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A Few of our Favorite Things: Culture Staff’s Picks for the Holidays


We’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to enjoy with cheese all holiday season long—for gifting, entertaining, or just treating yourself during the most wonderful time of the year. 


SpoonMeMaryland: Cheese Marker Set; etsy.com $28

“I’m always looking for ways to be more sustainable, so these repurposed cheese markers—made from vintage silverware—are a no-brainer for me. They’re charming, giftable, and perfect for holiday spreads with lots of cheese varieties!”—Monica Petrucci, Social Media Editor


Kelp Pickles barnaclefoods.com $7.95

“I’m all about an unconventional pickle, and Barnacle Foods Kelp Pickles satisfy my love of dill and fun-shaped foods. Alaskan bull kelp stalks are cut into perfect little rings and pickled in a delicious vinegar and spice blend—talk about a cheese board conversation starter!”—Margaret Leahy, Contributing Editor


No. 10 Corkscrew Stainless Steel Folding Knife opinel-usa.com $35.00

“It doesn’t get any more classic than an Opinel No. 10. They’re modestly priced, stay sharp, and have a corkscrew. Or—if you’re shopping for an oyster lover—go for an Opinel No. 09.”—Matt Thomas, Publisher


PRiMO Preserves: Whiskey Honey + Thai yayprimo.com $9

“If you’re looking to add a little extra spice to your holiday spread, grab some of PRiMO’sWhiskey Honey + Thai—whiskey barrel-aged honey spiced with Thai pepper. It always has a spot on my family’s board.”  —Natalie Herman, Brand Manager


Tiny Tongs (set of 4) bambu.com $18 for set

“I love these disposable bamboo tongs because they allow me to have a nice big cheese plate for my family, while keeping us all safe. They are inexpensive and environmentally friendly. I hope we can stop worrying about this soon!”—Bill Springer, CEO


Faircraft Collapsible Wine and Beer Table food52.com $58.00–$60.00

“I’ve been spending so much time outdoors; this collapsible wine and beer table is the perfect portable companion for a mini cheese plate (more on that here), and a bottle of bubbly!”—Mallory Scyphers, Creative Director


LaMaree Art: Classic Round Serving Board etsy.com $110.00

“I’m an ocean girl, so I love the surf design on this maple serving board by Meghan Surette of La Marée Art in Portland, Maine. On a snowy winter’s night with a cheeseboard in front of the fireplace, it will remind me that there are beach days to come.”—Susan Sherrill Axelrod, Editor


Premium Classic Series Zester Cheese Grater microplane.com $14.99

“My Microplane cheese grater gets separation anxiety if it’s left in the drawer for more than a couple of days.”—Stephanie Skinner, Founder

Monica Petrucci

Monica is Culture's Social Media Editor. Coming from a formaggio-obsessed Italian family, she was very excited to combine her passions for cheese and writing at Culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and pairing wine and cheese in her spare time.

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