An Age-Old Science of Preserving Cheese

“This century-old device is the right and only way to keep and store cheese.”

- Steve Jenkins, world-renowned cheese specialist 

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A humidor for the ultimate cheese lover

Handmade in America with the highest quality materials, the patent pending Cheese Grotto ™ can be enjoyed with friends and family for a lifetime. It's time to store your specialty cheese with integrity, cheese expert approved.

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Maintains Freshness

With its clay brick and architectural details, the Cheese Grotto is the perfect environment for wedges and wheels of cheese to thrive, and prolongs their shelf life. No more throwing away old bits of beautiful cheese.

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No Extra Packaging

The controlled climate eliminates the need for wrapping your cheese; store and cut whole pieces of cheese with no extra packaging. Say goodbye to plastic wrap.

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Eco-friendly

The Cheese Grotto is carefully constructed with green materials: Bamboo, glass, and clay. You can save the planet while you save your cheese.

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Easy Fit

The Cheese Grotto is designed to easily fit inside your refrigerator. It can also fit comfortably on your counter top.

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Made in the USA

All of the Cheese Grotto products are sourced, crafted and produced in the United States under the strictest quality guidelines.

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An Exclusive Membership

With the purchase of a Grotto, you will receive exclusive monthly offerings from top cheese producers and retailers, saving you hundreds of dollars in cheese, accouterments, and beverages.

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Once a week, the clay brick humidifier is submerged in water for 2 minutes...
... and then placed inside the bottom of the grotto.
Wedges and wheels of cheese are stored directly on the shelves.
The ventilated back panel can be opened for extra breathability.
Removable shelves make for easy cleaning between cheese feasts.
The grotto fits in the fridge for long term storage...
... or on a counter for presentation and entertainment.

REAL REVIEWS FROM CHEESE GROTTO OWNERS

FANTASTIC!!!

The Cheese Grotto is fantastic - it keeps my blocks of cheese fresher for longer periods of time, unwrapped in all their glory. It is very well built- solid and attractive both in the refridge and on the counter. I love how easy it is to maintain and take care of. It is so well built, I know that I will have it forever and I ended up throwing out so many cheeses that went bad prior to using it. Hands down, one of my all-time favorite gifts!!!

CK, Cheese Grotto Classico Owner

Cheese Grotto Changed My Life!

 I have tried every cheese wrap, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Most of the time my fridge consisted of tiny squares of cheese forgotten in corners of vegetable drawers and with immense guilt I threw out remnants of cheese regularly. Since getting the cheese grotto, not one bite of cheese has gone to waste. Not only does it keep cheese immensely fresh, for longer than I thought possible, but it also beautifully displays my cheeses so I never forget about a single piece. It is a work of art and a conversation piece anytime guests are over and I always pull it out to show off my cheeses!

Elizabeth, Cheese Grotto Classico Owner

I Don't Know How We Lived Without This!

The immediate benefit of the Fresco is how much longer we can store our cheeses. It allows us to buy several types of cheeses and wait until we are in the mood or the right occasion to eat them. The Fresco really does extend the life of cheeses several times over. Aside from functionality, the Fresco looks great and is surprisingly easy to maintain. I was surprised at how well it holds its humidity. We only need to soak the clay block every 3-4 weeks. It really has become an indispensable part of our cheese life. 

Allan, Cheese Grotto Fresco Owner

Flavorful Cheese Available at Room Temperature at Any Time! 

The obvious benefit is having flavorful cheese available at room temperature at any time. Frankly I could never remember to take the cheese out of the fridge sufficiently in advance of the time I wanted to eat it to allow it to warm up. Perhaps the only downside is that I find I am eating more cheese since it is so easy to open up the Grotto and nip off a chunk while passing by!

Michael, Cheese Grotto Classico Owner

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What the Experts are saying

Sennett's Cheese Grotto solves a problem every cheese lover faces: 'How can I prolong and/or maintain my cheeses at their optimal stages of ripeness? Cheeses are best preserved in their own microcosms with appropriate temperature, humidity, air flow, and microflora, and on permeable and easy-to-clean surfaces... Cheese Grotto provides all this in an attractive and portable package!

Max McCalman, World-Renowned Cheese Specialist

"Does it actually work? Yes, I experimented with storing both hard cheeses and bloomy (Brie-like) cheeses, like Doe Run’s Damselfly.  You don’t have to stifle them in plastic wrap or tinfoil, so you can keep them fresher longer. Cheeses with downy surface molds actually continue to ripen, so you can get a slightly underripe cheese to develop a runny center over a few days.
After using the Cheese Grotto, I can’t imagine a Grotto-less existence."

Madame Fromage, Cheese Blogger

Storing fine cheeses properly at home has long been a challenge. You can invest in special double-ply wrapping paper, but the temperature and humidity of a refrigerator do not flatter them. Working with an engineer and an industrial designer, Jessica Sennett, who has been behind the counters at Cowgirl Creamery and Bedford Cheese Shop, has developed a solution. 

Florence Fabricant, Food & Wine Writer
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