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.
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 the week of August 14. This season-driven shipment includes:
Grayson - Made by the aforementioned Meadow Creek Dairy, Grayson represents the epitome of seasonal dairying. Becoming available early every summer, it’s pudgy, fudgy, gooey, and grassy. A classic for a reason.
Goat Tomme - Our late summer wheels of this complex cheese from Twig Farm are made from delicious spring milk. Semi-firm, musky, and acidic.
Block House - a super limited research & development cheddar from Jasper Hill. Made with milk from Jasper Hill’s own cows, this cheese has notes of toasted nuts and a hint of caramelly sweetness. Taste what they’ve been working on!
Honey Bell - The moment we tasted this bloomy, lactic, chamomile enrobed cheese, we knew we had to carry it! Valley Milkhouse is a wonderful creamery in Southeastern Pennsylvania that we’ve recently had the pleasure of starting a relationship with. Keep an eye out for more of their cheeses on our site!
Fall: Cheese as it Ages- Affinage, the art of aging cheese, is one of the most magical parts of the cheesemaking process. Many cheesemakers offer different age profiles of their cheeses, and in this Connoisseur’s Club shipment, you get to taste them side by side! Shipping in November, date and selection TBD.
Winter: The Most Exciting Cheeses to Enjoy by the Fire- 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.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFO:
The cost of shipping is included in the cost of the club.
Orders placed before Monday 8/14 will receive the Summer shipment the week of August 14th.
Orders placed after Monday 8/14 will receive the Fall shipment in November.