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Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available from Marcelli Formaggi. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.
Orders are shipped on Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 6:00 AM (ET) can be shipped that day. The max allowable transit time for packages containing cheese is 2 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.
Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.
The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of three days for bundt cakes and two days for layer cakes and cupcakes:
Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - Packages that do not contain cheese can be shipped by FedEx Ground for a flat rate of $9.95. For packages containing cheese - if a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via FedEx Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.
2nd-Day Air - Packages with Cheese: If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via FedEx Ground service, the customer will be presented with $24.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via FedEx 2-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.
FedEx Standard Overnight - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Standard Overnight is $39.95.
FedEx Priority Overnight - Your package will be delivered the next business day after it has shipped, by 10:30 AM to most addresses. The flat rate for Priority Overnight is $44.95.
Saturday Delivery - For packages with Cheese: If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 2 days, there is no additional charge for Saturday delivery (it remains $9.95). Deliveries are made between 9 AM and 8 PM. For addresses not within 2-day ground reach, Saturday delivery is available via FedEx 2-Day service for an additional charge of $20 per package (for a total of $44.95). Deliveries are made between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, depending upon delivery address.
For packages without Cheese: Saturday delivery is available for FedEx Ground service, for the same low rate of $9.95.
Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.
For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.
All perishable food from Marcelli Formaggi is shipped in a sealed, inflatable cooler bag with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.
All orders are shipped signature release. This means Fedex will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. Fedex cannot deliver to a P.O. box.
Marcelli Formaggi ships all its cheeses vacuum-sealed for maximum freshness. If you need to re-wrap, try waxed paper taped tightly closed. As a last resort, plastic wrap is fine, but don’t forget about your cheese, or it will get sweaty and suffocate. Soft cheeses like Ricotta are best consumed within a week to ten days. Harder cheeses like Pecorino can be kept three to four weeks.