Cheese lovers rejoice! A unique system called the Counter Cave — if funding is successful — will soon be available. What is it you ask?
Simple, it’s a humidor for aged cheese to help preserve its natural flavor.
What Is the Counter Cave?
The Counter Cave is a cheese humidor, and it will preserve cheeses under the perfect conditions.
“The Counter Cave is a high tech cave-aging culinary humidor specifically designed to store, ripen and preserve specialty cheeses for enhanced texture and flavor.”
There really is no other way to describe it. It looks futuristic, and makes me think of a cryo chamber or something. What it really does is preserve and store various types of cheese under the perfect conditions, particularly the right temperature and humidity. The entire system is controlled, monitored and automated via smart controls. As you might expect, that means you can check on your favorite cheeses remotely from a mobile device. There’s also Alexa and Google Assistant support baked in for voice commands.
It works much better than storing cheese in the refrigerator because “your cheese is alive” as the Culinary Vision team explains. Over 3.5 billion dollars worth of cheese is thrown away per year in the U.S. alone. Despite this, refrigerators are still the most commonly used method to store cheese. The conditions are not ideal, especially because the humidity and temperature are never correct. Not only does that kill the bacteria in the cheese, it also ruins the texture, taste and experience these cheeses provide.
What Else Can Counter Cave Do?
Counter Cave is great for hosting and even includes a removable serving tray.
Here are some of the additional things that Counter Cave can do:
- Quiet and low energy consumption
- Alexa and Google Assistant support
- Smart Chef Connect within mobile app offers training/education and resources including recipes
- Remote access the humidor from anywhere with your smartphone
- High-end construction, design and materials
- Unique transparent globe
- Removable serving platter for group sessions
The removable serving platter is also an excellent touch, as you can slide your cheese right out of the humidor and onto the counter during a party or hosting event. Add some delicious wine to the mix and you’re all set!
Where Do I Get One?
The Counter Cave also looks fantastic, even futuristic.
Culinary Vision, the team behind the Counter Cave, launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the project with the goal to raise at least $50,000. If all goes according to plan, the first shipments will go out to backers (pre-orders) in March 2020. Everyone else should be able to buy a Counter Cave shortly after. Plus, ordering now gets you a cave for over 50% off which is a great deal anytime.