What is Cheese of the Month?
Fromagination’s Cheese of the Month subscription program sends wonderful, Wisconsin artisan cheeses (and some others) to your doorstep each month.
Cheeses: Nearly every month, we send the recipient half a pound (.5 lbs.) of three selected Wisconsin cheeses, for a total of 1.5 lbs. of delicious delivery. During some months we also include outstanding foreign cheeses…and certain months may include only two that equal 1.5 lbs. Prior to the first shipment, our cheesemonger will contact each recipient to ensure that her/his preferences (“I don’t like swiss cheese.”) or dietary restrictions (“I don’t eat animal rennet.”) are observed.
Pairings: Along with the cheeses, we also send an assortment of other food items that give the artisan cheeses a flavor “companion,” such as preserves, crackers, dried fruits or nuts.
A Subscription Makes a Great Gift!
Fromagination’s Cheese of the Month subscription program gives you the opportunity to send a lovely – and delicious – on-going gift for up to 12 months.
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With a choice of a three-, six- or twelve-month subscription, the Cheese of the Month is a flexible gift…both for your wallet and for your gift recipients. If they need to be out of town and postpone a shipment, or if they want to skip a selection due to cheese preferences, we will arrange it!
We send each gift recipient a “Welcome to Cheese of the Month” letter prior to sending their first shipment. As usual, we will also include a gift card with a message from you in that first shipment, too.
2019 Cheese of the Month Selections
The Post-Holiday Blues
Barneveld Blue – Hook’s Cheese, Mineral Point, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Buttermilk Blue – Roth Cheese, Monroe, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Stilton – Colston Bassett Dairy, Harby Lane, Nottinghamshire, England – 1/2 pound
Companion: Dried Mission figs – 2 ounce bag
Soft (Dairy) Hearts
Bent River Camembert – Alemar Cheese, Mankato, Minnesota – 1/2 pound
Little Lucy Brie – Redhead Creamery, Brooten, Minnesota – 1/2 pound
Monroe – Roth Cheese, Monroe, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Companion: Fig & Black Tea Preserves, Quince & Apple – 1.5 ounce jar
Cheese Less Traveled
Cupola – Red Barn Family Farms, Appleton, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Kunik – Nettle Meadow Farms, Warrensburg, New York – 1/2 pound
Quadrello di Bufala – Caseficio Quattro Portoni, Lombardy, Italy – 1/2 pound
Companion: Wisconsin Natural Acres Honey – 3 ounce jar
Buds of April
Dunbarton Blue – Roelli Cheese Haus, Schullsburg, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Private Reserve – Roth Cheese, Monroe, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Truffle Tremor – Cypress Grove Chevre, Arcata, California – 1/2 pound
Companion: Dried Turkish apricots – 2 ounce bag
Sheep, Goat, Mountain
Bad Axe – Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Evalon – LaClare Family Creamery, Malone, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Little Mountain – Roelli Cheese Haus, Schullsburg, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Companion: Effie’s Oat Cakes – 7.2 ounce box
Dairy Month Mix
Belaire – Hoard’s Dairyman, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
GranQueso – Roth Cheese, Monroe, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Original Blue – Hook’s Cheese, Mineral Point, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Companion: Peach & Chamomile Preserves, Quince & Apple – 1.5 ounce jar
Back Porch Picnic
Haus Select – Roelli Cheese Haus, Schullsburg, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Porto Duet – Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Saxony – Saxon Creamery, Cleveland, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Companion: Treat Spiced Almonds – 3.5 ounce bag
Casa Bolo Melange – Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Holey Cow – Central Coast Creamery, Paso Robles, California – 1/2 pound
Red Rock – Roelli Cheese Haus, Schullsburg Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Companion: Rosemary & OO Flatbread, Rustic Bakery – 3 ounces
Days Grow Short
Pecora Nocciola – Landmark Creamery, Albany, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Point Reyes Original Blue – Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Point Reyes Station, California – 1/2 pound
Sakatah – Alemar Cheese, Mankato, Minnesota – 1/2 pound
Companion: Raspberry Rose preserves, Quince & Apple, 1.5 ounce jar
Ewe Calf To Be Kidding – Hook’s Cheese, Mineral Point, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Gjetost – Ski Queen, Norway – 1/2 pound
Big Ed’s Smokehouse Gouda – Saxon Creamery, Cleveland, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Companion: Pistachio Cherry Cookies, Lark Foods – 3.2 ounce bag
Thanks, with Cheese
Big Sky Grana – Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Piper’s Pyramid – Capriole Creamery, Greenville, Indiana – 1/2 pound
Roquefort – Gabriel Coulet, Aveyron, France – 1/2 pound
Companion: Fromagination Cranberry Relish, 1.5 ounce jar
Holly Jolly Time
Buttermilk Blue Affinee – Roth Cheese, Monroe, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Ewephoria – (collective producer), the Netherlands – 1/2 pound
Snowfields – Saxon Creamery, Cleveland, Wisconsin – 1/2 pound
Companion: Venezuela Porcelana 70% dark chocolate, Wm. Chocolate – 2 ounce bar
2019 Cheese of the Month Selections (printable PDF)
Cheese of the Month – The Details
New Cheese of the Month subscriptions begin the next calendar month following the purchase, i.e., if you order in January, the recipient will receive her/his first shipment in February. Cheeses are shipped the second Monday of every month. Because the Cheese of the Month is perishable, recipients may delay delivery due to vacation or other circumstances by contacting Fromagination to make other arrangements.
Shipping vs. Pick-Up
Shipping costs: Shipping is free for the Cheese of the Month program!
Local pick-up: If the recipient lives in the Madison, Wisconsin area, she/he may pick up the cheese each month at Fromagination.
Due to seasonal availability and occasional limits on supplies of our cheeses, Fromagination may sometimes substitute items within monthly selections. We always prepare Cheese of the Month deliveries with alternative ingredients of equal type, and equal or greater quality.
Cheese of the Month selections may not be altered for customers; however, customer can request to skip a month and begin shipments again the next month.
Weight of the Cheese
To ensure quality, all cheese is cut to order. Cutting cheese is an art, not a science. We do our very best to cut Cheese of the Month selections as accurately as possible, however, some selections may occasionally vary slightly from advertised weights.
Cheese of the Month recipients who wish to request reimbursement for, or re-shipment of, a Cheese of the Month delivery due to a Fromagination error must do so within 30 days of the scheduled delivery.
Fromagination is not responsible for problems with any Cheese of the Month order that has not been reported within 30 days of shipment.
With advance notice, Cheese of the Month recipients may skip or postpone monthly deliveries due to travel, or cheese preferences. Please contact us if you wish to skip a month, or hold an order until later.
However, the Cheese of the Month ship date – the second Monday of each month – doesn’t change. For example, if you wish to receive your May shipment in June, both shipments will still be sent the second Monday in June.