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Order by December 8th to receive the December Quarterly Subscription

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Meet the Makers Quarterly Cheese Subscription

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Take a deep dive into American artisan cheesemakers four times a year with this unique and immersive subscription for the cheese connoisseur. The beauty of this quarterly subscription?  You get to meet the maker on Zoom!

Order by Thursday, December 8th to receive the December Quarterly Subscription box.

Meet the Makers Quarterly Cheese Subscription


Full Description

We've curated a quarterly cheese subscription, so you can continue to be delighted year-round with unique, and interesting American artisan cheeses. Each quarter, we will highlight a different American cheesemaker, complete with digital literature on tasting, serving, pairing and storing your cheeses. You will also receive a Zoom link along with each shipment inviting you to meet the Cheesemaker. Our mission is to educate as well as provide a selection of delicious cheeses that are perfectly stored in your Grotto for weeks and months so you will always have just the right selection to share and enjoy with good company.

The quarterly cheese selection fits best in a Grotto Classico or Grotto Fresco.

Cheese Styles Included

• Bloomy Rind, Washed Rind, Natural Rind, Waxed Rind, Blue, Smoked, Herbed, Spiced, Cow Cheese, Sheep Cheese, Goat Cheese

• The subscription includes two to four cheeses (approximately 2 pounds total) per shipment. The cheeses shipped are selected at optimal ripeness best enjoyed within 2 to 3 weeks of delivery.

• One healthy serving of cheese is anywhere from 2 to 4 ounces, depending on your appetite. This package is great for 8 to 16 servings over weeks of enjoyment.

• With each quarterly shipment, you will receive digital literature with information on the cheeses, as well as an email invite to a live Zoom session with the Cheesemaker.

December's Cheese Box

The Robin

1st Place, Best in Class — American Cheese Society

Named after the Wisconsin state bird which returns each spring as a sign of the end of winter, this classic, handcrafted Wisconsin Original Colby will bring back memories from your childhood. Crafted as a classic bandage-wrapped and waxed midget wheel, The Robin has a firm, yet open and curdy body combined with a fresh buttery taste and a pleasantly salty finish. One taste and you will be hooked.

The Imperial Buck

2-Time Winner of the International Cheese Awards Trophy for Best USA Cheese

Like the award-winning Fawn and Stag, Deer Creek’s The Imperial Buck is a handmade, bandaged-wrapped Cheddar. It is carefully aged for a longer period of time to allow for an even greater development of its rich nutty flavor and sweet butterscotch finish. The unique nuttiness is pronounced, yet blends beautifully with the buttery sweetness of the Cheddar. The crystalline crunch offers a nice contrast to the cheese’s creamy texture. The unique beauty of the cheese is how perfectly the nuttiness, creaminess, butteriness, and sweetness complement and balance each other. It is truly a one-of-a-kind, outstanding Best In Class Cheddar.

The Wild Boar

Gold for Flavored Hard Cheese – L.A. International Dairy Competition

Earthy black truffle ambles between creamy Monterey Jack curds to craft the decadent yet approachable sensory experience that is The Wild Boar. Each bite transports your palate to the Wisconsin North with the savory truffles’ warm and woodsy notes coupled with mild, buttery cheese. This charming and aromatic Jack easily finds it’s home on a board or melted into dishes for a delighfully mushroomy finish.

The Blue Jay

Gold Winner for Blue Veined Cheese – L.A. International Dairy Competition

Made using a recipe in which five ten-gallon cans of cream are added to each vat, The Blue Jay is rich in texture with strong buttery notes. We then crush juniper berries to release their perfume and infuse them throughout to complement the Blue strain’s unique botanical essence. The result is a bold, yet utterly creamy Blue with a delicately piney bouquet that blooms in your mouth. While The Blue Jay is wonderful with any of our suggested pairings, try it melted on a New York Strip for a truly decadent meal.

Order By Thursday, December 8th

Live Zoom session on Thursday, December 15th at 6pmEST

Your December cheese kit will ship December 12th, and we'll email you an invitation to Meet the Cheesemaker live on Zoom, scheduled for Thursday, December 15th at 6pmEST. A recording will be emailed for those who cannot attend.

Meet the Cheesemaker

Chris Gentine, Owner of Deer Creek Cheese

Add a whole lot of personality to over 40 years of cheese industry experience and you’ll get Chris Gentine. Since starting his career in cheese at age 14, Chris worked his way up to developing Deer Creek. One of the main focuses of the brand is consistency of quality. In our state this is ensured by a Wisconsin Liscenced Cheese Grader, a professional who is licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. 

Chris has been a licensed cheese grader since 1997. A Wisconsin grading license is a prestigious honor—our state is the only one in the USA to provide those credentials. Under his wing, Deer Creek’s resident artist, Sophie, is apprenticing to obtain a license of her own and continue our passion for sharing the simple pleasure of exceptional cheese. 

Chris strives to showcase some of the best of what The Dairy State has to offer by blending traditional, sustainable cheesemaking methods with a unique cocktail of cultures and ingredients, a rigorous grading program, and a twist of whimsy. With the help of his family and a close-knit team of employees, Chris continuously brings award-winning, characterful, and creative cheeses to the marketplace.

Meet him on Zoom on Thursday, December 15th at 6pmEST. Zoom invitation will be emailed post-purchase of the cheese kit, and a recording will be emailed if you cannot attend!

How the Subscription Works

• Once signed up, you can easily manage your subscription frequency and contents via our amazing portal. You can also always email us at if you need help and we'll respond within 3 business days.

• This is a Recurring Subscription that will continue unless otherwise canceled.

• Your card will be charged the Thursday before the order is shipped.

• Option to pause, skip, or cancel any time.


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

• Our Meet the Maker Subscription ships on a fixed yearly schedule.  This allows everyone to meet the cheesemaker at the same time on Zoom while enjoying their cheeses!

1. November 14th, 2022

2. December 12th, 2022

3. March 13th, 2023

4. July 10th, 2023

• Please visit our shipping policy page for additional questions.


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What is Artisan Cheese?

Artisan Cheese - According to the American Cheese Society, "artisan or artisanal implies that a cheese is produced primarily by hand, in small batches, with particular attention paid to the tradition of the cheesemaker’s art, and thus using as little mechanization as possible in the production of the cheese."

Over the past decade, the American Artisan cheese industry has been recognized internationally for its quality and integrity. Small to medium-scale artisan cheesemakers have a core set of values - high-quality milk makes incredible cheese, and high quality land and animal management makes for incredible milk. In our current industrial agriculture system, committing to these core values requires long hours of hard work and an acute attention to detail.

This subscription directly supports American Artisan Cheesemakers, and the continual diversification of our food system.

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


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