Cheesy Place Cheese of the Month Club Review - January 2017 - Canadian Cheese Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
  
What is it? Cheesy Place Cheese of the Month Club 
How Much? $69.70/month recurring. Save with 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions. Shipping extra, calculated based on location. Priced in Canadian dollars. 
What’s in it? 3 hand-selected, perfectly aged artisan cheese, totalling at least 700g, plus 1-3 extras. 

Cheesy Place is an online gourmet food and cheese shop based in Ontario. Cheesy Place ships the finest quality artisan cheese direct to your door, anywhere in Canada. Along with a gourmet shop and cheese sampler packs, Cheesy Place also offers a Cheese of the Month Club. With your subscription, you will receive three artisan cheese per month, totalling at least 700 grams, along with 1-3 extra items. The extras could be more cheese, crackers, condiments, or other gourmet foodie items. The cheeses will vary each month throughout the year, so it is a perfect way for people to try new and interesting cheeses you might not have discovered on your own.
At the beginning of every month, our cheese experts will pick three perfectly ripe, hand-crafted, artisan cheeses. These are cheeses like you've never tasted before. Carefully aged, small batch varieties from local and international farmhouse producers.

There are a few subscription options and they are all completely flexible. 
  • $74.95 for a one time purchase box. No obligation.
  • $69.70 per box for recurring subscription sent every month, every second month, or every third month. Your choice! Modify your shipping schedule or cancel your account anytime.
  • Big savings on 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions. These terms are not pre-paid, rather fees are billed on 25th of each month. Term subscriptions do not auto-renew. Modify your shipping schedule anytime online. On a 12-month term, the box is only $67.95 per month!

Shipping is extra and is charged based on location. If you live in an apartment building, be sure to read their shipping policy before signing up.  The cheeses are vacuum sealed and packed in insulated packaging with freeze packs. The aim is to have the boxes arrive in 3 days or less so the cheeses stay fresh and don't spoil. I will warn that shipping is not cheap. For shipping  to the Lower Mainland of BC, it costs $24 for Purolator. Unfortunately the cost is necessary to ensure fast delivery so the products arrive cold and fresh. Food safety is the main concern.

Each box includes a sheet detailing the cheese selections. It also offers tasting notes and pairing suggestions.

Your first box will also include a pamphlet with tips on handling, storing, and serving your cheese.

Four cheeses this month! The cheese are first wrapped in breathable cheese paper, vacuum sealed in plastic, and finally wrapped in kraft paper.

Let's start with the bonus products this month:

Appleflats Crab Apple Jelly from Ontario
This jelly is made from organic crab apples. They taste sweet at first then end with a sour zest.

Elki Water Crackers 
These crackers are perfect for cheese. They are light and crisp.

Brie
There was no information on this brie wedge, but I can tell you it was delicious. Creamy and smooth.

Now for the January cheese selections:

Fromagerie 1860 Du Village - Pleine Lune
Pleine Lune is a soft pasturized cow's milk cheese made in Quebec. The rind is coated in ash, which adds balance to the creamy interior and helps bring out the flavours of fresh cream. This one was a real treat.

La Mancha - Cabra Romero 
Cabra Romero is a traditional Spanish cheese made from pasteurized goat's milk and coated in dried rosemary. It's aged a minimum of 4 months in Spain, and for several month's more in-house. I don't typically like goat milk cheese, but this hard version was so different than the ripe goat cheese I'm used to. The rosemary flavour penetrated every bite, but the cheese itself was mild.

Stonetown Arisan Cheese - Wildwood
Wildwood is a hard cheese made from unpasturized cow's milk. It has been aged 6 months and has a complex flavour and rich texture. Cheesyplace says it has elements of Gruyere, which is totally true.

1 - Wildwood
2 - Brie
3 - Pleine Lune
4 - Cabra Romero

The January Cheesy Place Cheese of the Month box included four cheeses, plus crackers and jelly. It's impossible to put a retail value on this box, but I'm confident it's worth the monthly purchase price. Cheese of this quality is pricey and hard to find. Cheesyplace.com makes it easy by sending the best cheeses straight to your door, along with accompaniments and tasting and pairing notes. I shared these cheeses with my co-workers and they were very impressed. Everyone liked the Pleine Lune the best. The Cabra Romero was a close second. I was surmised by how much I enjoyed a goat's milk cheese!

Interested in trying Cheesy Place? You can save 10% off the first month of any 3, 6, or 12 month term. Enter code CDNBOX2017 at checkout. Valid for new subscribers only. Code expires March 31, 2017. The next box ships February 6th, so sign up soon!

Click here to check out the Cheesy Place Cheese Club.



Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

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