Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start brainstorming ways to spoil all the motherly figures in your life. Now—we might be biased—but we think cheese-themed gifts are a sure-fire way to spread joy and utmost pleasure, whether you’re handing them off in person or sending them via mail. So to get the inspirational juices flowing, we’ve gathered a roundup of gifting ideas for all the special ladies in your life to eat, drink, and be merry this Mother’s Day.
Curate an artisan spread
Putting together an over-the-top indulgent spread of artisan cheeses, accoutrements, and drinks might be the best way to treat the hardworking lady in your life. Below you’ll find four of our cheese boxes specially curated for moms.
Chevoo’s Provence Gift Box includes its award-winning Herbes de Provence product along with a lavender chocolate bar and an olive oil chocolate bar. Plus a tin of France’s famed Herbes de Provence culinary mix is included.
Take the heavy lifting out of it and send her Boarderie’s Mother’s Day cheese and charcuterie board, which comes pre-sliced and ready to devour so she doesn’t have to do any of the work!
For an unexpected and delicious take on the usual chocolate and roses, Cheese Grotto’s Mother‘s Day Gift Box features cheese, chocolate, and roses in a rose petal-covered chèvre and cheese-infused chocolate truffles.
And for a curated cheese and chocolate experience, Consider Bardwell has an Ultimate Cheese + Chocolate Pairing box featuring its three flagship cheeses with three expertly selected Raaka dark chocolate bars.
If your mom loves a good cup of tea, consider sending her this cheese and tea themed gift box from Beehive Cheese featuring their Earl Grey rubbed cheddar. The box also includes all the fixings for the perfect cup of tea- plus some chocolate to enjoy along side it! Order by May 8th to receive in time for Mother’s Day.
Sign her up for a cheese subscription
One-time gifts are great, but you know what’s even better? Gifts that keep showing up at her door. A cheese subscription—like one from Jasper Hill Farm or Curdbox—is quite literally the gift that keeps on giving. It’ll add some new excitement to her life every month when the doorbell rings and a box labeled “perishable” awaits on the other side. Is there any better feeling than that? (Bonus: If she’s an oenophile, take this idea to the next level with a wine subscription—or better yet—a wine and cheese pairing club.)
Share some specialty chocolates
Chocolate on Mother’s Day might sound cliche, but that’s because it’s practically foolproof. Just don’t skimp on quality—we’re not talking drugstore boxes of chocolate, here—go all out with an organic gift box or variety pack that lets her explore endless cheese pairings with the best quality chocolate. (Make sure to refer her to our ultimate chocolate guide for pairing inspiration.)
Wrap up some cheese gear
Personalized gifts go a long way, like a cheese board in the shape of her home state or cheese knives with her name on them. And for the proud turophiles: online shops like Murray’s have fun clothing and tote bags that’ll let her proudly proclaim her unending love for all things cheese to the world.
Gift cheese-centric books
There’s nothing like kicking back with a good book, especially when that book is filled with curd knowledge and cheesy recipes. If the mama in your life is new to all things cheese, gift her a beginner’s handbook or guide to at-home cheesemaking that will immerse her into the cheese-loving universe. Or browse some of the latest releases of cookbooks, wine guides, and other cheese-related reads to keep her on top of all things cheese. (Psst…a subscription to Culture makes a great gift, too!)