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What Kind Of Cheese Is Good For Gift Baskets?

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A gourmet cheese basket makes an excellent gift option. It’s the perfect choice to celebrate a holiday, birthday or anniversary. You're gifting an experience as well as a flavor explosion. Cheese is the star of the show, but it can also include other tasty treats like nuts, crackers, fruits and chocolates. Everyone enjoys a delicious selection of cheeses, so you can’t go wrong giving the gift of cheese no matter the occasion!

Types of Cheese for a Gift Basket

Do you want to create a cheese gift basket but need help deciding what kind to include? Here are some tips to help you choose the right cheeses for your gift recipient:

Gourmet or artisanal cheeses - These are high-quality cheeses handcrafted in small batches with various flavors and textures, such as aged cheddar, Gouda, Brie, Camembert, Gorgonzola, and Manchego. The distinct flavors of artisan cheeses are appreciated by cheese connoisseurs, foodies and everyone in between.

Cheese spreads or dips - These are usually soft cheeses blended with other ingredients such as herbs, spices, fruits, or nuts to create delicious spreads or dips. Popular flavor profiles include garlic and herb, cranberry and walnut, or fig and almond.

Local or regional cheeses - Create a thoughtful and meaningful gift by including cheeses specific to a particular region, state or country. Many cheese varieties in America showcase local flavors and culinary traditions common in certain areas, such as Vermont cheddar, Wisconsin blue cheese or California goat cheese.

Cheese assortments or samplers - Gifting an assortment is an excellent option if you want to offer a range of different flavors, textures and types of cheese. These curated collections are typically a mix of hard, soft, aged, and flavored cheese. This provides a diverse tasting experience.

Specialty cheeses - These are made with unique ingredients, such as truffle-infused, wine-soaked, or fruit-infused. These can add a unique and exciting flavor element to a gift basket and offers an opportunity to explore new and distinctive flavors.

When choosing cheeses for gift baskets, it's essential to consider the tastes and preferences of the recipient, as well as any dietary restrictions or allergies they may have. Be mindful that this is a perishable gift, so choose cheese that will stay fresh throughout the gift-giving timeframe. To make your gift stand out, include various kinds of cheese based on flavor, texture, and type to enhance the gift basket.

What Gift Is Better Than a Cheese Basket?

Elevate your gift-giving game by choosing an artfully arranged cheese board from Boarderie rather than an outdated gift basket. These fun appetizers are an extraordinary way to celebrate a holiday or milestone. Your gift recipient will appreciate the quality of artisanal cheeses handpicked by our cheesemongers. Each cheese grazing board boasts a variety of small-batch handcrafted cheeses with distinctive infusions such as truffle, espresso, and wine. You'll also find exquisite fruit blends such as fig and rose, apple smoked and blueberry vanilla.

Boarderie cheese boards include a keepsake wood board and bamboo serving utensils in each gift. The best part is every cheese snack arrives chilled, fully arranged and ready to eat, with no preparation or arranging required! This makes for a thoughtful and well-rounded gift that is ready to go from the box to the table in minutes.

Ship a Cheese Board Gift Today

Sending a gourmet cheese gift has never been easier! Simply visit and browse the cheese and charcuterie boards. Select the one you think your gift recipient will enjoy and follow the prompts. Overnight shipping is complimentary and ensures your cheese gift arrives fresh and cool. For your convenience, you can schedule your gift delivery up to 365 days in advance and never miss a holiday, birthday or celebration again!