It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially for our Monthly Club members. We’ve designed our December Club Selections to be extra special for the holidays with some of our best options of the year.
Over the past year we have made some changes to our clubs and expanded our offerings. In October, we launched our Handmade Chocolate Galore Club, featuring our own handcrafted chocolate treats. We recently cycled through our first year of our Artisan Meat and Cheese Club with rave reviews. And ongoing club subscribers may have noticed we changed some of our monthly fruit options in our Fruit Clubs to offer more variety and to better align fruit in season with the months we ship for peak freshness. New additions include Red Comice Pears, Pomegranate, Avocado and Honey Crisp Apples. Continuing club members will be happy to know that we brought back the incredibly delicious Sumo Citrus (available in our February fruit club offerings).
December brings the most festive of our clubs selections. Read on for highlights of each Monthly Club’s December offerings and what find out why they’re perfect for the season.
December Fruit Clubs
For our Fruit Club recipients receiving our DeLite Fruit Club (for 1-2 people) and Premium Fruit Club (for 2 or more), December will bring easy-to-peel, seedless, super-sweet Satsuma Mandarins with Leaves and a combination of Red and Green Comice Pears from our orchards. We love the Red Comice. They’re a new to our clubs this year that have a similar flavor and texture to traditional green Comice, but with a lovely crimson tone to its skin. Comice varietals are extremely juicy, so napkins are definitely required. DeLite Club shoppers can choose between the Mandarins and Comice when customizing their club order, while Premium Club shoppers can also choose between the fruit offerings or can select a combination of the Mandarins with Comice for a lovely and complementary pairing.
December offers Light Fruit and Cheese Club and Premium Fruit and Cheese Club members our sweet and juicy Comice Pears – a fruit that is recommended to enjoy with cheese. We’ve selected two of the perfect cheese pairings. Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese, winner Best Cheese/Dairy Product at the 2011 Fancy Food Show in Washington DC is made by Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company on the beautiful Northern California coast. Beemster Aged Gouda is a signature Dutch cheese with a complex taste developed through natural aging for 18 months in historic cheese warehouses. It has a profound flavor, firm and bold, with a smooth, rich feel and has delicious little salty crystals throughout resulting from the aging process. Light Club shoppers choose one of the two cheeses to accompany the pears, while Premium Club recipients can choose one each of the cheeses or two pieces of the same.
December Organic Fruit Club with Snacks recipients will enjoy Organic Satsuma Mandarins. They’re very easy to peel due to their loose skin, seedless, sweet and delicious. Organic Club shoppers can customize each month to include just the fruit, or fruit with an organic snack. December’s snack is Organic Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles. These pair deliciously with the citrus and make for a very festive combination for the Holiday season.
December Meat and Cheese Club
Monthly Meat and Cheese Club recipients will especially love our December offerings of two cheeses and a gourmet salami. Here we offer another Point Reyes Cheese, which is an absolute favorite among our staff. Toma is a semi-hard cheese, which is creamy in texture with a buttery flavor and a grassy tang finish. It’s won numerous awards and deservingly so. This month’s selection also includes another staff favorite, the same Beemster Aged Gouda included and described above in our Fruit and Cheese Club. These amazing cheeses are paired with Olli Napoli Salame, which is smoked over apple wood giving it a complex, hearty flavor. Its mild taste makes it a great snack to pair with an assortment of wines, cheeses and beyond.
December Handmade Chocolate Club
Our most decadent club, our new Handmade Chocolate Galore Club delivers traditional holiday favorites to lucky December recipients with our Layered Peppermint Bark made of thick layers of real dark chocolate that includes a touch of peppermint oil, with a layer of rich real white chocolate, then topped generously with bits of peppermint candies. Also included is our Milk Chocolate Covered Butter Almond Toffee coated with Almond Bits. Both treats are hand made by our chocolatiers. December recipients receive this month’s shipment in a red and white gift tin decorated with our signature Lancaster County, PA, theme design, celebrating the region where we make much of our CY Chocolates brand confections. Its vintage look features the signature covered bridges of the region.
As a reminder, our clubs are completely guaranteed every month. Our customer service staff is ready to help when you or your recipient needs assistance.
To our loyal club customers, thank you for your continued business. We’re sure your recipients will enjoy their December deliveries and every month after that.