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What Birthday Gift Do You Get Someone Who Loves Food?

  • 3 min read

Most people associate sweet, sugary confections with birthday celebrations. Baked goods like cakes, cupcakes, and cookies are usually on the party menu. But food-obsessed birthday celebrants will appreciate savory snacks like cured meats and artisanal cheeses.

Nothing says celebration like a gorgeous charcuterie board! Just picture it: thin slices of hand-selected meats, carefully curated cheeses, and sweet and savory accompaniments. Grazing boards make a fabulous gift because the recipient gets to sample a delectable assortment of meats, cheese, fruits, nuts, olives, crackers and spreads. Each bite is a party in your mouth!

Charcuterie Gifts for Food Lovers

Birthdays are a big deal! It’s celebrating your food-loving friend, making yet another trip around the sun. That’s worthy of the best meat and cheese charcuterie gift. Grazing boards are also an excellent gourmet spread to enjoy with friends and family. Whether your friend, co-worker or family member is passionate about cooking or eating, they will love a gourmet charcuterie board for their special day.

What is Charcuterie?

Charcuterie is the culinary art of preparing and arranging cured meats with artisan cheeses, olives, fruits, vegetables, nuts, crackers, and spreads. The French developed the traditional art of charcuterie in the 15th century. Long before the invention of refrigerators, the charcuterie technique was necessary to preserve meat.

Modern-day charcuterie now includes a wide variety of foods and board styles. The basic cheese platter that once played a supporting role at holiday gatherings has now become the event's star. They are beautifully arranged and accompanied by fruits, olives, nuts, chocolates, crackers and spreads.

Edible Birthday Gift Ideas

Whether the birthday celebrant loves to eat or cook (or both!), they’ll enjoy an edible gift. Many automatically think of the fruit bouquets from Edible Arrangements when considering sending an edible birthday gift. They are cute and have their place in the gift world, but gourmet charcuterie is a better option for food lovers. Charcuterie is elegant and artistically arranged, making it an ideal gift for food-obsessed people. Eating decadent meat and cheeses is an exciting dining experience for the birthday celebrant as the various flavor profiles wake up the palette.

How to Give a Charcuterie Board As a Gift

Cheese and charcuterie boards are excellent birthday gifts, but you'll have to figure out how best to wrap or package them. Hand-delivering your birthday charcuterie appetizer may end up a mess before you even get it to the party. Packaging and shipping meats and cheeses yourself is expensive, and if you do not pack the perishable food items correctly, they can spoil during shipment and ruin your birthday surprise.

What can you do to avoid catastrophic charcuterie failure? Order your edible birthday gift from the experts at Boarderie. You can skip the grocery store and prep work by shopping for the best meat and cheese gift collection. Every Boarderie charcuterie board features only high-quality foods that have been hand-selected and hand-packed.

Our professional chefs created a fool-proof technique to pack each charcuterie board safely. The wooden board is carefully wrapped in food-safe plastic and tucked in an insulating jacket inside a sturdy box. The packing process includes cool packs designed to keep your birthday charcuterie gift chilled so it arrives fresh and ready to eat.

Complimentary Nationwide Shipping from Boarderie

Along with professionally packing your charcuterie gift, Boarderies offers complimentary shipping on every order. We ship overnight throughout the US, ensuring your gift arrives fresh and on time. You may also use our pre-scheduling feature to deliver your edible birthday gift on time to avoid missing your food-loving friend’s celebration.