The Signature Box comes with three-½ pound cuts of cheese along with an artisan cracker and a small batch accompaniment such as a jam, spread or charcuterie - all of which is carefully selected for you from the world's very best producers. FREE SHIPPING.
In 2010, Mark and Amy Spitznagel purchased a 100-year-old cherry orchard in northern Michigan and turned it into a Certified Humane® goat farm. There, they are combining traditional French cheesemaking practices with modern technology. Award-winning Mont Idyll is inspired by the traditional Valençay cheese from the Loire Valley of France and was named a “Best Artisanal Cheese” by Food & Wine Magazine. Mont Idyll's soft-ripened rind is delicately sprinkled with vegetable ash, and its interior is fluffy and smooth when young. As the cheese ages, a cream line develops, and the center becomes denser. The flavors are bright with hints of, lemon and grass.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Idyll Farms
Place: Northport, MI USA
Milk Type: Goat
Age: 12-21 days
Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, or Chenin Blanc. Dry hard cider
Catherine Mead produces Cornish Yarg at Lynher Dairies Cheese Co. in southwestern England. Its defining characteristic is its beautiful rind which is covered in nettles that are foraged, soaked to remove the sting, and then hand applied to the outside of the cheese. As the cheese matures, a variety of molds grow through the leaves to form a thin and earthy-tasting rind. The rind is completely edible. Cornish Yarg's flavors are clean and milky, with delicate notes of mushrooms and earth.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Lynher Daries Cheese Co.
Place: West Cornwall, England
Milk Type: Cow
Age: 4-5 weeks
Pairing: Chardonnay (Burgundy). English pale ale.
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Cheesemaker Andy Hatch only makes Pleasant Ridge Reserve from milk produced when his cows have been out on pasture, giving the milk and cheese a rich, golden color and grassy flavor that tastes of summer. Andy only makes cheese on days when the pasture conditions are ideal to ensure the quality of the cheese. The farm incorporates rotational grazing by creating 20 separate pastures on their 244-acre farm in southern Wisconsin. The recipe for Pleasant Ridge Reserve is similar to the French Alpine classic Beaufort and yields cheese with deep savory flavor. We can taste sweet salted caramel, grass, and a mile long fruity finish. Pleasant Ridge is the most-awarded cheese in American history, having won Best of Show in the American Cheese Society’s annual competition three times (2001, 2005 and 2010)
Farm/Producer/Importer: Uplands Cheese / Andy Hatch
Place: Dodgeville, WI USA
Milk Type: Raw Cow
Age: 9-10 months
Pairing: Syrah or Chardonnay. Belgian Witbier
Red Bee Wildflower Honey
Inspired by a taste of honey from her next-door neighbors hive, honey sommelier Marina Marchese changed her career path to become a honey expert. She founded her company Red Bee in Weston, CT. Marina is the author of two books, Honeybee: Lessons from An Accidental Beekeeper and the co-author with Kim Flottum (editor of Bee Culture Magazine) of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey. She is a Member of the Italian Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey.
Castelton Crackers Sesame Graham
Made in VT by our friend Whitney Lamy, Castleton Crackers are perfect for spreading with your favorite cheese. These hand rolled and hand cracked crackers are simple and buttery and pair well with all cheeses. Sesame Graham are slightly sweet and salty.