Our popular subscription program
Cheese of the Month – The Overview
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.
Types of Cheese
Most Cheese of the Month selections are made up of Wisconsin cheeses, but we occasionally include outstanding out-of-state or foreign cheeses.
Each monthly delivery includes a cheese “companion,” such as preserves, crackers, dried fruits or nuts…mostly locally produced…to eat with the cheeses.
It’s a Great Gift!
Cheese of the Month gives you the opportunity to send a lovely – and delicious – on-going gift for up to 12 months. Or you can just buy one for yourself.
3, 6 or 12 Months
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!
Prior to the first shipment, we will contact the purchaser to confirm shipping information, contact information, and dietary restrictions. We will happily substitute!
Welcome to New Subscribers
We send each new subscriber a “Welcome to Cheese of the Month” letter in their first shipment. As usual, we will also include a gift card with a message from you in that first shipment, too.
Cyber Monday Deal
Cyber Monday COTM purchases will be honored starting in January. However, we will send you a pdf of the Welcome Letter to be presented to your recipient for any gift exchange.
2022 Cheese of the Month Themes
Swiss-inspired Wisconsin cheeses
A “Minnesota Nice” collection
Irish-inspired Wisconsin cheeses
Italian-inspired Wisconsin cheese
Cheeses made by Wisconsin female cheesemakers
A Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker collection
Classic Wisconsin artisan cheeses
Wisconsin Cheddar cheeses
Spicy cheeses from Wisconsin
A Thanksgiving cheese board collection
Holiday favorite cheeses
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 12-month Cheese of the Month subscription. One-time shipping costs are charged for 3 and 6-month subscriptions.
Local pick-up: If the recipient lives in the Madison, Wisconsin area, they may pick up the cheese each month at the Fromagination shop.
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
Oftentimes, you will receive cheese that 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.
If you decide to skip a month, we will just add the month onto the end of your subscription. For example, if your last box is scheduled for December but you skipped a month, you will receive your last one in January!