This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Zoom Cheese Grotto cheese and chocolate gift box
Zoom Cheese Grotto Christmas Preorder: Cheese & Chocolate Pairing Gift Box
Zoom Cheese Grotto three chocolate bars and three cheeses gift box
Zoom Cheese Grotto Christmas Preorder: Cheese & Chocolate Pairing Gift Box
Zoom Cheese Grotto Christmas Preorder: Cheese & Chocolate Pairing Gift Box
Zoom Cheese Grotto Christmas Preorder: Cheese & Chocolate Pairing Gift Box

Christmas Preorder: Cheese & Chocolate Pairing Gift Box

$85.00
off

Conduct your own cheese and chocolate tasting at home with this expertly paired kit of three artisan chocolates from Milène Jardine Chocolatier and three seasonal artisan cheeses from Cheese Grotto.  Served with Olina's Crackers and packaged in our beautiful gift box.

Order by Thursday, December 14th

Ships Monday, December 18th

OPTIONS:
Bamboo Board
ALLERGIES:

Order by Thursday, December 14th to ship Monday, December 18th.

Christmas Preorder: Cheese & Chocolate Pairing Gift Box

$85.00

What's Included

Made with fruity Peruvian beans and toasty notes from Ecuador’s Cacao Arriba the blend leaves you with a balanced taste of dried fruit and sweet spices. Milène Jardine makes a dark chocolate bar rich in cocoa butter resulting a smooth, full-bodied chocolate that pairs excellently with cheese.

Customize your box to be gluten-free if needed!

Each gift box includes:

• Award-Winning Cow's Milk Brie, 5oz: Pairs with Milène Jardine Chocolatier 70% Dark Chocolate, 3oz
• Award-Winning Cow's Milk Natural Rind, 6oz: Pairs with Milène Jardine Chocolatier 70% Pistachio Dark Chocolate, 3oz
• Award-Winning Cow's Milk Clothbound Cheddar, 6oz: Pairs with Milène Jardine Chocolatier 70% Toasted Coconut & Kaffir Lime Leaf Dark Chocolate, 3oz
• Olina's Crackers, 3.5 oz

Award-Winning Cow's Milk Brie, 5oz

Highlighting the best of American artisan brie-styles, we'll select what is seasonally available and tasting its best. You'll be receiving a pasteurized, bloomy-rind cow milk cheese with notes of white button mushrooms, grass-fed butter, crème fraiche, cauliflower, and baked bread. This cheese category is a crowd-pleaser and pairs wonderfully with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, and Sparkling Brut.

Award-Winning Cow's Milk Natural Rind, 6oz

One of our favorite table cheeses, a natural rind style has an edible, ruddy rind with notes of buttermilk, brown butter, cured meat, nuts, and brown mushroom. Semi-firm and aged a minimum of two months, we'll hand select what is seasonally available and tasting its best. Pairs beautifully with a Chardonnay or Pinot Noir.

Award-Winning Cow's Milk Clothbound Cheddar, 6oz

Clothbound cheddars have become a distinguished American cheese category. Unlike their block cheddar counterparts that are sealed in wax or plastic, the milled curd is carefully wrapped in cheesecloth and then brushed with butter. Clothbound cheddars boasts flavors of bright pineapple and lemon curd, roasted nuts, caramel, and olives with a minerality closer to the rind. We'll select the best tasting wheel we have for this gift set. Pair with a light to medium-bodied red with low tannins, such as Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Syrah.

Milène Jardine 70% Dark Chocolate

New York Times-featured chocolatier Milène Jardine makes a dark chocolate bar rich in cocoa butter resulting a smooth, full-bodied chocolate that pairs excellently with cheese. Made with fruity Peruvian beans and toasty notes from Ecuador’s Cacao Arriba the blend leaves you with a balanced taste of dried fruit and sweet spices. Pair with a delicate Bordeaux like Chateau Viaud-Laland, Lalande de Pomerol (2014) and our Brie. The rich and creamy texture of the cheese paired with the dark chocolate, and long finish of the Bordeaux make an indulgent combination.

Olina's Crackers

These deliciously thin crackers are made in Australia, from wheat flower and a touch of umami-rich cheese, making them an excellent match for your at-home cheese tasting experience.

Shipping

• Your shipping charge is based on your zip code location.

• This is a Christmas preorder. Order by Thursday, December 14th to ship Monday, December 18th.

• Please visit our shipping policy page for additional questions.

About the Producer

A variety of specialty food products curated by Cheese Grotto.

Serving Suggestions

After you’ve assembled your board, pour one of these pairings to enjoy with your cheese and chocolate.

Wine: Seek out full-bodied, fruit-forward red wines that will play well with the dark chocolates and flavorful cheeses in this box. Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon are great places to start. Bubbles (think Champagne and Prosecco) as well as dessert wines like Vin Santo and port work well too.

Beer: Sip malt-forward beers like amber ales, red ales, brown ales, dark lagers, barleywines, porters, and stouts with cheese and chocolate.

Cocktails: Aged spirits like bourbon, Scotch, rum, and tequila tend to go well with the caramel-y, nutty, and fruity notes in craft chocolate while complementing a variety of cheese styles.

Ingredients

Ingredients are variable as we occasionally we substitute one artisan product for another, or one artisan cheese for another, depending on seasonality and availability. Please mark your allergies in the checkboxes provided above the Add to Cart button.

The Cheese Grotto is fantastic - it keeps my blocks of cheese fresher for longer periods of time, unwrapped in all their glory.

CK, Cheese Grotto Classico Owner

It really does extend the life of cheese over time. Aside from the functionality, the Cheese Grotto looks great and is easy to maintain.

Allan, Cheese Grotto Fresco Owner

The Cheese Grotto is a must have for anyone who loves cheese. Looks stunning and keeps all of your cheeses in perfect condition.

Michael, Cheese Grotto Mezzo Owner
Good Subscription Agency
Free Bonus Gourmet Item (Average Value $10) with Every Cheese Subscription Order. Sign up today.

Cart

No more products available for purchase

Your cart is currently empty.

×

Shipping Details

Hardware

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.