Bright Cellars Cheese Box Review + Coupon – November 2016
Since Bright Cellars in based in Milwaukee, they specialize in cheese from Wisconsin.
When you sign up for a membership, you take a “taste palate quiz” to determine your unique taste profile. Your monthly cheeses are then picked for you based on your quiz answers.
If you’re ever sent a cheese you don’t love, the Bright Cellars Concierge will help you select a free replacement that will ship with your next box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Bright Cellars Monthly Cheese Club
The Cost: $55 + $9 shipping
New Coupon: Save 50% off your first box! No code required, just use this link!
The Products: 4 kinds of cheese picked to match your unique taste profile.
Ships to: US
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Each cheese comes with its own info card.
I also received a print with a little information about Bright Cellars’ selection process.
Miavorno 2 Year Old White Wisconsin Cheddar (7 oz) – Value $8?
My first cheese match-up is a 2-year-old white Wisconsin cheddar. (I couldn’t find this cheese or the next one online, so I’ve estimated the prices based on similar products.) It’s smooth and creamy, and the flavor has just a touch of sharpness. I tend to prefer my cheddar really sharp, so this is maybe a bit mild for my particular palate. I think I’ll most likely use it to make grilled ham & cheese sandwiches.
Miavorno Cranberry White Wisconsin Cheddar (7 oz) – Value $7?
This cheese is fairly similar to the first one I received, except that it contains cranberries. It’s mild and a little sweet, and I think this would be a great addition to a holiday cheese board. (The cranberries are perfectly festive for Thanksgiving!) I also think this cheese would be fantastic on leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches!
Sartori BellaVitano (5 oz) – Value $7.75
My favorite cheeses tend to be nutty and rich, and this one was basically made for me! It has delicious little crunchy bits in it (like you might find in Parmigiano Reggiano or aged gouda), but it’s also creamy with a buttery mouthfeel. I LOVE this cheese.
Pine River Swiss Almond Spread (7 oz.) – Value $3.50
The last cheese I received is a spreadable one that’s made with sharp cheddar, swiss, and almonds. This is not that kind of cheese that I usually buy, but I ended up really liking it! It’s tangy and a little sweet, and I thought it was great with crackers and fruit.
Verdict: I had a lot of fun with this box, and I think the BellaVitano might be my new favorite cheese! Looking at the cost of this box, however, I have to say that I think it’s a little pricey for what you get. (I feel I could easily go shopping at my local cheesemonger and pick out cheese for a lot less.) It’s also a lot of cheese, but with the holiday season right around the corner, I think this is the perfect time of year to keep some extra cheese on hand for entertaining. If you’re interested in subscribing, I’d recommend signing up with our link to get 50% off your first box.
What do you think of the Bright Cellars Monthly Cheese Club?