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.
2018 Cheese of the Month Selections
Resolution: Love Cheese More
Chandoka, LaClare Family Creamery – 1/2 pound
Ocooch Mountain, Hidden Springs – 1/2 pound
Smoked Blue cheese, North Hendren Dairy Coop – 1/2 pound
Companion: Apple Crisps, Potter’s Crackers – 6 ounce box
Little Lucy Brie, Redhead Creamery – 1/2 pound
Marieke Smoked Gouda, Holland’s Family Cheese – 1/2 pound
Blue Paradise, Hook’s Cheese – 1/2 pound
Companion: Raspberry Rose Preserves, Quince & Apple – 1.5 ounce jar
Raclette, Roelli Cheese – 3/4 pound
Little Mountain, Roelli Cheese – 3/4 pound
Companion: Fromagination Cranberry Relish – 1.5 ounce jar
Mobay, Carr Valley Cheese – 1/2 pound
Dunbarton Blue, Roelli Cheese – 1/2 pound
BellaVitano Black Pepper, Sartori – 1/2 pound
Companion: Six Seed Cracker, Potter’s Crackers – 5 ounce box
The Sheep & The Goat
Pecora Nocciola, Landmark Creamery – 3/4 pound
Evalon, LaClare Family Creamery – 3/4 pound
Companion: Carmelized Onion Crisps, Potter’s Crackers – 6 ounce box
Dairy (with Cherry) Month
Bandaged Cheddar, Bleu Mont Dairy – 1/2 pound
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Uplands Cheese – 1/2 pound
Marieke Foenugreek Gouda, Holland’s Family Cheese – 1/2 pound
Companion: Tart Cherry and White Tea Preserves, Quince & Apple – 1.5 ounce jar
Five-Year Aged Cheddar, Hook’s Cheese – 1/2 pound
Anabasque, Landmark Creamery – 1/2 pound
Siracha Gouda, Roth Cheese – 1/2 pound
Companion: Basil Pesto Crackers, Potter’s Crackers – 5 ounce box
A Farmer’s Bounty
Bread Cheese, Carr Valley Cheese – 1/2 pound
Vintage Van Gogh, Roth Cheese – 1/2 pound
Marieke Bacon Gouda, Holland’s Family Cheese – 1/2 pound
Companion: B&E’s Trees Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup
Grand Cru Surchoix, Roth Cheese – 1/2 pound
Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar, Carr Valley Cheese – 1/2 pound
Good Thunder, Alamar Cheese – 1/2 pound
Companion: Spiced Pecans, Treat Bake Shop
BellaVitano Merlot, Sartori – 1/2 pound
Three Pepper Gouda, Roth Cheese – 1/2 pound
Triple Play Extra Innings, Hook’s Cheese – 1/2 pound
Companion: Honey, Wisconsin Natural Acres’ Honey
Aged Gouda, Holland’s Family Farm – 1/2 pound
Coupole, Vermont Creamery – 1/2 pound
Stilton, Colston Bassett – 1/2 pound
Companion: Wisconsin dried cranberries
Rush Creek Reserve, Uplands Cheese – 14 ounces
…and a holiday surprise
Companion: Fig and Black Tea Preserves, Quince & Apple – 1.5 ounce jar
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: 12-month subscribers pay no shipping costs – a discount of $240! Subscribers for 6 months pay half-price for shipping & handling, $60; 3-month subscribers pay $40.
Local pick-up: If the recipient lives in the Madison, Wisconsin area, she/he may pick up the cheese each month at Fromagination…thereby saving any shipping costs that would otherwise apply.
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.