Santa’s making a list and checking it twice for cheese lovers! This winter, surprise the cheese-loving people on your Christmas list with gourmet cheese. With the popularity of cheese boards growing exponentially, they clearly top our list of cheese gift ideas. Not only are they fun, but they also pair well with most meals or can stand alone as a mid-day snack. However, as a shopper, you have several exciting options for gifting cheese this Christmas season.
For many families in the US, Christmas is the biggest celebration of the year. People spend weeks and even months gearing up for the holiday. There’s so much shopping to do! Shopping for the people on your Christmas gift list, upcoming Christmas parties, hostess gifts and, of course, shopping for the meal for the big day. A quality cheese board not only makes an excellent gift but also is an exciting and interactive appetizer. There’s almost always something for everyone to enjoy, and it creates a fun and engaging dining experience. Perfect for holiday parties!
Not another boring gift basket! No one wants that response when their gift is received, especially at Christmastime. Some people feel gift baskets are old-fashioned and tedious, a gift for when you’re unsure of what to give. Christmas gift baskets often conjure memories of stale crackers, dry cheddar cheeses, and tasteless summer sausages. Remember the gift baskets full of food items with brand names no one recognized? They were filled with goodies like jams, spreads, peanut brittle, cookies, candies, pretzels, popcorn and more that didn’t get eaten.
Cheese is always a crowd-pleaser during the holiday season. Whether you are shopping for a Christmas gift or setting the table for Christmas Eve dinner, choose artisanal cheeses to take your gift or holiday appetizer to the next level. Unlike mass-produced cheese, artisanal cheese is made by hand, giving it a complex flavor profile and certain delicate nuances that cannot be achieved otherwise.
The longer your Christmas Shopping List is, the harder it is to think of unique gifts for everyone. Your friends and loved ones only need so many sweaters, candles and ties. It's time to spruce up your gift-giving game with Christmas charcuterie related gifts. Cured meats and cheeses, wine or accessories are sure to be a winning combination for people on your list that are foodies, cheese lovers or anyone that loves entertaining.