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How to Plan Your Thanksgiving Celebration with Cheese Grotto

Table of Contents

  1. Plan Your Thanksgiving Meal With Our Cheese Subscriptions
  2. Get a Jump on Holiday Cheese Gifts and Entertaining
  3. Set Your Fall Table with Cheese Grotto
  4. The Best Cheeses to Eat for Fall
  5. Our Favorite Thanksgiving Cheese Recipes
  6. Thanksgiving Cheese Board Recipe

Fall is our favorite season for cheese, and not only because some of the absolute best cheeses are made with rich fall milk. It’s also our birthday! We shipped out the first Cheese Grottos on November 2, 2016—just after a little writeup in the New York Times, which really helped our business come to life.

In the seven years since we launched, we’ve expanded our product line to four Grotto models, created two different cheese subscriptions featuring American artisans, taught hundreds of virtual and in-person tastings, and grown our cheese gift box program. We couldn’t have done it without the thousands of cheese lovers worldwide who embraced a better way to store cheese. Thank you so much for all your support over the years!

To celebrate this special season, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite autumnal cheeses, recipe ideas, Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining guides, and—for those who like to start holiday shopping early—our favorite cheese gifts, too. Happy fall!

Plan Your Thanksgiving Meal With Our Cheese Subscriptions

cheese subscription box

Our Thanksgiving menu always includes our favorite American artisan cheeses, whether served on a bountiful board or in delicious recipes. This year, we're offering a Thanksgiving preorder collection, so you can preorder everything you need for your cheese & charcuterie board, along with any other cheese cooking needs (hello, Raclette and Fondue). Place your preorders by Thursday, November 9th to ship Monday, November 13th and have a stress-free holiday!

We curated November’s monthly cheese subscription box to complement your Thanksgiving feast. Sign up by Thursday, November 9th to receive yours before the holiday!

Want to get up close and personal with your cheese? Our Meet the Maker Quarterly subscribers get access to our virtual tasting event with Jasper Hill Farm on Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. Eastern. Sign up by Thursday, November 9th to receive 4 of their award-winning cheeses and an exclusive invite to this special tasting.

Wherever you source your cheese, we’re here for you to help the holidays run smoothly! Here are some of our guides and tips to save you time and ensure you’ll have a deliciously cheesy celebration.

Get a Jump on Holiday Cheese Gifts and Entertaining

thanksgiving cheese tablescape

Now is a great time to prep for the holiday season, from sourcing the perfect gift for the cheese lovers on your list to planning menus, boards, and more for your celebrations. Whether you’re shopping for a budding cheese fan or a dedicated connoisseur, our cheese gift shop is your one-stop source for everything from storage gear to serving boards to bountiful tasting boxes.

How to Set Your Fall Table with Cheese Grotto

thanksgiving cheese board


Whether you’re having a quiet night in with a luscious cheese board or planning a big holiday celebration, the Cheese Grotto is the must-have cheese accessory. In addition to keeping your cheese fresh for longer—no wrapping needed!—the Grotto does double duty as a one- or two-tier cheese board and an elegant showpiece that deserves the spotlight on your fall tablescape.

The Best Cheeses to Eat in Fall

best cheese for fall

As dairy animals transition from fresh pasture to dry hay for the winter, the milk changes, becoming naturally richer in fat and protein. This is why some of the most delicious cheeses, from soft-ripened wheels to long-aged varieties, are produced in the fall.

With the cooler weather, fall is also a great time to bust out your raclette machine or fondue pot. Check out these helpful posts on how to choose and enjoy fall cheeses.

Raclette and Fondue Recipes

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Cheese Recipes

thanksgiving cheese recipes

Looking for inspiration as you plan your menu? We’ve developed a ton of tasty Thanksgiving recipes that incorporate our favorite artisan cheeses.

Thanksgiving Cheese Board Recipe 

What are your favorite cheeses to enjoy in fall? Tag us @cheesegrotto on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and let us know!


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If you have purchased cheese hardware from our Grotto collection, it usually takes us 1 to 3 business days to ship your order, unless otherwise listed on the respective product page.

Cheese Orders

As the cheeses are a fresh product, we want to ensure the quickest transit time as possible, so your order arrives in the best possible condition.  Express shipping costs range from $25 - $55 depending on the package size, delivery window, location and carrier. We ship Mondays only each week, and orders must be placed by Thursday the week prior to be included in Monday's shipments.  If you purchased a cheese subscription with a set shipping schedule (Meet the Makers or any Gift Subscription), please refer to the respective product page for the fixed shipping schedule.

Please note: cheese ships from our cheese warehouse and hardware ships from our hardware warehouse. If you are purchasing both hardware and cheese, there will be a shipping charge for the cheese portion of your order.

International Orders

We are sorry, but we aren't legally allowed to ship cheese across the US border!  We can, however, ship our hardware from our Grotto collection worldwide.  Please note that the shipping costs options you see at checkout do not include customs, duties, and taxes which will be billed to you upon reaching the border, and will be an additional expense.  Those costs vary from country to country, but we recommend calculating at an additional 20% charge. If you refuse the package due to these additional fees and the hardware is returned to us, we will be able to issue a refund minus the outbound and return shipping costs.