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Maggie Calhoun is the owner of Great Finds, a home goods store in Valatie, NY. 518.758.8999

Moonspoon Board & Spoon

To add beauty and practicality to your next cheese-enhanced picnic, pack up this butter/soft cheese board and spreader duo, both delicately crafted by Jonathan and Julia of Moonspoon. Made from cherrywood, this seven-inch board and accompanying rounded-edge spreader come in ten unique patterns, each carved to emulate shapes and shadows cast by moonlight. Many different […]

Don’t Leave Home Without It

Cheeseheads, like Boy Scouts, should always be prepared. With this Buck 110 Dual Action pocketknife you’ll be ready to cut, carve, smear, and slice. Made with laminated birchwood handles, a 420HC steel blade, and brass bolsters and liners, the Buck is a valuable companion for outdoor forays—and small enough to carry safely, folded, in a […]


Named from the words barbecue and raclette, the Barbaclette is a new gadget from Bosca Holland designed for grilling raclette (or any cheese) on the barbecue, drip-free. For centuries, the Swiss tradition of raclette has remained fundamentally intact: a wheel of raclette is placed over fire and, as it melts, the cheese is scraped onto […]

Unbreakable Beauty

When it comes to en plein air dinnerware, we often sacrifice charm for durability. Fortunately, the Golden Rabbit Enamelware company offers pastel blue and green damask-patterned, enameled dishes that look good and last long. Dishwasher safe and equipped with extra protection in the form of stainless-steel rims, these plates, platters, and bowls are all you […]

Smart Lighting

Imagine a hot July night with a friend or two and nothing to do but savor a favorite cheese and a perfectly paired bottle of wine. A night like this should be spent under the twinkling stars and the soft eco-glow of Soji Pod solar lanterns, charged by the day’s sunshine. Oblong Soji Pods are […]

Capri Picnic Backpack

A good picnic needs good food transportation, which is why we love this insulated, waterproof backpack equipped with cheese board, knives, linens, and more

Picnic Time Pioneer Picnic Basket Set

This elegant picnic basket set has a leather-wrapped handle, a double lid, two front pockets, and a water-resistant base, as well as wine glasses, cutting board, cheese knife, and corkscrew!