About igourmet.com - Our Philosophy - Our History
igourmet helps food lovers discover the world of specialty items that exist beyond what is
We champion small and mid-sized specialty food producers and help them tell their stories.
We cater to consumers who want assurance that their foods are not only supremely delicious,
but also wholesome and genuine.
We live by the edict that in order for a food gift to be called a gourmet gift, it must contain items
that are truly gourmet.
We inspect, inventory and fulfill substantially all of the thousands of products you see on our
website in our dedicated warehouse near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
We handle customer service in-house in Pennsylvania and cherish each and every one of our
We believe that cheeses, meats and other specialties produced by artisans using techniques that
date back thousands of years have proven the test of time, regardless of what any recent
“unbiased study” or “fad dietician” might say.
Founded in 1997, igourmet.com is North America's leading online gourmet food and gift retailer. Offering over 800 specialty cheeses, thousands of fine foods, and a complete line of exquisite gift baskets, each accompanied by detailed information and useful serving suggestions, igourmet.com is the preferred place to shop for connoisseurs across North America. Founded and operated by industry veterans, igourmet.com is a trusted resource for hundreds of thousands of gourmet food shoppers. Our company has won numerous awards. from highly regarded reviewers and has accumulated hundreds of thousands of loyal customers who count on us for fast, safe, reliable delivery of hard to find gourmet items.
Since the launch of our web site in May 1997, igourmet.com has been dedicated to providing delicious, high quality, imported gourmet products directly to North American food lovers at the lowest available prices. The igourmet.com web site has many wonderful products but does much more than provide a simple listing with the ability to purchase online. Each product incorporates a large, mouth-watering photograph and a descriptive story about its history, taste and usage. Shoppers can also click on buttons to view related recipes and serving suggestions, as well as interact with our expert staff and with each other in our Facebook discussion forums. As opposed to a traditional "brick and mortar" store, where products are simply placed on a shelf above a small name tag, igourmet is well suited to educate consumers about the merits of its products. Whether shopping to stock your kitchen, prepare for a party or to find that elusive, unique gift, www.igourmet.com is a destination that offers a terrific line of gourmet products that can be reached from the comfort of your home or office.
Wonderful Gourmet Cheeses
We are extremely proud of our line of fine imported cheeses. igourmet imports cheese from England, France, Italy, Holland, Spain, Sweden and just about every other cheese producing European nation. We strive to help food lovers discover the multitude of delicious and unique dairy masterpieces in an educational, informative way. By simply browsing the firstname.lastname@example.org, one can almost taste the delicious offerings. In addition, our Cheese of the Month Service is a popular offering for the true cheese lover or as a great educational tool for budding connoisseurs who love to taste new cheeses. It also makes a wonderfully unusual gift for holidays and special occasions.
Complementary Specialty Foods
Upon hearing the term "specialty food", a person probably imagines a display of cheese, caviar, paté and smoked salmon. In truth, the world of specialty food consists of thousands of products, ranging from fresh fruit preserves, to aromatic teas and coffees, to handmade pastas and sauces. In addition to our anchor line of fancy cheeses, igourmet.com carefully selects unique, premium-quality specialty foods from around the world. As with our cheeses, we take great pride in our specialty food catalog and provide abundant information related to each product's heritage and preferred usage.
A Distinctive Gift
For the holidays, our fabulous Cheese of the Month and Tea of the Month plans have become popular gifts. You may also choose from a selection of international gift baskets filled with delightful gourmet foods from Britain, France and Italy. igourmet's exclusive exotic wood cheese boards, great gifts all by themselves, also come pre-packaged with some of our favorite products. In addition, certain items at igourmet, such as a case of Italian Olio Carli extra virgin olive oil or a full wheel of English Mature Blue Stilton, make a great gift on their own. igourmet includes a personalized note free of charge with any gift purchase.
Safe, Dependable Shipping with FreshwaveTM
Many of igourmet's best products are perishable, necessitating some ingenuity in the delivery channel. Along with its suppliers, igourmet created the FreshWave system. FreshWave incorporates a styrofoam-lined shipping chest that is chilled by refrigerant gel packs. In ambient conditions of up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, FreshWave keeps perishables cool for up to 48 hours while in transit. The system, recently introduced after two years in development, enables the company to sell its entire product line all year round.
igourmet.com was designed with the consumer in mind. The layout of the web site is logical and easy to navigate with pages that should load quickly. The goal was to make shopping at igourmet convenient, fun and educational. igourmet is truly interactive, promptly responding to any customer questions or concerns. Along these lines, the company offers a liberal quality guarantee policy and will provide a refund or reshipment without a hassle. For details about our return policy please visit http://www.igourmet.com/ST/cancellations.asp. We hope that our unconditional devotion to quality convinces you that igourmet makes the strongest possible commitment to customer satisfaction. We fully recognize that each purchase made at igourmet.com is a new opportunity for us to earn the trust and loyalty of our valued customers.