John Antonelli is CEO and Founder of acclaimed Austin business Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, which he founded in 2010 with his wife Kendall after a honeymoon decision to quit his job in search of a passion with purpose. Through their award-winning retail shop, e-commerce sales, wholesale to 175 Central Texas partners, and 200+ yearly events, the Antonelli’s Cheese team daily lives its mission: Do Good. Eat Good. John is both a CPA and CCP (certified cheese professional), Past President of international nonprofit American Cheese Society, Treasurer of Thinkery, and on the advisory board of Philanthropitch locally. He judges food competitions, including the Good Food Awards and New Zealand Cheese Championships, and is a selected member of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. John most enjoys a shared cheese and charcuterie board while traveling with his two kids Everett and Elia. John is also known for saying “awesome.” A lot.