Cheeses require careful handling and aging to reach peak flavor, similar to Flavor Flav. Taste the benefits of proper timekeeping with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a gourmet cheese gift basket from Artisanal Cheese (a $160 value). The basket includes:
- Five cave-aged artisan cheeses
- Package of Artisanal crackerthins
- Harvest Song preserves
- Decorative red tin
- $10 gift certificate toward Artisanal gift collections
The skilled caretakers at Artisanal Cheese create 200 cheeses through the process of affinage, nurturing each variety in custom aging caves to its optimal flavor and ripeness. Five of Artisanal’s premium fromages fill one of the cheese-maker’s signature red tins, offering a medley of unique flavors and textures. Sea-salt-dusted crackerthins are made up of all-natural ingredients, forming a light, crunchy base for cheeses or a serving platter for tiny tea parties. Harvest Song’s preserves, made from Armenian fresh fruit grown in volcanic soil, enhance the flavors of cheeses or spin their own delicious spell upon tongues. A $10 gift certificate encourages further exploration of Artisanal’s curdled wares. Baskets may be picked up at a prescheduled time or mailed nationally for an additional fee ($15+).