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.
Attend a virtual class
To nurture her quality-time love language, sign up for a virtual class together. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese is hosting a virtual cooking class on Mother’s Day weekend that will guide participants through recipes featuring eight of their delicious cheeses, so you can shop, cook, and enjoy a mouthwatering meal together. If cooking isn’t her thing, sign her up for a cheese and wine tasting with the Cheese O’Clock ladies, or a brunch-themed cheeseboard building class with That Cheese Plate.
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. Cowgirl Creamery has a special collection put together just for this occasion, featuring a heart-shaped edition of Mt Tam, a new goat cheese from Capriole Farms, and decadent dessert pairings like shortbread, chocolate, and preserves. You could also put together your own spread (and support local nearby shops) with a Victory Cheese box.
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 t-shirts 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!)