Cheese of the Month

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.

3 – 6 – 12

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

January

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

February

Be My…Fromage

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

March

Roelli Alpine-Style

Raclette, Roelli Cheese – 3/4 pound

Little Mountain, Roelli Cheese – 3/4 pound

Companion: Fromagination Cranberry Relish – 1.5 ounce jar

April

Blooming Tastebuds

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

May

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

June

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

July

High Summer

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

August

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

September

Fall Flavors

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

October

Wisconsin Harvest

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

November

Gratitude…with Attitude

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

December

Winter Holidays

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

Delivery

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.

Substitutions

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.

30-Day Limit

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.

Schedule Changes

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.