Best Of 2019

Best Cheese Club: The Rhined

There’s that old saying, “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” The Rhined’s cheese club would make even Groucho Marx go back on his word. This cheese of the month club eliminates the need to leave your house to obtain coveted dairy deliciousness. Each month, a box of cheese is delivered to you (you can also head to The Rhined to pick it up, if you aren’t lazy) featuring three hand-picked selections from seasonal, special cheese wheels. It could be a hard cheese! A soft cheese! A blue cheese! A cow’s milk cheese! A sheep’s milk cheese! A goat’s milk cheese! Who knows? You won’t until you open it. Each shipment holds .75 pounds of cheese, plus tasting notes and pairing suggestions. The first box even includes a free special gift: A Boska cheese knife and a cheese tasting journal so you can write your cheese all sorts of secret love notes. Orders are available the first Wednesday of each month and start at $40 per month (more if you want that box delivered to your door). If you’re feeling extra indulgent, opt into the wine and cheese club where, you guessed it, you get a monthly box containing a curated and seasonal cheese and wine pairing. Impress your friends. Impress your fridge. And let cheesemonger Stephanie Webster and her team suprise your tastebuds each month with the gift of artisan cheese. You can also give it as a gift if you are a very, very nice person. The Rhined, 1737 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, therhined.com.