We all love to get things in the mail, especially delicious things that are tailored uniquely to our taste. I’ve been a fan of Bright Cellars and their personalized wine program for several months now (you can read my review here), so I was very excited to learn that they’ve recently launched a customized Bright Cellars cheese experience in addition to their wine deliveries.
Bright Cellars Cheese Experience – Getting Started
The Bright Cellars cheese experience works much like the wine experience. You start out by taking a quiz that matches you with cheeses you’ll love. Each delivery contains four unique, specialty cheeses, most from the cheese headquarters of the world, Wisconsin.
Packaging and Delivery
A lot of care goes into the packaging to make sure the cheese remains fresh until you are able to unpack it. Our delivery arrived in the midst of a family visit, so I was worried I hadn’t picked it up in time. Fortunately, everything was wrapped up in a refrigerated box and kept fresh to accommodate a busy schedule.
Although each shipment is unique, here’s a rundown of what we received:
Sartori Bellavitano Gold – A hard cow’s milk cheese with rich, creamy and nutty characteristics.
Flying Buffalo Buffalo Wing Jack – A mild, creamy Jack cheese infused with buffalo sauce.
Carr Valley Creama Kasa – A soft, spreadable triple-cream cheese.
Miavorno Cranberry White Cheddar – A creamy, slightly sweet cheese filled with dried cranberries.
I was impressed by the size of each individual cheese and couldn’t wait to share them with my family for a taste test.
We prepared in advance by grabbing a bunch of cheese vehicles (crusty Italian bread and crackers) as well as meat, fruits and veggies and hummus for a truly loaded cheese plate. This ended up being our dinner the last night my parents were in town, and we loved sitting together at our dining table creating different combinations with the different cheeses and accompaniments.
Almost everyone agreed that the Bellavitano Gold and Creama Kasa cheeses were among the favorites. The Bellavitano Gold was delicious on a cracker with a slice of Genoa salami, while the Creama Kasa was wonderful with crusty bread and a bit of fig jam. The Cranberry White Cheddar and Buffalo Wing Jack were tasty as well, but weren’t as well suited for our cheese plate.
Tom found later success with the Buffalo Jack by having it on a toasted sandwich with the leftover salami and some red peppers. The last of the Cranberry White Cheddar just may be used for a twist on beer cheese soup or on a sandwich with baked pears.
Each cheese comes with an information card that provides suggested food and wine pairings to help you make the most of your delivery. It’s always fun to bend the rules a bit as well to find your own perfect combinations. Go wild!
Once you’ve tried all your cheese, be sure to rate them online so that future shipments are even more customized to your tastes. If you’re unhappy with any of your cheeses, let Bright Cellars know and they’ll help you select a free replacement cheese in your next month’s experience.
Get Your Own Customized Experience (at Half Price)
The Bright Cellars Cheese Experience is perfect for those who love to host dinner parties or create lavish meals with high quality ingredients. Bright Cellars cheeses are selected from over 900 known cheeses of the world, so you’ll never get bored. A Bright Cellars cheese box would also make a great holiday gift for the cheese lover in your life. Use this link to get 50% off your first order!
I received a complimentary Bright Cellars delivery in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own.