Cheese of the Month

Our popular subscription program

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Free shipping     |     New “mini” version available for half-price!

New Cheese of the Month Subscriptions Start Date

All Cheese of the Month subscriptions are sent out the month after purchase. We send out the second week of the month!

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.

Subscription Sizes

Choose from a full or mini subscription: A full subscription contains three 1/2-pound cuts of cheese each month for a total of 1.5 pounds of cheese.  A mini subscription contains three 1/4-pound cuts of cheese each month for a total of 3/4 pound of cheese.

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.

Companions

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!

Fit Your Wallet…or Refrigerator

And because subscriptions come in both “full” and “mini” (half-portion) sizes, you can choose a monthly amount of cheese that fits your appetite, wallet or refrigerator. Mini subscriptions are an ideal way to introduce artisan cheese to family members or friends who may be unfamiliar with them.

Getting Started

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.

2021 Cheese of the Month Subscription Themes

January

Cave-aged alpine cheeses

February

Wisconsin aged Cheddars

March

Award-winning women cheesemakers

April

Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers collection

May

Grass-fed, raw milk cheeses

June

Wisconsin cheesemaker experiments

July

U.S. goat milk cheeses

August

Cheeses from Italy, Spain and France

September

ACS Best-in-Show  cheeses

October

U.S. sheep milk cheeses

November

A cheese collection for Thanksgiving

December

Holiday mixed-milk cheeses

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.

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!