Find the perfect birthday present, Christmas gift or housewarming gift with this cheese lovers gift guide filled with over 100 cheese-themed gift ideas (grouped by personality and interests). From cheese-loving golfers and knife obsessed cheese fanatics to starving college students looking for their next cheese fix,
Why buy a gift based on their love for cheese?
Buying the right gift for someone doesn’t have to be torture or complicated, even though it sometimes feels that way, especially when trying to buy something for someone who has everything.
The mistake some people make when choosing gifts is buying something that they like instead of considering the interests of the person they are buying for. That’s why gifts for cheese lovers is so genius.
Cheese lovers have other interests and different personalities, and that’s how I’ve tried to organize this cheese gift guide-by trying to find the cross-section between their love for cheese and their other interests.
An example might be a
So no matter what their personality, interest or cheese-loving intensity, the one unifying theme about this gift guide is cheese.
Gifts For the discriminating “turophile” who appreciates the art of the table.
The official word for someone who loves cheese is “turophile,” but I think cheese-ophile sounds better.
In France, the art of entertaining, preparing and presenting food is called The Art of the table ( “Les arts de la table” or “L’art de la table.”)
These gifts are meant to appeal to anyone who relishes and practices the art of the table.
I guarantee these gifts will make their heart skip a beat.
Display and store your favourite cheeses, croissants and fresh pastries on this beautiful white marble platter under the glass dome lid. Perfect for any occasion.(Measures 7.5-inch/19cm diameter.)
Shanik’s 3 steps cheese board has a versatile and unique design. It comes with 3 pieces made of beautiful Acacia wood that can be placed based on your needs. Use it as a charcuterie board, cheese board, serving tray, and cutting board. Or use one piece at a time. It is up to you!
It has a storage bag to keep it stored away from dust, and the luxurious packaging design makes this perfect gift set for hosts and hostesses.
Print A Cheesy Birthday Card
Sometimes the perfect card to go with that perfect gift is a cheesy card like this one which you can download and print for free. Make sure you pick up some heavy stock paper to print it on.
For the cheese lover who is exacting, organized or a perfectionist.
Face it, we all know someone very particular. Placemats and perfectly sliced paper-thin cucumber slices, you know the type. Everything has to be juuuuuust so or else they go crazy.
These cheese gifts will appease their inner perfectionist.
Cut perfectly sized cheese everytime with this cheese slicer.
For The Aspiring Cheese Connoisseur
Charles de Gaulle once said, “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”
Actually, there much more than 246 varieties of cheese in France. Some estimate there could be as many as one thousand. More if you include cheeses from other countries. The best way to learn more about wonderful cheese and all its glory is study, taste and read about them. Here are some books that will help them do just that.
I've had this book for years. It's become my favourite French cheese reference book and is like owning a cheese bible.
It lists 350 different kinds of French cheeses, each accompanied by a colour photo, a short description of where and how the cheese is made and a short "essential facts" section that describes its weight, dimensions, milk fat%, the best time to eat, length of ageing, and kind of milk used (cow, ewe, or goat - and raw or pasteurized).
A wealth of his expertise to help cheese lovers on their path to connoisseurship from Maître fromager Max McCalman, author of The Cheese Plate and Cheese.
The perfect gift for cheese hobbyists and chefs alike! Max McCalman, puts a practical twist on wine and cheese pairings that include detailed information about the history, production and unique flavour of fifty of the world’s finest cheeses, as well as the accompanying information about the best wine varietals and vintages to pair them with. The easy-to-navigate swatch book format fans out to reveal the ideal wine and cheese match for any occasion.
This book examines some cheeses; the processes, places, and people who make them. Each chapter takes up a singular and exciting aspect of cheese: Why do we relish cheese? What facts does a cheese lover need to know? How did cheese lead to cheesiness? What’s the ideal way to eat cheese—in Paris, Italy, and Wisconsin? Why does cheese comfort us, even when it reeks? Finally, what foods pair well with which cheeses?
Fun Cheese Boards Based On Interests & Personalities
I said it before, cheese lovers come from all walks of life. Here are a few to match their interests or personalities.
OMG, Im in love with this set of 4 mini cheese plates. I think they would be perfect for picnics, cocktail parties, camping or for college students. Made of acacia wood, they have a built-in ridge around the border to help stabilize your small bites. Holds your wine glass thanks to a slit in the side of each plate to slide your wine glass stem. Great for single-handed mingling. Plates measure 9 by 6 inches.
This bamboo piano cheese board includes brushed stainless steel tools include a cheese fork, and pronged cheese knife, and a waiters corkscrew.
For The Cheese Lover Who Likes To Read Travel Books Or Travel Essays
The travel literature genre has existed since medieval times. I’m more of a historical fiction lover but if you know someone who enjoys travel literature, they might enjoy these books- especially since cheese is part of the story.
Part mystery, memoir, travelogue and history, The Telling Room introduces the reader to Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras, an unforgettable real-life literary hero, while also holding a mirror up to the world, fully alive to the power of stories that define and sustain us.
"A must-read for all who think of Spain as magical, who consider cheese as the ultimate gift of love, who love stories of betrayal, despair, revenge and redemption.”—The Wall Street Journal
Michael Pollan said this book was a “very cool book about the intersections of food and history” It was also featured in the New York Times. As told by a Franco American, this book explores the origins of the most legendary French foods and wines—from Roquefort and cognac to croissants and Calvados. It also reveals the social and political trends that propelled France’s rise upon the world stage.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 - 1826) was a French lawyer and politician from Paris. He gained fame as the ultimate epicurean and gastronome that spent the last twenty-five years of his life living peacefully in Paris and writing his book, which has been in continuous print since it was first published in 1825.
"The Physiology of Taste", translated from "Physiologie du goût"," is a charming and hilarious classic about the joys of the table. It's also a historical, philosophical, and ultimately Epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and dinner anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical.—a must-have book for the serious foody and Francophile who enjoys a bit of Bougie wit.
For The Cheese Lover Who Likes To Throw Big Dinner Parties or Big Family Meals
A how-to guide for crafting beautiful and delicious cheese boards. Marissa Mullen takes the guesswork out of the coolest thing to bring to any party or potluck: the cheese platter. The author uses a simple cheese by numbers method to guarantee a stunning cheese plate every time. Each cheese plate includes a key, which shows you exactly what to put on your grocery list.
This raclette machine is the ultimate cheese melter. It features 8 cheese raclette pans to melt your favourite cheese in minutes An essential addition to any party, get-together or gathering- right there on your tabletop!
For Cheese Fondue Lovers
Also great for big dinner parties and family night is tabletop fondue for one or many. Fondue pots are also great for melting chocolate.
This 200 ml ceramic fondue pot makes fondue fun and easy. No stove needed. Warm the cheese up in the microwave, and keep it warm with a tea light candle- no lighter fluid, No cords.
Includes ceramic pot, wooden base, 2 fondue forks, and 1 tea light. Since 1896 Boska Holland has created cheese wares that started in the heart of the Netherlands.
Nonstick electric fondue pots solve the issue of cheese getting cold on the table and getting stuck to the pan. The cheese wipes away easily. This one has eight fondue forks with a ring attachment that holds them in place in the pot. It also has an adjustable temperature control for convenient operation and a magnetic breakaway cord for added safety.
This adorable ceramic fondue pot has the cutest landscape of a cablecar with the Swiss mountains in the background. It's also very versatile. Safe for use on a cooktop, in the oven, the microwave or with any traditional fondue burners. This set comes with 6 fondue forks, a ceramic pot that is easy to clean and dishwasher and fondue forks. It also comes with a wrought iron rechaud (8-hole fondue burner Fondue pot has a 2.8-quart capacity).
For anyone who loves savoury cheese filled
You know crepes! Maybe you even love them, but how much do you really know about France’s second favourite desert? Want to learn more? Here are some fun and fascinating facts about French crepes.
This 8-Inch Non-stick crepe pan by Chefmade is the perfect pan for budget-minded chefs who want to make the perfect crepe. Works on Gas, Induction and, Electric Cookers. It has an Insulating Silicone Handle so you don't burn your hands while flipping crepes or pancakes.
Comes with a Crepe spreader = Rozell / rateau, made of bamboo.
For anyone who thinks cheese is grate: Cheese graters
There’s more than one way to skin a cat. There’s also more than one way to grate cheese. From fine parmesan shavings to paper thin rosettes, here are the tools cheese affectionados are looking for.
Multi-Purpose cheese grater and vegetable Slicer - Speeds up your job. Has 3 interchangeable blades that make slicing, shredding and grinding easy.
This next gift idea is called a girolle, a French favourite. Pictures don’t do it justice. It’s easier if you watch the video.
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For Crafty Cooks And Do It Yourself Cheese Lovers
For that person who fanticises about becoming a cheesemonger, loves creating cheesy crafts, or bakes cookies in funny shapes, here are some absolutely adorable gifts they’ll love.
Beautifully designed, simple to follow instructions and recipe book
Makes homemade cheese in around an hour. The Queen liked the cheese from this kit so much, it was awarded an MBE for services to the Food Industry at Buckingham Palace!
- Contains all the ingredients to make 10 different cheeses across 40 batches. Just add milk!
- Mozzarella, Ricotta, Mascarpone, Cypriot Style Cheese, Greek Style Cheese, Scottish Crowdie, Labneh, Goat’s Cheese, Queso Blanco, Paneer.
An ideal introduction to making cheese at home. Filled with simple advice and straightforward recipes, this book makes it easy for you to start crafting your own scrumptious cheeses. No experience needed.
For The Cheese Lover Who’s A Vegan
I’m not a vegan, but I became one for four months when a vegan friend stayed with us during confinement. It was just easier that way, and I wanted to give being a vegan a try.
It wasn’t easy, but I learned a thing or two like things which you think might be vegan, like tofu hot dogs, aren’t always vegan because they may contain egg whites.
Of course, cheese was off the menu, which was frustrating, but I learned to make some vegan cheese alternatives and fell in love with
My point is that it’s hard being a vegan. Make a vegan. It takes a lot of thought so go ahead and make a vegan happy with these vegan products that most home chefs will appreciate.
Contains everything you need to make 6 dairy-free vegan cheeses: Mozzarella, Ricotta, Mascarpone, Cypriot Style Cheese, Greek Style Cheese and Parmesan
Whether you’re trying to go vegan, you’re lactose intolerant or you just want to try a vegan version of your favourite French cheese, here are eight recipes you can make at home. Put them on a cheese plate or add them to your favourite French food recipes like French onion soup or Croque monsieur.
Plant-Based non-dairy cheese for those who are lactose intolerant, vegan, or simply a lover of options. Cashew Cheese, Dairy-Free Cheese, Gluten-Free, Vegan Cheese - Variety 4 Pack 6oz Each: cracked pepper, Italian herb, spicy, and plain cashew nut cheese.
For The Cheese Lover With A Cheesy Sense Of Humour:
Sometimes you need a fun gift that will make someone smile. These cheesy gifts will do the trick.
This tote says it all. We all have superpowers.
Keep your most valuable foods away from prying fingers with this clear Compact and Hygienic Lockable Box for Food. I really need one of these to keep my precious cheese safe from cheese lovers in my house. It's roughly the size of a large shoe box.
For the College Student Who Has To Have Their Cheese Fix
Collegs students or newly departed young adults will appreciate these cheese themed gifts even if you don’t.
This retro-looking yellow toaster was made for making thick grilled cheese sandwiches. The extra-wide slots let you add whatever you like. And the toasting baskets keeps everything in place and makes it easy to pull out of the toaster. College students will love it.
For Cheese Lovers Who Also Love Wine
Wine or cheese gift? Kill two birds with one stone with these cheese and wine themed gifts.
Your diner party guests will never have to guess which glass of wine is theirs with this set of six food-grade silicone wine glass charms. Comes in a set of 6 and fits stemless and stemmed wine glasses.
Cheddar, blue, edam, brie, Mozerella and come cheese.
This adorable wicker picnic basket is fully lined and fits 2 bottles of wine, cheese, or whatever you want to bring on your picnic for two.
Includes two each: wine glasses and cotton napkins, plus a corkscrew, bottle stopper, cutting board and cheese knife
For Eco-Conscious Cheese Lovers
These gifts will help that cheese lover save the planet one plastic
This vintage style tea towel/dishcloth is made with 100% Cotton and has a cotton twill hangtag. Pictures 20 different cheese from various countries including France, the UK, Holland...
It's beautiful enough to use for wrapping gifts, Furoshiki style. Perfect for anyone who is tired of throwing away gift wrapping paper and wants to save the planet.
Keep your cheese, meat and food fresh while reducing plastic waste with these reusable food wraps. Made from 100% organic beeswax cotton and jojoba oil; making them biodegradable compostable and much better for the environment.
Handcrafted in Vermont. Reduce your plastic waste and spoiled food with this pack of 3 beeswax food wraps. Wrap cheese, fruit, vegetables, and bread. Cover a bowl or pack a snack for your next adventure. - 1 Small, 1 Medium, 1 Large
The Cheese Vault is a small silicon box that lets your cheese breathe and prevents moisture build-up by wicking it away and preventing mould. The included Insert creates two smaller compartments for storage. Place unwrapped cheese in the container. Write the name of the cheese and the date directly on the box, put the lid on and store it in the refrigerator. No more digging through the fridge trying to locate the source of the stink.
Knife Loving Cheese Lovers
Everyone should have a proper cheese knife but these cheese knives are in a class of their own.
This combination of tools can take on every type of cheese: hard, semi-hard, and soft.
INCLUDES: Mini Cheese Slicer, Mini Cheesy Knife, Mini Cheese Knife, and Mini Soft Cheese Knife, with the names of 4 kinds of cheese on the handles. Gouda, Brie, Blue and Parm.
Cheese Lovers Who Love Picnics, BBQs’ & The Outdoors
One of the things I’ve noticed since moving to France is that people still enjoy wine and cheese no matter where they are. That includes, picnics, camping and outdoors in general.
These gifts will let them enjoy their favourite meal (cheese) no matter where they are.
Bring this portable bamboo table with you to the beach, a bbq, or camping and stick it the ground. It has slots to hold 6 wine glass stems. Comes with a wine bottle opener and 4 cheese cutting and serving utensils that are held onto the board magnetically. The wood stake disassembles and also attaches to the table magnetically for portability. This thing is awesome.
Serve your favourite cheese or snacks on this portable folding tray. The wine glass and wine bottle holes keep everything secure- nothing will spill. Perfect for sipping wine in bed, at the beach or on a picnic. Just slip this portable tray into your backpack, picnic bag or beach bag and enjoy.
Actual Cheese For Cheese Lovers
Sometimes the best gift you can get a cheese lover is cheese. Not just any cheese.
For French cheese lovers. Try 8 different types of French Cheese: – Brillat Savarin, Pont L'eveque, Berthaut Epoisses, Petit Livarot, Camembert, Delice, Crottin Maitre, Crottin De Champcol
Wonderful farmhouse cheeses: Cashel Blue: farmhouse blue cheese from Tipperary. Dubliner: a mature Cheddar. Cahill Farm Cheddar with Porter Ale is visually intriguing. creamy Shamrock Cheddar: aged 12 months and has a sweet, grassy flavour.
Camembert and Brie Cheese Lovers
Brighten up someones home with this funny screen printed cotton flour sack towel.
Sweet red bell peppers are slowly simmered with smoky ancho chilli to create this bold yet mild burst of flavour. Its the perfect addition to serve alongside any cheese plate. I especially like it with Brie and Blue cheese. Made from 100% natural ingredients (utilizing as much California grown ingredients as possible)
For Cheese Lovers Who Like Kitchy And Cute Mice
These cute mice themed gifts are perfect for cheese lovers. Everyone knows mice love cheese.
For Quirky Cheese Lovers Who Aren’t Afraid To Show It
Blue cheese isn’t for everyone
Signs for cheese lovers
Know a cheese lover who needs a little wall art? Here you go.
Costumes For Cheese Lovers
I’ll let the pictures speak for themself.
Games & Books For Cheese Lovers With Young Children
Pretend charcuterie snack set for kids ages 3 years and up. With the kid-friendly knife, kids can pretend to cut salami, brie cheese, pull-apart grapes, and serve crackers. Comes with 2 fabric napkins, 2 faux-marble plates, and a wood-accented cutting board.
A fun game to add to your collection for family game night. 3 to 6 players, ages 8 and up.
The object of the game is for the person with the Cheese Touch to pass it along to as many other people as possible by winking at a "victim." When a "victim" is winked at, they must silently count to five, and announce to the group that they have the Cheese Touch.
Contents: Game board, 6 movers, game cards, card box, cheese piece, game die, rules
Onesies / Creepers With Cute Cheezy Sayings
Cheese loving Pet Treats & Toys
We can’t forget about our four legged friends who love cheese.
KONG makes dog treats to meet the instinctual needs of dogs to chew and play. This irresistible and delicious bacon and cheese flavour dog treat paste is a convenient and no-mess solution-Keep your hands clean. Stuff your KONG rubber toy to extend play.
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