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If You Plan on Gifting Cheese This Year—Here’s Your Guide

From cheese subscriptions to boxes and more.

Cheese might not be the first gift that comes to mind when the holidays are in full swing, but you should consider adding it to your shopping list. We acknowledge that this might be easier said than done. Especially since cheese lovers can be notoriously tricky to shop for if you aren’t familiar with their palates. To help you find the perfect present, we’ve rounded up a list of ideas spanning cheese subscriptions, boxes, and more. 

The Cheese Gifts That Just Keep Giving:

The Gourmet Cheese of the Month Club ($44/month)

Gift your loved ones approximately ½ pound of hand selected and carefully crafted artisan cheeses from around the world. 

Murray’s Globetrotter’s Cheese Club ($65/3 months)

This gift is for those on your list who appreciate having a global perspective. Each month, cheeses from a different iconic cheesemaking region will be shipped for subscribers to savor. 

Jasper Hill Cheese Club ($115/month)

Not only does this subscription offer a monthly rotation of different cheeses, but it also sends pairing guides, tools, and other sweet accompaniments. 

Harry & David Fruit and Cheese Club ($135/3 months)

This gourmet gift comes with artisan cheese and handpicked fruit so that your loved ones don’t have to bother with coming up with pairing ideas. 

European Cheese Subscription ($190/3 months)

Excite your favorite cheese lovers with three months of delicious artisanal selections from various cheesemaking regions of Europe.

Eat Like a Cheesemonger Club ($340/4 months)

Your favorite fromage friend will be over the moon with this gift that delivers four months of cheese, pairing, and recipe components.

Boxes of Cheese:

The Cheese Board Lovers Gift Box from Belle Chevre ($40) 

These goat cheeses marinated with delicious flavors like chili and lemon, dill and garlic, and black truffles are bound to put a smile on your friend’s face.

French Cheese Box ($60)

This box contains everything a Francophile-centric fromagier would ever need. It includes four delicious cheeses: Pont L’Eveque, Comte Reserve, Buche de Chevre, and Fourme d’Ambert. 

American Blue Cheese Box ($63)

Some exceptional blues are being produced across the US that would make great presents for your loved ones; luckily, this box compiles a few great picks for you to gift. 

Point Reyes Celebration Collection ($95) 

If Oprah considers this one of her favorite things, we’re sure your loved ones will, too. The cheeses are sourced from a family and women-owned farm in Point Reyes, California.

Redhead Creamery Advent Calendar ($125)

You may want to gift this advent calendar early to your loved ones so they can spend all of December savoring Redhead Creamery cheeses and seasonal pairings.

Von Trapp Farmstead Cheese Please Box ($100)

Savor bites of cheeses from a Vermont-based business that practices regenerative agriculture. The box includes wedges like Savage, Mad River Blue, Mt Alice, and Oma, along with irresistible accompaniments.

More Delicious Cheese to Gift:

Boozin’ Ewe ($8)

This award-winning sheep milk cheese is soaked in local Wollersheim Winery Port—which produces a beautiful purple rind—making it the perfect present for your loved ones. 

Bluehorn ($25)

This 2022 World Cheese Awards SuperGold Winner is an excellent gift for your cheese-obsessed friends; the wheels are soaked in an organic red wine blend, giving it distinctive berry and brown butter notes. 

Perrystead Dairy Gift Card ($25)

Gift your favorite cheese-loving friend a gift card to Pairystead Dairy so they can pick out a delicious wedge to savor. 

Gorgonzola Cremoso al Pistacchio ($250)

Plan on hosting a holiday party this year? Create a spread with this Gorgonzola Cremoso al Pistacchio as the centerpiece and gift your friends a taste of pure decadence. 

Endless Wheel of Parm ($3k)

If you just happen to have $3k sitting around, gift your loved ones a massive wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano—that way, they can have an endless and ridiculous supply of cheese. 

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Ashia Aubourg

Ashia Aubourg is culture's Assistant Digital Editor. She received her BA in Food Studies and Policy Studies from Syracuse University, where she researched components that make up equitable food systems. She previously held print and digital roles at Food & Wine, Cuisine Noir, America's Test Kitchen, and others, where her writing unearthed underrepresented narratives within food, travel, and culture. Before starting her writing career, she held food policy and social impact roles across various nonprofits and companies. Ashia currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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