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The Ultimate Cheese-Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide

For the Home:

Mac & Cheese Candle

Move over, balsam and pumpkin—this Mac & Cheese candle provides the cozy and nostalgic scent of a fresh pot of cheesy pasta to satisfy the inner child in all of us. | $12.60–16.20


Goat’s Milk Cheese-Shaped Soap

For the cheese-obsessed: This soap is a quirky addition to a bathroom or kitchen counter. With the soothing scent of bergamot oil (not cheese!) and the nourishing properties of goat’s milk, this wedge is the gift that keeps on giving. | $5


Wine Soaps

Bring happy hour to your bathroom sink. These handmade soaps are made with notes of red and white wine varieties that bring a little extra joy to your hand washing rituals.| $30


Cheesy Kitchen Towels

With charming illustrations and cheesy puns (Grate Expectations! To Brie Or Not To Brie!), you can’t go wrong with a decorative towel for a cheese lover. | $11.95+


100 Cheeses Bucket List Scratch Poster

Open up the vast universe of cheese possibilities from around the globe with a poster that’s interactive, colorful, and informative. | $20.55



Cheese Portraits

Give cheese the main character attention it deserves in one of these stunning portraits by artist Mike Geno. | $50



Charted Cheese Wheel Poster

For the cheese nerd: This print categorizes 65 cheeses from around the world according to milk type and texture. A true conversation starter. | $30



Holiday Cheer:

Italian Cheese Ornaments 

Italian cheese lover on your list? Surprise them with a tiny replica of mozzarella, provolone, or Parmigiano to hang on the tree. | $17



More Cheese Ornaments

For more variety: This pack includes blue, mozzarella, and Parmigiano ornaments for a Christmas tree that’ll emulate the cheese plate closeby. | $42



Hot Sauce Advent Calendar

One way to stay warm during the cold months is with hot sauce—and this fiery assortment has plenty of variety to bring the heat to winter recipes and cheese plates. | $24.99



Matcha Advent Calendar

Green tea fiend on your list? Treat them to a calendar stocked with 24 varieties of high quality ground green tea and sweet treats (think infused chocolates, gummies, and honey). | $39.99


Beef Jerky Advent Calendar

Jerky is one of the most foolproof cheese partners, and with a box of 25 flavor varieties (everything from Garlic to General Tso to Ghost Pepper), there’s plenty of meaty goodness to go around the table. | $89.99


Bonne Maman Advent Calendar

This limited edition calendar from Bonne Maman features 24 mini jars of unique fruit spreads, including exclusive new holiday flavors, for spreading, dipping, and sharing. | $34.99



Just Add Cheese:

Ultimate Cured Meat Sampler

Charcuterie lovers, rejoice! This sampler includes two varieties of artisan salumi, prosciutto, and farmstead cheese for your Christmas party (or intimate movie night) enjoyment. | $69.95


Wine and Fondue Night Gift Basket

Give the gift of a cozy night in with a kit that includes wine, a fondue kit, and crackers. Just add cheese. | $80–125



The Cheese Lovers Gift Set

This set from Blake Hill will take any run-of-the-mill holiday cheese plate to the next level, with a set of nine jams in sweet and savory varieties to pair with every wedge in your fridge. | $76.99



For Serving and Entertaining:

Monaco+ Black Knives with Leather Case

A good cheese knife goes a long way. And this high-quality pack of three will help slice everything from soft-ripened cheese to hard, grana styles with ease. | $98.99



Partyclette To Go

Take this upcoming raclette season to the next level with Partyclette, a Boska tool that allows you to bring the melty joy of raclette wherever the winter takes you. | $21.99



Party Tower

For the entertainer in your life: This structure lets cheese take center stage at any family dinner or holiday party, with three tiers for plenty of variety. | $65.99



Bamboo Cheese Board Set

This organic set—complete with a cheese board, utensils, markers, and bowls—is perfect for the eco-conscious cheese lover on your list. | $39.99



Farmhouse Pottery: Large pantry serving and charcuterie board

When it comes to cheese boards, size does matter. Enter this large wooden board that’s equally good for cheese and charcuterie boards as it is for pizza serving. | $125



Harp Design Co. Brass Cheese Markers

Aesthetically pleasing and easy to use, these brass markers help guide party guests when it comes to cheese board grazing. | $24



Public Goods Reusable Storage Wraps

Friends don’t let friends wrap cheese in suffocating plastic. Spread the love this season with the gift of appropriate (and reusable!) storage wraps. | $13.95



Cheese Section Server

Adorable serving materials go a long way, especially when they bring something unique to the table—like designated sections for cheese and crackers! | $34.50



Cheese Grotto Storage

For the turophile that takes cheese storage seriously: The Cheese Grotto containers are as close as you’ll get to a real-life cheese cave. | $85-350



Cheese Fork Set

Whether you use them on grazing boards, with fondue dippers, or in a martini, these playful cheese forks are perfect party guests. | $13.18



Mini Raclette Cheese Melter

This teenie raclette melter comes with a two mini pans, spatulas, and a grill plate, making it the perfect tool for an intimate date night in. (Plus, it’s nonstick and dishwasher safe!)  | $49


Cheese & Chocolate Curler

This gift just screams luxury. Being able to curl yourself a fancy-looking Tete de Moine cheese ribbon on a random weeknight is beyond priceless. | $79



Cheese Cloche

The server you never knew you needed. With a wood-marble base and cone-shaped glass cover, this brings an unexpected air of elegance to your cheese presentations. | $59.95



Vintage French Cheese Plates

As great for decor as they are for serving, these vintage-style plates feature classic French cheeses like Roquefort and Camembert with a whimsical farm scene. | $155



Squirrel Cheese Stand

Bring the soothing vibe of nature to happy hour with this natural hardwood surface, which features a little woodland friend that’s joining the party. | $85



Cheese Baker

Who doesn’t love warm melty cheese, especially when it’s no fuss. Just plop your mini wheel or chunk of cheese into the ceramic baker, add optional garnishes, and pop in the oven. | $55



Wearable Cheese

Cheese Socks

Sometimes the greatest gifts in life are simple, like these warm and colorful cheese socks that’ll bring a smile to any turophile’s face. | $6.95



All Over Cheese Print T Shirt

They say fashion is an expression of character, and this tee encompasses all cheese styles—from Mont d’Or to mozzarella—so you can wear your heart on your sleeve. | $38  



Etsy shirts

These t-shirts with witty cheese slogans are cute, cozy, and sure-fire conversation starters. | $19.95



Enamel Cheese Pin

The perfect stocking stuffer, this pin is a great addition to a handbag, backpack, or monger uniform to showcase your love for cheese. | $7.99



Cheese Lover Hat

It’s minimalist, matches with everything, and attracts the attention of all the right people on the street. What could be a better gift? | $21



The Perfect Cheese Plate Canvas Bag

This adorable design depicts a classic cheese board with all its featured wedges and accompaniments labeled. Fill it with treats and bring it along to holiday parties! | $15



That Cheese Necklace

Who needs diamonds and pearls? This necklace from That Cheese Plate’s shop is better than anything we’ve seen at Tiffany’s. | $29.99



Soft and Stinky Onesie

The cheese-loving little stinker in your life deserves a cozy onesie that brings a smile to everyone’s face. | $25



Say Cheese Pajamas

Treat the future mongers and cheese aficionados to a PJ set that features adorable cheesy illustrations. | $44



Hadley & Bennett Professional Apron

For the professional (or aspiring) chef: This apron has it all, with durable fabric and several pockets for tools and utensils to make mealprep a breeze. | $85



Cheese Apron

For the whimsical at-home cook: Keep the excess flour and liquid splatters off your clothes with this cheesy apron—it even comes with a bag that’s perfect for gifting. | $24



Make Your Own Cheese

Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board Starter Kit

Get the creative  juices flowing with this kit, which provides the creative opportunity to add a personal stamp on a cheese board with a pack of soapstone pencils for labeling and other designs. | $54–70


Brooklyn Brew Shop Italian Cheesemaking Kit

Give the gift of homemade mozzarella, mascarpone, burrata, and ricotta with this kit, which includes all the equipment, ingredients, and instructions to get started. Just add milk and a bow. | $30


Deluxe Cheesemaking Kit

For the seasoned cheesemaker: This ultimate kit can be used to make anything from cheddar and parmesan to more intricate soft-ripened and blue cheeses, with several recipes included. | $199.97


For Pets

Mac and Cheese Dog Bow Tie

For the dog-loving turophiles: Man’s best friend deserves to go all out with a cheesy holiday look too! | $8.99



DuraChew Cheese-Flavored Chew Toy

While the guests enjoy grazing a hearty holiday cheese plate, throw the dogs a (cheese-flavored!) bone to keep them satisfied. | $10.89



Gifts That Give Back

Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund

A great way to spread joy this holiday season is to donate to an initiative in a friend’s name—like the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund, which supports training opportunities for teenagers and young adults.


Cheese Culture Coalition Fund the Future

The Cheese Culture Coalition is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote equity and inclusion within the cheese industry by empowering BIPOC communities. Any donation to this initiative is an investment for a stronger future in cheese.


Victory Cheese

Show your support for local makers and mongers across the country with a Victory Cheese box to share with loved ones.



Books and Games

Cheese Books

Cuddling up with a cheesy cookbook, memoir, or novel this time of year is always a welcomed gift. Browse some of our recommendations here.



Cheese Jigsaw Puzzle

Watch some of your favorite European wedges come together piece by piece with this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, a fun interactive winter activity for the whole fam. | $20



Mighty Cheese Travel Puzzle

This whimsical puzzle requires hard work and dedication in order to find the perfect rearrangement to make room for the blue rodent. | $12



Goatbook Decomposition Notebook

Keep all journal entries, to-do lists, and cheese love letters of 2022 together in this charming Goatbook. For chèvre and animal lovers alike. | $10

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