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Camiilus- C's Cheese in Camillus Helps Support a Cure

Sometimes it takes a life-altering event to change the way people view life. Chifra Sorbello, 63, a mother of three, was always a successful, independent, outgoing woman and an excellent cook. Her specialty was cheese balls. For years family and friends raved over the delicious cheese balls that she would serve at parties or give as presents for holidays or other special events. For years she told those closest to her that she was going to sell her creations one day. After being diagnosed with and surviving breast cancer, Sorbello finally started C's Cheese.

"My recipe goes back at least 30 years. It came from a friend, but she can't remember where she got it from," Sorbello said. "Over the years I have changed the recipe and made it my own."

Sorbello does all of her own research and development in order to ensure that her product is the best it can be. Currenty she is working on mixing various wines with her cheese balls to create a unique marriage of flavors.

Sorbello sells two types of cheese balls, nuts and parsley. A roasted garlic blend rolled in either nuts or parsely is coming soon.

Not only are Sorbello's concoctions fantastically creamy with a delectable flavor, perfect alone or on any cracker; they can be frozen as well.

"It's perfect. You can just pull it out when you have unexpected company and they're great," Sorbello said. "I served a cheese ball that was in my freezer for six months once, and I got nothing but great comments."

There are a number of written testimonials about Sorbello's product on her website -- each from a different state.

"I send my cheese balls around the country to help get the word out about my product," Sorbello said.

One story that will be posted shortly is about one of Sorbello's co-workers who is a vegan. Sorbello gave her a cheese ball, so she gave it to her mother-in-law who didn't even like cheese. After trying one of Sorbello's cheese balls, all she could do was praise how great the product was.

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