While the delightfully cheesy event, which started in 2010, probably didn’t strike those who know Lovis as much …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
A quick look at the week's top stories.
From the gridiron to gift wrap, there was a lot going on in Concord this past week. Here's a look back at the week's top headlines. The biggest story of the week is, without a doubt, the the CCHS Patriots' Eastern Mass Div. III Superbowl Championship. The Patriots defeated the Oliver Ames Tigers 42-9 on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Patch featured live coverage of the game with an interactive blog posted in both Easton and Concord. Take a look at these video highlights and interviews from the sidelines of Gillette Stadium and read the game recap if you missed it this weekend. The victory was a much-needed spirit booster, as CCHS — and all of Concord — said goodbye to long-time photography teacher David Prifti, who succumbed to pancreatic…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Concord Cheese Shop celebrates with a 400 lb. wheel of Crucolo.
Dozens of cheese lovers lined Walden Street yesterday, as Peter Lovis of The Cheese Shop rolled a 400 lb. wheel of Italian Crucolo cheese down the red carpet to the front door of his shop. Children young and old laughed as they had their pictures taken with what was said to be the largest wheel of cheese in the Western Hemisphere. The Crucolo Dancers shook their tambourines and noise makers to greet the big cheese before it was sliced up for sampling and sales. Take a look at all the cheesy fun in the video above.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Concord Cheese Shop is gearing up for Crucolo Day.
The big cheese is coming to town. For the second year in a row, the Concord Cheese Shop on Walden Street will be receiving the "world's largest cheese" — a 400 lb. wheel of Crucolo. The cheese just recently completed a five-week journey across the Atlantic and will arrive in Concord on Thursday, Dec. 1. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the Walden Street section of Concord's downtown will be transformed into a veritable cheese festival, complete with Crucolo dancers from the Concord Academy Dance Company, and a 200-foot red carpet rolled out for the big cheese. Peter Lovis, owner of the Cheese Shop is thrilled to be able to bring another record-setting cheese to Concord. "It was just over the top fun for everyone," Lovis said of last year…