Gourmet Cheese Gift Ideas

by Travis Loncar on December 20, 2011


In our last post, we provided you with six simple gift ideas for the coming holiday. Today, we’ll get a little more specific – a little, er, cheesier, if you will. You see, the perfect gift is often hard to find. But for some, any gift is perfect – as long as it’s edible. And what do we eat more than anything here at Penn Mac? Well, cheese, of course! So, in this post, we’ll look at three gift ideas for all of the gourmet cheese lovers among your friends and family. It’s not too late to make the undercarriage of your Christmas tree a little more cheesy. Let’s have a look, shall we?

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Gourmet Cheese Sampler

Obviously we’re going to begin with the obvious. Woo for redundancy! Anyways, one way to add a little flavor to the skirt of your tree is by gifting cheese itself, in the form of a gourmet cheese sampler! Now, there are a lot of great pre-made cheese samplers out there, one of which will surely fit your target’s taste. However, don’t rule out creating your own basket of assorted cheeses. This is one way to make the gift more personal and customized to your target’s individual preferences. It’s never a bad idea to get a little personal with gifts – especially those with which you hope to make a lasting impression.

Gourmet Cheese Guides

Assuming that the person that you’re buying for has a steadfast passion for cheese, it’s likely that they’ll appreciate a comprehensive guide to all that the world of cheese has to offer. A guide can offer insights into various wine & cheese pairings, detailed histories of some of the world’s finest cheeses, various recipes in which different cheeses can be used, etc. Our pick of the litter is Cheese Primer by Steven Jenkins, a passionate guide for the passionate cheese eater. Another plus? Well, it’s pretty easy to wrap!

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Gourmet Cheese Accessories

If you know that your giftee has a vested interest in preparing and serving cheese, you might consider buying them any number of gourmet cheese serving accessories. From specially made cheese knives to traditional wooden cutting boards, it’s always good to have a nice set of cheese-serving utensils. And hey, it’s a gift. If they don’t necessarily have the need to use them, they’ll be compelled to do so anyways! Who knows; serving accessories, like anything, can grow on an individual. Before long, those “random cheese knives that Uncle Joe bought me” will become a household favorite, adding Christmas cheer to the most mundane of cheese plates.

Well, those should get you thinking! If you have any other great gourmet cheese gift ideas for this Christmas (and those subsequent), feel free to throw them our way in the comment section below! Remember, it’s never too late to pull something awesome together – even if it means the rest of your presents smelling like cheese! Have a good one!

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