Forbes Magazine - January 2006
Forbes Magazine named igourmet.com “Best of the Web” in the gourmet food category for the seventh year in a row.
thepurplebook - 2004
igourmet.com earned a coveted spot in the 2004 edition of thepurplebook, the definitive guide to exceptional online shopping. igourmet appears in the Epicurean category. Published by Bantam Dell, thepurplebook receives high national visibility, including coverage in Real Simple and InStyle magazines and on the Today Show.
Internet Retailer “Top 500 Guide” - 2006
The article mentions igourmet.com’s aggressive search engine marketing campaign that helped the company grow web sales by 147.6% over the prior year.
MSNBC Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2005
igourmet.com’s “50 States Of Cheese” shows how far artisanal American cheesemaking has come in recent years. Selections from Arizona, Louisiana, and Massachusetts are just examples of the fantastic selections on this gourmet site!
The Rosengarten Report
David Rosengarten bring his newsletter subscribers up-to-the-minute information on the best products available. igourmet.com has been recommended several times as a source for premium products.
2001 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards - igourmet Founder and CEO Spencer Chesman
"A MOVEABLE FEAST -- You're just clicks away from preparing a gourmet holiday spread. Here's where to find the finest sweets and savories online...The best general gourmet food site is igourmet.com. Styled as the Amazon of gourmet food - it even has tabs marking different categories, from meats to coffee to sauces - it is incredibly easy to use. Every section is well-stocked, but igourmet's cheese selection is inspired...The product descriptions are worthy of Cervantes - literally. You'll learn that the grasses, shrubs and wild herbs eaten by the sheep of La Mancha give Manchego cheese its distinctive flavor. The site also has one feature that Amazon ought to copy - a pop-up shipping calculator that lets you compare the prices for different shipping options to your ZIP code." 12/01
"This Westchester-based dot-com food company is thriving in the $40 billion U.S. specialty-food industry. Despite concerns about the homogenization of world cuisines and harm to stressed ecosystems due to global demand, the Internet, refrigerated air freight and the growing global economy have created a boom, which has mushroomed (no pun intended) by one-third since the early 1990s."
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"This site fulfills the potential of the Web. There are a variety of food baskets available, but the stellar feature, which puts igourmet ahead of the cybercurve, is that you can create your own gift basket." Dec 2000/ Jan 2001
"I went to igourmet.com, where someone I met at a party had good experiences. I soon saw why. The site seemed to do everything right. It was well designed and easy to navigate, and it provided a photo of every cheese with a description of its flavor, recipes, serving and wine-pairing suggestions, and in some cases history.
It provided detailed information about shipping times — I could get my order by Thursday — and it let me give them a "need-by" date. It also let me calculate my shipping costs by entering my ZIP code, before checking out. When it came time to enter credit card information, it provided a toll-free phone number I could call if problems arose.
The only downside: After I placed the order, the confirmation screen lasted only about a second before flipping back to igourmet's front page — so fast I barely saw it. Though it was easy to go back and check on the order, it was a little disconcerting not knowing immediately if it had gone through.
But after wasting half the afternoon shopping for wine, buying cheese from igourmet was a piece of cake. 12/00
"…Although the emphasis here is on cheese, it’s obvious that the site is intent on becoming the Amazon.com of the food world. The clarity and simplicity of this site make it a joy to navigate. " 9/11/00
"…A well-stocked new general cheese store on the net, www.igourmet.com, is run by the cheese importing Chesman family and is notable for large-production cheeses at reasonable prices." 1/5/00
"NEW WAY FOR OLD COMPANY -- Spencer Chesman's grandfather started a cheese-importing company in the early 1900s and now the younger Chesman has taken the business on the Internet. Cheeses from France, Spain and England are available through the site, igourmet.com" 3/1/00
"NEW, NOTABLE AND FUN - FOOD & DRINK - igourmet.com: Sure to please the most epicurean palates, this site provides a good selection of international meats and cheeses, party platters, and 'Of the Month' clubs." 2/00
"Food & Wine" igourmet.com: The site gathers the best goodies from around the world - cheeses, sauces, salmon, sweets, and more - and ships them to your home. You can also order lavish hors d'oeuvre assortments for 10, 25, or 50 people." 2/00
"LOW CARB TREAT: Valentine's Day on the Atkin's diet? Consider sending a heart-shaped, cranberry-studded Wensleydale cheese from northern England." 2/00
"SITES TO SEE FOR SPECIALTIES - we offer a few of our favorite food websites where it's easy to fill your virtual grocery cart with just the stuff you want. www.igourmet.com: This is the place for such offbeat items as quail egg pasta, real English clotted cream, smoked Indonesian tiger shrimp, and a French cider vinegar with honey. Cheeses are a specialty and the website features both cheese and tea of the month clubs." 1/12/00
ON THE WEB: IT'S GOURMET TO GO AT THIS CHEESY SITE - Rare cheeses, epicurean delights and handmade delicacies from around the world play a starring role in igourmet.com's offerings. In addition to offering low prices on imported foods and gift baskets, a popular feature is the special cheese-of-the-month club, where subscribers receive more than a pound of a different rare cheese each month. igourmet.com also offers information on selecting the right cheese, as well as recipes. Check it out." 10/14/99