Our original Grotto, The Classico, is made with architecturally handsome bamboo that is extremely resilient and durable over a lifetime (3 X stronger than oak). Each Grotto is finished by hand, making it a gorgeous tabletop display for entertaining at larger dinner parties.
The Classico Model has a larger footprint, at 7.5 inches wide, 12 inches deep, and 8.5 inches tall, making it the perfect size for the avid cheese connoisseur, with a medium to large refrigerator. Taking after age-old European traditions, this model can be stored on the countertop or in a cellar at a warmer temperature (45 to 69 F) for effective short-term cheese storage, or it can be stored in the fridge for long-term storage.
The framed, pull-down drawer is perfectly designed for fridge and countertop use.
The adjustable back panel allows for additional ventilation for curing and ripening styles of cheese. Because of the adjustability, the model can also be used for at-home cheese aging projects. The porous and unfinished quality of the bamboo promotes a healthy environment for cheese microbes, and upkeep is easy with a monthly application of mineral oil.
Two removable shelves (Bamboo or Black Resin with soapstone chalk)
1 handcrafted clay brick for humidity control
Vaulted ceiling for condensation control
2 oz bottle of mineral oil
Holds up to 8 pounds of cheese
Bamboo material does not warp and is 3x stronger than solid oak
Plexi-glass paneling for easy viewing
Made in the USA
Handwash only Use & Care
For long-term storage of cheese, it is recommended to keep the Cheese Grotto at refrigeration temperatures (34ºF to 39º F, preferably 39ºF). For 7 to 10 days, you can store cheese in the Grotto under 70ºF on the counter or in a cellar, like the French do.
Hand wash shelves with extremely hot water and a splash of distilled white vinegar
Allow the Grotto shelves to air dry between uses
For maintenance of the bamboo shelves, a monthly application of mineral oil is recommended
12 inches deep, 7.5 inches wide, 8.5 inches tall
Materials designed for durability Disclaimer
Wood has the potential to harbor bacteria and pathogens if not cleaned properly and regularly.
Though Cheese Grotto’s Jessica Sennett is an expert at bringing out cheese’s best flavors, she is not an expert in food safety and she does not offer any opinion about food safety. New York Department of Health regulations requires restaurants to store cheese at a temperature below 45 degrees F, except for up to two hours during preparation for food service. Nothing in Cheese Grotto’s materials, including statements regarding the shelf life of cheese, is intended to (and the materials should not be interpreted to) conflict with food safety regulations and recommendations.
Standard Ground Shipping
Return for store credit within 7 days of receiving the item. Free return shipping.
Ships In 3-5 weeks
If the estimated ship time seems a bit long, it's because many items are shipped in bulk at the end of the sale (on Nov. 17), which is what affords you the discount. Some items are also made-to-order and/or are shipping internationally. The best things are worth waiting for!
Cheese Grotto Classico
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translation missing: en.products.general.return_title This product may be returned within 30 days of purchase with original receipt (See our Return Policy). This product does not ship to Armed Forces Americas, Armed Forces Europe, Armed Forces Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or Internationally