Cheese Grotto

Photography by Ty Mecham, Rocky Luten, Julia Gartland & Bobbi Lin

Welcome home, cheese.

Lucky you! Our smallest (and most fridge-friendly) size is on sale. It’s just for three days though, so, seize the cheese!

Calling all cheese connoisseurs: Let’s tour the Cheese Grotto, shall we? Simply put, it’s a house for your cheese—but thanks to a special design, it creates a controlled climate to prolong shelf life and help age your favorite snack to perfection. It’s great for hard and soft cheeses (and a much better alternative to plastic wrap, plus it’ll save you a pretty penny over time as you’ll never have to throw out a hunk of prized Camembert again!) Handmade in East Durham, NY in a classic Arts and Crafts design, the grotto looks just as beautiful in your refrigerator as it does on your countertop. It’s available in three sizes—and although each has its own specific features (see below), both have removable shelves, a vaulted ceiling for condensation control, and a terra-cotta brick inside to keep humidity levels optimal.

  • Large Classico: The original, large size can fit in a medium to large-sized fridge and is roomy enough to hold 6 lbs. of cheese. Crafted from breathable bamboo (that’s both porous and unfinished to promote a healthy environment for cheese microbes), it has a pull-down door in front for easy access and an adjustable back panel for additional ventilation. It’s great for at-home cheese aging projects (DIY cheese board anyone?)
  • Medium Fresco: A smaller version of the classic design, this “bungalow” (if you will) is made from birchwood—which is slower to absorb and release moisture as well as sustainably made, nontoxic and treated with a mold- & stain-resistant finish. Its tinier footprint holds 3-4 lbs. of cheese and is perfect for small kitchens (city dwellers, rejoice). A sliding door pulls up with a leather tab so it’s both easily accessible and space-saving.
  • Small Mezzo: Our tiniest (but still so mighty) one-shelf size is ready to store up to 2 pounds of cheese. The back panel is breathable, making it the perfect place for bries and goudas to hang out. And that size? It’s just-right for countertops that are pressed for real estate.

Each Grotto is handmade to order; slight variation in materials is to be expected!

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