FAQs

General

How do I contact Stepladder Creamery?

You can email us at info@stepladdercreamery.com, or fill out our contact form here: Contact Stepladder Creamery 

Due to spotty reception on the property, we do not have a telephone number for customer service inquiries. We check email several times a day and will get back to you with a swift response from one of our amazing service reps. 

You can also send us a direct message on Facebook or Instagram!

How do I subscribe to your email list for special offers?

Just enter your email address in the footer at the bottom of this page for the latest discounts, flavors, and recipes from Stepladder Creamery.

How do I unsubscribe from your email list?

Please click the unsubscribe link in the bottom of the email to opt out of future emails from us.

How do I reset my password?

If you have created an account to place an ecommerce order, you can log in and click the reset password button to regain access to your account. Please note that if you have ordered from a guest account in the past, we cannot reset your password.

 

Orders & Shipping

Can I add a gift message to my order?

Yes! You can add a gift message to your order on the cart page in the box labeled ‘add a note’. Please note that gift messages have a maximum number of 300 characters including spaces. You gift note will appear on the packing slip.

How much is shipping?

We partner with UPS and offer free 1-2 day shipping on all online orders over $50 in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. We can ship cheese to other states, but highly recommend adding overnight shipping with UPS. It costs more, but otherwise, we are not able to fully guarantee the quality of the order when arrived. 

When will my order ship?

All orders ship Mondays from Cambria, California. You will receive an email notification through Shopify when a label has been created. As soon as UPS picks up orders (typically Monday late afternoon) you can track packages using the UPS tracking code available in the Shopify email. 

Can I add a shipping note to my order?

Yes, please let us know ahead of time if you want your packaged delivered with specific instructions so we can tag your account. This is also helpful if UPS needs a gate code to access your property, leave on the front porch vs. near the mailbox, etc. The more details and instruction you can provide, the better chances in ensuring a positive delivery.

Where can I track my order?

Upon shipment, customers will receive an email confirmation containing the UPS tracking information. 

Can I return or cancel my order?

We are unable to cancel orders that are processed or have been fulfilled. We do not offer returns, but we do offer partial re-shipments/refunds if packages are damaged, lost in transit, or missing items.

Do you ship internationally?

We currently only offer shipping within the United States.

What payment methods do you accept?

Stepladder Creamery accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, Shop Pay, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

What if the ice packs defrosted upon arrival?

Not to worry. As long as your cheese is still cool to the touch it's ready to enjoy. If you have concerns about the freshness of your order, please reach out via email immediately upon receiving your shipment. Photos are helpful too. 

Cheese Subscriptions

Does my cheese ship automatically?

Yes, once you’ve subscribed you don’t need to worry about future orders. You can always log in to pause a subscription, update an address, or modify which jams you receive.

How do I pause or change my subscription?

You can log into your account to manage or pause your subscription, or change your delivery address.

 

Wholesale

How do I become a wholesaler?

Please fill out the wholesale inquiry form here: Stepladder Creamery Wholesale

 

Where to buy 

Are you in my local store?

Please use our Store Finder to see if we are in your local market or grocery store: Stepladder Creamery Store Locator. Please contact us if your local retailer is missing from this list: info@stepladdercreamery.com

Cheese Care

How should I store my cheese?

Cheeses should be stored between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit in a standard refrigerator or alternative cool storage. 

What temperature should I serve my cheese?

Ideally, you want to serve cheese at room temperature (or about 70 degrees) to experience optimum flavor and texture. 

What about mold?

If your cheese develops mold as it aged in cold storage, simply trim off the moldy parts and enjoy the rest. If your cheese develops an off flavor, consistency or smell, send us an email and we can talk further. 

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