Formaggio Kitchen has curated an exclusive selection of cheeses since 1978. During that time we have worked hard to cultivate relationships with artisans around the globe in order to highlight their products in our shops. We consider ourselves caretakers and storytellers - we're here to honor the hard work that goes into creating these products and spread the word about what makes them so special.
We've launched Voyage Fromage: A Cheese Membership and Experience to give you the exclusive opportunity to travel the globe with us and learn all about the vast world of cheese, every first full week of the month. By becoming a member, you'll take a journey through culture and chemistry. You’ll learn about regional differences in cheese production and be able to taste in real time how they influence the final product. Whether you're already a cheese professional or just an enthusiast, our membership has something for everyone.
Here's what's included in your monthly shipment, every first full week of the month:
- 1 Opinel carbon steel knife (included in your first shipment)
- A cheese notebook from 33 Books (included in your first shipment)
- 4 different cheeses cut to order and chosen according to an overarching theme, usually 1/3lb each but may differ depending on theme
- Artisan crackers
- A unique condiment to further complement the cheese selection
- A write-up about the cheeses
- Access to our renowned cheesemongers’ expertise in the form of live virtual learning events and videos to compliment each month's selection
- Free shipping on each month's shipment
- Free shipping for any items added onto the monthly subscription*
- Direct access to our team of cheesemongers, ready to answer any cheese question that you may have
- Special surprises and bonuses for our long term subscribers
*Hoping to add other artisan treats to your monthly subscription? Members will receive a unique code each month providing free shipping for any items added onto the monthly subscription
Caring for Your Cheese
How much cheese should I buy?
We advise buying small quantities more frequently to avoid long term storage because the complex flavors and aromas of good cheese will change and degrade over time. For appetizer quantities and not much left over, we suggest 1/4 lb per person. For larger servings or if you'd like some left overs, we suggest a full 1/2 lb per person.
How should I serve my cheese?
You can serve any number of cheeses: a single magnificent chèvre or a large selection celebrating the diversity of aromas, flavors and textures found in various traditions around the world. Choose what you like and what you expect your audience will enjoy. We usually go for a selection of three to four cheeses with various milk types, textures and flavors.
Take your cheese out of the refrigerator an hour or so before serving. Just before serving, unwrap each cheese and scrape the cut surface with a knife edge to remove a thin layer. If you notice dried out parts or mold on the face of the cheese, cut it away.
Can I eat the rind?
Most cheeses have rinds and most rinds are edible. If you don’t like the taste or texture, cut it off.
What do I do about the mold on my cheese?
Cheese stored for some time may grow exterior molds. Typical molds will be white or blue-green but you can sometimes come across yellow or gray. Most of the time, you can refresh the cheese by cutting away those affected areas. The cheese underneath will be fine.
How do I store my cheese?
Store in a higher humidity area of your refrigerator - likely an enclosed spot which allows for limited airflow rather than constant drafts.
How do I wrap my cheese?
Use a clean wrap of the cheese paper, or, in a pinch use parchment (for softer cheeses) or aluminum foil (for firm to hard cheeses).
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