Did your mother ever tell you that a good party guest never shows up empty-handed? Gift giving is a breeze with our comprehensive guide to the best gifts for cheese lovers. Show up with one of these gifts and you’ll be the favorite guest at the party!
Our five gift ideas for the cheese-loving hostess are split into two price brackets to make shopping even easier. You don’t have to break the bank to give a thoughtful gift, but when it’s time to splurge you can’t go wrong with any of these.
1. Ready-to-Go Cheese Plates
Cheesemongers like those at Saxelby and Murray’s are the art curators of the cheese world. There’s a lot of thought and finesse that goes into making the perfect cheese plate, and these guys have it covered. Any cheese-lover would be thrilled to receive one of these plates.
Perfect Cheese Plate from Saxelby Cheese – $150 + shipping
Triple creme Kunik (Nettle Meadow Farm), nutty Alpha Tolman (Jasper Hill Farm), and melt-in-your-mouth Bohemian Blue (Hidden Springs Creamery). Plus Blue Chair jam for pairing, Fine Cheese Co. crackers, and a Saxelby Cheesemongers bamboo cheese board. This cheese plate includes approximately 1.5 lbs of cheese and serves 8 to 12 people.
A collection of Murray’s cheeses: Sharp English Cheddar, creamy Mini Brie, nutty Gruyere, and a 1 Year Manchego. Plus Murray’s jam for pairing, Urban Oven crackers, and dried apricots. This cheese plate includes approximately 2 lbs of cheese and serves 6 to 10 hungry guests.
2. Cheese Markers
Anyone can invite a few people over for a party, but the true hostess knows the devil is in the details. Markers are a cheese-loving hostess’s secret weapon so she doesn’t have to spend all night telling people which cheese is which!
Set of 4 Ceramic Frame Chalkboard Markers from American Chateau on Amazon – $19.99 + shipping
These adorable frames stand next to cheeses to guide guests through a cheese plate. Comes with chalk to write in the type of cheese.
Set of 6 RSVP Endurance Cheese Markers from RSVP on Amazon– $12.51
This stainless steel fork style set is sweet and rustic. A lovely gift for a young cheese-loving hostess.
3. Wooden Serving Boards
Boards like these are too gorgeous to be used for your everyday onion chopping – they deserve to be adorned with delectable cheeses!
These stunning, handcrafted cutting and serving boards are inspired by the majestic, rolling landscapes of Vermont.
Each one of these beautiful, imported Italian cheeseboards is unique with variations in edge and grain.
4. Cheese Accompaniments
We’ve all seen honey served on cheese boards but it can be overwhelming picking the right accompaniment that goes perfectly with the right cheese. Honey can have a one-note sweetness so it’s important to pair cheese with distinctive honeys like the options below.
Complex and luxurious. Comes with a honey dipper too! Includes Maine Blueberry, Florida Orange Blossom, and Maine Wild Raspberry honeys.
We offer two excellent honey trio options, one with three raw honey varieties and one that mixes it up with fruit conserves too.
Honey Trio, imported European honey: Chestnut, Orange Blossom, Wild Thyme and Flowers
Fruit and Honey Trio: Dried Fruits Conserve, Orange Blossom Honey, Pear Ginger
5. Cheese Knives
A good hostess knows that a standard knife is not suitable for all cheeses. Some will be spread, others gently sliced, and some broken off in hunks. A set of cheese knives like the options below will ensure that you have the right knife for every cheese.
A very special set from world-renowned French flatware producer, Jean Dubost. For the classic and elegant cheese-loving hostess.
Every bit as elegant as the above option at a friendlier price point!
Whatever your budget, we hope this list has helped you pick the perfect gift for your cheese-loving hostess friends and family. Once your excellent gift-giving reputation has spread you’ll be getting invited to the best cheese soirées in town!
Which one is your favorite gift on this list? Let us know in the comment section.