A subscription to make you – and mice – drool
The Monthly Cheese Club box brings you a selection of five different cheeses every month – a treat for your taste buds.
Most people don’t know that a SpaceX craft launched in 2010 was carrying a secret payload: a wheel of cheese. The cheese flew into space and returned safely to Earth. Why was it taken aboard? The answer is simple: for a laugh.
A UK family business that truly knows cheese, The Cheese Society delights its subscribers with a monthly box of five selected cheeses.
»If you like Monty Python, you’ll love the secret«, said billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, commenting on the unusual passenger aboard the craft. The cheese was chosen as a homage to the British comedy group and their famous Cheese Shop sketch about a cheese shop that has no cheese whatsoever, but it does at least have an annoying bouzouki player.
The Cheese Society, a family business based in Lincoln, UK is a different story: they don’t have an annoying bouzouki player, but they definitely have cheese. Cheese and even cheese subscriptions.
Their Monthly Cheese Club is aimed at subscribers in the UK. Following the life per month principle, they are pampered with a variety of cheeses, carefully selected every month by Kate O’Meara, the mind behind the subscription, who is also the founder of the Cheese Society shop and café.
For every package, she selects and prepares five pieces weighing between 900 and 1000 grams. Never chosen randomly, she always makes sure that they are all matured differently and possess a different level of flavour intensity. The most commonly included are blue cheese, well-matured hard cheese, most likely goat and young soft cheese, and she will also add a very unique and special cheese as well.
A cheese subscription is more than just a treat for your taste buds. With the help of the subscription curators, you will eventually become a true expert.
None of the cheeses are matured industrially; they are produced at nearby farms or in remote parts of continental Europe.
It is highly likely that cheeses such as cornish kern, fourmette de croix de chazelle, petit pave du gois, meule des alpes and gjetost will be a complete novelty to you and you may even struggle to pronounce their names. However, it certainly won’t dampen your enthusiasm for a gourmet adventure. There is so much pleasure to be found on a simple cheese board!
However, The Cheese Society doesn’t want to leave you in the dark. Wrapped in biodegradable waxed paper, each cheese comes with an informative tasting note. You will soon progress from someone who merely enjoys cheese, to a proper cheese connoisseur.
The description includes information on the age, origin, and variety of the cheese, the region where it is made, the strength of its flavour, whether it is pasteurised, and which animal it comes from.
The longer your subscription, the cheaper the Monthly Cheese Club box is, ending at £34 per box.
You can decide on the frequency of deliveries depending on how quickly you tend to run out of cheese. If you choose the one-off option, the Monthly Cheese Club box comes in at £38.
The longer the subscription, the cheaper the monthly boxes are: three boxes cost a total of £111, while an annual subscription with a dozen monthly boxes will set you back £408, which means that each box costs £34.
The Cheese Society promises that while all cheeses you receive will be delicious, you will seriously fall in love with at least one of them. Just make sure it doesn’t catch the attention of a mouse that might tell its critter friends.
Meanwhile, you can keep your friends in mind by treating them to a gift subscription. They are sure to enjoy it just as much as you.