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.

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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

January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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

May

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

June

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

July

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

August

Summer Breeze

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

September

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

October

Gourmet Harvest

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

November

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

December

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

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: 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.

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.