Austin Founder Lions Club


  • 17 Dec 2020
  • 12:25 PM - 1:15 PM
  • via Zoom


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DATE: December 17, 2020  12:00 to 1:30 pm via Zoom


Our annual Holiday Celebration this year will be a truly unique event that you don’t want to miss. Starting at noon Dec. 17, everyone is invited to participate in a virtual cheese and chocolate tasting – and some wine if you like – hosted by Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. The amazing Antonelli’s cheese mongers will take you around the world in the convenience of your own home with exotic cheeses and chocolates paired with just the perfect wines to wash it all down. The mongers will tell you fascinating facts about the origins and taste profiles of what we are eating as well as the cheese makers as we go through our cheese plates. Click here to learn more about Antonelli’s.

For $36 (discounted from $45), you will get a plate of cheeses and chocolates (about 1/2 pound total) and a few condiments. You also may order bottles of wine to pair for a very reasonable cost of $15-$25 per bottle.

Optionally, you may provide your own cheese, chocolate and/or wine. Everyone will receive the menu of the types of cheese to be tasted, but remember that most of the cheeses and chocolates to be tasted are exclusively available in Austin at Antonelli’s. While those who make their own plates will be able to enjoy the experience and gain knowledge from participating, it is highly recommended you purchase the Antonelli’s plate as the cheeses and chocolates are a blend of domestic and imported products from small artisan cheese and chocolate makers.

Purchase your plate at:

The tasting will be interactive throughout with questions and comments encouraged (including mmmm’s and aaah’s) for some 45 minutes, plus another 15 minutes of Q&A at the end. At 1 p.m., while still glowing with the fullness of food and wine, the Holiday Memories portion of the celebration will begin. Lions can share their favorite holiday memories, funny stories, favorite poem or whatever is appropriate for the occasion. Please come prepared to share and interact with your fellow Lions and guests. The event will conclude at 1:30 p.m.

Leonor Marques will moderate (thank you, thank you, thank you, Leonor!) the event on the club’s usual ZOOM account; you will login the same as you do for our regular meetings. You are responsible for ordering your own cheese and chocolate plate (and optional wine) by going to:
Deadline to place your order is close of business on Dec. 16.

You may pick up plates between 9 – 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 17 at 500 Park Blvd. After you park in one of the numbered parking spots, text “Cheese” to 512-559-8577 and follow all the prompts. Antonelli’s will run your plate/wine out to your trunk for curbside delivery.

A delivery option is available when you place your order. The fee is $12 if you live within 7 miles of 4220 Duval, or $30 (beyond 7 miles). If you are unable or uncomfortable with picking up in person, call Rudy Munguia at 512-258-6553 or email at least 48 hours in advance, and AFLC will help get your plate to you. Unfortunately, AFLC cannot deliver all the plates, so please pick-up or take advantage of the delivery service if you possibly can.

Please join us in making this first-ever virtual holiday gathering another AFLC success in this most transformational year of our existence.
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