By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

November 30, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas for Cheese Lovers

Tis the season for holiday gift giving, parties, and host or hostess “thank you’s” too! It can be tricky to find just the right present for everyone on your list. But if you have cheese-lovers in your life look no further; our fun and unique gift ideas are sure to please!

♥ Serve and Store in Style
Treat them to some pretty new serving pieces along with the cheeses to enjoy them with!

♥ Slate Cheeseboard and Chalk
A modern take on the classic wooden cheeseboard, these come in handy for serving other party appetizers too.

♥ Marble Platter with Dome
Make their cheese display worthy of a European Fromagerie! Include a few statement cheeses like imported Bucheron, Blue Stilton, or Edam with Chili Pepper so they can enjoy their gift right away.

♥ Pretty Spreaders & Small Spoons
It’s always wonderful to serve your cheese with an assortment of accompaniments. Put together a gift box with spreaders, small spoons, mustards, raw honey, chutneys, and jam to take their cheese serving game up a notch.

♥ Cheese Knife Set
Specific knife types work best for different varieties of cheese for example, a knife with holes for soft cheeses like imported Pont l’Eveque while a shaver works best on hard cheeses such as Gruyere. An upscale matching set will lend polish to their board.

♥ Cheese Storage Bags
The perfect stocking stuffer! These bags will keep their leftover cheeses fresh longer so they don’t spoil or dry out.

 

Make a Memory ~
For the friend who has everything, an activity together is always a winner!

♥ Cooking Classes
Local cooking schools and even restaurants or cheese shops often offer classes or events and it’s always fun to learn new ways to use cheese in your cooking. (A pasta or fondue making class would be perfect.)

♥ Cheese Making Kits
Let them dig in and get creative! An assortment of DIY cheesemaking kits are available online for everything from fresh mozzarella to ricotta and more.

♥ Trip to a Cheesemaker
Plan an outing to a local dairy farm to see just how cheeses are made and aged. Or arrange a trip to a high end cheese shop for a private tour.

 

For Wine and Cheese Lovers ~
Because the two interests definitely go hand in hand!

♥ Wine Club Subscription and Wine and Cheese Pairing Book
They can take their passions to a whole new level with a guide to perfectly pairing wines with specific cheeses. Or give them a few custom selections to enjoy together such as imported L’Etivaz AOP from Switzerland with a bottle of Chablis or Riesling, Langres with Champagne, or Leyden with Syrah. Our Guide to Imported Cheeses offers many more fun pairings too!

♥ Wine and Cheese Tote or Picnic Set
So they can enjoy their goodies on the road, at outdoor concerts and on picnics, too!

 

Get Cooking ~
Some fresh new cooking gear will let them enjoy their cheeses in everyday meals too.

♥ Cheese Grater and Precision Slicer
There are a number of handheld spiral graters, Kitchen Aid attachments, or high end box graters that work best with hard cheeses like imported Pecorino Romano. A super sharp cheese slicer will let them get paper thin slices too.

♥ Fondue Set
Always a fun kitchen addition! Print out our recipe for Imported Emmental and Beer Fondue and include the ingredients they need to make it, too!

♥ Brie Baker or Small Cast Iron Skillet
It’s such fun to serve soft cheeses warm with crusty bread – include a pretty wrapped wheel of imported Camembert or Triple Cream Brie.

♥ Grilled Cheese Maker or Panini Press
Nothing’s better than a warm toasted sandwich with gooey melted cheese right? These tools let them really get creative with sandwich making – show them our video for Imported Fontina Panini with Mushrooms and Leeks for delicious inspiration!

Happy Holidays from all of us at I Love Imported Cheese!