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One Year of Cheese: Meet The Makers Quarterly Cheese Subscription

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Prepay and save! Dive deep into American artisan cheesemaking 4 times per year with this unique and experiential subscription for the cheese connoisseur. In addition to receiving 4 luscious cheeses each quarter, you'll get to meet the maker on Zoom and get behind-the-scenes info and insight on their delicious craft.
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Order by Thursday, March 9th to receive the March 2023 Quarterly Subscription box.

One Year of Cheese: Meet The Makers Quarterly Cheese Subscription

$262.00 Regular price $276.00

Long Description

We've curated a quarterly cheese subscription to delight you all year long with unique and fascinating American artisan cheeses. Each quarter, we'll highlight a different cheesemaker, complete with digital literature on tasting, serving, pairing, and storing your cheeses. You'll also receive a Zoom link with each shipment inviting you to a subscriber-only Meet the Cheesemaker event. It's our mission is to educate while curating delicious cheeses that can last for weeks in your Grotto. You'll always have the perfect selections on hand 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 and best enjoyed within 2 to 3 weeks of delivery.

• One 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. A recording will be emailed if you are not able to attend the live event.

March's Cheese Box

Hudson Valley Camembert

World Cheese Award Winner

Named after the original owner, Nancy's Camembert is a soft ripened cheese, made from a blend of sheep's milk, cow's milk, and cow's cream. When young, the texture is semi-soft in the center of the cheese, becoming smoother and softer just under the rind with a very buttery and well salted flavor. As the cheese matures, the texture becomes gooey under the rind, while the center retains its complexity. Pure decadence. Pairs very well with Champagne, since the effervescence cuts through the richness of the cheese.

Kinderhook Creek Mini

New York Dairy Products Competition Award of Excellence

Aged for only two-weeks before release, this 3.5 oz medallion has a very thin bloomy rind. Under the rind is a firm and dense paste with a very mild flavor with a hint of mushrooms. If matured further, up to 8 weeks, it will ripen from the outside in, becoming supple and spreadable. Kinderhook Creek will also increasingly have the aroma of mushrooms and nuts. The flavor transforms from very mild to savory, to the point of being almost meaty. When served on warm bread and drizzled with honey Kinderhook truly shines.

Three Milk Gouda

In this three-milk Gouda, aromas of cream and cooked butter are prevalent alongside hints of macadamia nuts. Its semi-soft texture delivers a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that saturates the palate and gives a long finish. While subtle earthy undertones are at play throughout, butterscotch flavors greet the palate, followed by a distinct tang and finishing with notes of sour cream. It can be brightened with the simple addition of fruit, fresh or dried. Pair with an oatmeal stout beer or an earthy, spicy red wine.

Goat Chevre Garlic & Herb

New York Dairy Products Competition Award of Excellence

First Light goat chèvre log is lighter and creamier than traditionally made chèvre. Bright acidity is balanced with fresh grassy notes and a pronounced, buttery finish. Mild and accessible, our chèvre shines in savory and sweet flavor options.

Order By Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Live Zoom session date and time TBD

Your March cheese kit will ship March 13th, and we'll email you an invitation to Meet the Cheesemaker live on Zoom. A recording will be emailed for those who cannot attend.

Meet the Cheesemaker

Dave and Sally, Owners of Old Chatham Creamery

Tom and Nancy Clark founded Old Chatham Creamery in 1993 in the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley. Prior to this, sheep dairies were exceedingly rare in the United States, and Tom and Nancy decided to trail-blaze the way for many other sheep dairies to come. Then, they served the local area and New York City restaurants with only two products, Hudson Valley Camembert and Plain Sheep Yogurt.

In 2012, Dr. Dave Galton, professor emeritus of Cornell University, began supplying Old Chatham Creamery with sheep milk. Dave taught dairy science for over 33 years; his extensive engagement with undergraduates and dairy farms on both a national and international level gave him the experience needed to tackle the rather difficult task of sheep and goat farming. In the Fall of 2014, after expressing immense interest in the artisanal work of the creamery, Dave and his wife Sally acquired the operation and never looked back.

Meet them on Zoom, date TBD. 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

• The beauty of a cheese subscription is that it never sells out! We highly recommend purchasing your subscription by the Thursday prior to the week you'd like to receive your first shipment.

• After signup, you or the recipient can email us at info@cheesegrotto.com for assistance modifying your delivery week, and we'll respond within 3 business days.

• You will be billed once for the total subscription package. At the end of the pre-paid period of one year, you will receive an email asking if you would like to extend your subscription.

• The quarterly subscription will be processed on a fixed schedule, on the Thursday prior to the week of shipping your order. 

• This is a one-time purchase that will automatically renew after the prepaid period. You will be notified via email and will have the opportunity to cancel before the autorenew happens.

Shipping

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

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

1. March 13th, 2023

2. July 10th, 2023

3. November 13th, 2023

4. December 11th, 2023

• Please visit our shipping policy page for additional questions.

Allergies

Please fill in your allergies so we can be sure to sub a cheese if needed.

Downloadable Gift Card

Need a gift card you can email or print?

We got you! Download this gift card and share with the lucky gift recipient! The size of the card is 5.5 inches by 4.5 inches so it can be formatted on a full-sized printer paper, or can be formatted to print double-sided!

What Is 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 community 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 industrial food system, committing to these core values requires long hours of hard work and strict attention to detail.


Our quarterly subscription directly supports American artisan cheesemakers and the strengthening and 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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