Saxelby's Connoisseur's Club is for the true curd nerd who seeks the most special and exciting products! Four times a year, we'll ship a curated selection of cheese designed to illuminate the wonderful, seasonal world of cheese! You’ll get the absolute best each season has to offer, in a way that provides a deep dive into different aspects of cheesemaking. Delivered four times annually: In February, May, August, and November. On average, each box contains 1.5 pounds of cheese.
Fall: Cheese as it Ages- Affinage, the art of aging cheese, is one of the most magical parts of the cheesemaking process. Everyone knows age is paramount in winemaking, and the world of cheese is no different. Many cheesemakers offer different age profiles of their cheeses, and in this Connoisseur’s Club shipment, you get to taste them side by side, to see how their flavors develop, change, and intensify. Shipping the week of November 13th. Your November 2023 Connoisseur’s Club shipment includes:
Rupert - Dense, fruity, and butterscotchy, Rupert is nutty and Gruyere-esque. Aged for 9 months.
Rupert Reserve - Aged 12 months longer than Rupert, Rupert Reserve develops a sharp, barnyardy funk that can’t be found in the younger iteration!
Finger Lakes Gold - Milky and bright goat’s milk gouda from Lively Run Dairy. Aged for 3 months.
Finger Lakes Gold Reserve - Aged for 10 months, these refined wheels are musky and malty with a slightly crystalline bite.
Pleasant Ridge Reserve - This grass-fed cheese is hearty and toasty, somewhere between a gouda and a cheddar. Aged for about 6 months.
Pleasant Ridge Reserve Extra Aged - Pineapple-y, meaty, and intense. Aged for at least 12 months.
This month’s shipment includes 6 x 6oz pieces of cheese, for you to taste, savor, and compare.
Winter: Fireside Cheeses- The snowy depths of winter are some of the most wonderful times to enjoy cheese. Gooey and rich, raclette and bark-wrapped bloomy wheels draw friends and family together like nothing else! This shipment will make you feel warm and cozy before it even hits your doorstep. Shipping in February, date and selection TBD.
Spring: Cheese is in the Air-Spring is in the air and so are light and airy cheeses! The Spring Connoisseur’s Club selection celebrates the best the cool, yet warm, spring breezes have to offer: fatty, protein-filled goat’s milk that gives way to fluffy and delectable bloomy rind cheeses, and dippable, spreadable, crave-able fresh cheeses that are perfect for turn-of-the-season indulgence. When the air starts to get warmer, cows, goats, and sheep have their young, so their milk is extra jam-packed with the nutrients their babies need. It’s a big win for their little guys, but also a big win for cheese! Not to mention the very start of the animals returning to pasture to graze on their favorite grasses and herbs. Shipping in May, date and selection TBD.
Summer: Product of the Pasture- In the springtime, cows, goats, and sheep can once again graze on fresh pasture. Then in the summer, seasonal cheeses made from this pasture-fed milk are finished aging and available to the public! Pasture-fed milk is truly special, so special that some dairies, Meadow Creek for example, only make cheese when their animals are on pasture. Nutrients from the fresh grass, and other meadow plants in the pasture, give body and nuance to cheese that can’t be found anywhere else. Your summer Connoisseur’s Club shipment will feature two noteworthy, seasonally available, pasture-fed cheeses, plus two fun additions that we’re super excited about right now. Shipping in August, date and selection TBD.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFO:
The cost of shipping is included in the cost of the club.
Orders placed before Monday 11/13 will receive the Winter shipment the week of November 13th.
Orders placed after Monday 11/13 will receive the Winter shipment in February.