It was inevitable really. Being such a fangirl of fromage it was really only a matter of time before I discovered that a cheese subscription service was actually a thing.
Yup – last week I gave a stranger on the internet my address in order to have a fridge full of cheese. I can’t work out if this is peak adulting for me or the beginning of the end for my arteries, but either way it’s been a lovely experience. It’s also been something that you lot following me over on social media asked a lot about. You wanted to know how it all works and what you get for the dosh, so today’s post is for you.
So firstly, why did I decide this was a good idea? While some girls sign up to get monthly deliveries of skincare, this lass gets her kicks eating a stinky Stilton. I actually have thought about trying one of these cheese subscription services before, but truth be told they’re not all that cheap and, despite being married, I’m not actually a huge fan of long term financial commitment. But I do enjoy spending my money on posh cheese, often buying lovely morsels from the likes of Anderson & Hill in Great Western Arcade or enjoying in a bar like Arch 13 with a glass (or five) of wine. I decided to try a cheese delivery partly because I’m inquisitive to see how it all works and partly because I’m a greedy git.
I found The Cheese Geek in about 15 seconds by Googling ‘cheese subscriptions’ – I know, right.. crazy. I actually had a brief look at others but these guys seemed to offer good value for money, variety and it looked like a sleek operation. GQ apparently also called them the ‘Netflix of Fromage’ which is so ridiculous I sort of liked it. When choosing your subscription you can pick rolling or gift, depending if you want a one off or regular delivery. They range in price and sub length, and include different things – I went for The Lionel (£35). I could explain how the next part works but this snippet from their website does it without the waffle.
Postage is included (another bonus) and swift, with plenty of helpful contact between ordering and delivery. The cheese comes well packaged in a box filled with cooling pouches and shredded paper to ensure they’re all in tip top condition. Each cheese is then wrapped in branded paper with a numbered sticker for referencing against the tasting notes card.
My selection included Wyfe of Bath, Wigmore and Burts Blue – you cant specify what cheeses you get but you can say if you don’t want goats or blue. You’d be wrong, obviously, but that’s your call. I enjoyed my first selection, with enough for about 4 people I’d say, maybe 8 if it’s an end of meal sharing situation.
I like this set up – you can tailor it to your needs, delivery is included and there’s value for money in the quality and quantity, in my opinion. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a message on social.
Happy cheese chomping.