15 of the best cheese gifts 2023
Discover our selection of the best cheese gifts, from artisan cheeses to award-winning accompaniments, plus cheese boards made from sustainable materials.
When buying for a cheese lover, you can’t go too wrong with a gift in homage to their favourite fromage.
We recently brought you some of the best cheese subscriptions that can be delivered directly to your door, tried and tested by the BBC Good Food team. Now we've rounded up a selection of gifts perfect for any cheese aficionado.
From delicious cheese board accompaniments including chutneys and biscuits, to raclette sets, cheese knives and multi-tiered serving boards, discover some of the best gifts for cheese lovers with our ultimate gift guide.
For more inspiration, discover our favourite gifts for foodies, picks of the best vegan cheeses and our guide to creating the ultimate cheeseboard with BBC Good Food buyers' guides. There's also a host of reviews by our experts to help you buy the best kitchen equipment.
Best gifts for cheese lovers 2023
The Cheese Geek 'Lionel' hamper
- Available from The Cheese Geek (£36)
Voted the best cheese subscription for cheese nerds by our team, the ‘Lionel’ is filled with chunks of adventurous and well-balanced cheeses. The company’s aim is ‘to make eating and exploring cheese easier and more fun,’ and with around 600g of cheese per box, this is a great place to start.
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The Cheese Geek (£36)
The Cheese Life by Mathew Walker
For some Christmas Day reading, The Cheese Life is packed with inspiration. As well as ideas for cheeseboard curations and pairings, there are plenty of indulgent cheesy recipes from a decadent five-cheese macaroni to a feta and tomato tart.
Compact swivel cheese board with knives
- Available from Uncommon Goods (from £52)
Made of stainless steel and bamboo, this four-tiered server transforms from one wedge into a full round for sharing cheese. Depending on the size of set, a stainless steel cheese knife, cheese fork and additional flat cheese knife are included.
Uncommon Goods (from £52)
Le Creuset stoneware Camembert cheese baker
What better comfort food than a gooey melted camembert, served with plenty of crusty bread for dipping? This bold stoneware dish is the perfect vessel for cooking and serving your cheese in style.
M&S Cheese Accompaniment gift box
- Available from M&S (£30)
If you know a cheese lover who definitely already has enough cheese lurking in their fridge, gift them this clever box of tempting accompaniments instead. A smart way to instantly upgrade a festive cheeseboard, this box of extras includes crackers, chutneys and four mini bottles of port.
olive magazine cheese hamper
- Available from olive shop, £49.99
Our sister brand olive has curated their very own cheese hamper to treat the cheese lover in your life. It includes three varieties to showcase the best of artisan English cheese, including iconic Colston Bassett stilton, a complex Somerset cheddar from Westcombe Dairy and creamy Sussex Camembert. The hamper is completed with The Fine Cheese Co's crisp Bath squares, apricot and pistachio toasts and a jar of tangy piccalilli to create the ultimate British cheeseboard. You can also opt to upgrade to the cheese and wine hamper, with the addition of a bottle of Portuguese red wine.
olive shop, £49.99
Judge cheese board & cutter
- Available from Judge (£15.50)
Marble is a great surface for cheese because of its natural ability to stay cool. Although some hard cheeses take a bit of oomph to slice, this board has its own wire for helping you cut chunks evenly.
Snowdonia Black Bomber & Chutney gift pack
- Available from Snowdonia Cheese Company (£8.50)
We love this mini gift pack for a stocking filler. This festive cheese and chutney pairing combines a 200g wheel of Snowdonia's signature Black Bomber cheddar with a jar of classic caramelised onion chutney.
Snowdonia Cheese Company (£8.50)
OKA cheese knives set
- Available from OKA (£35)
This smart set of cheese knives from OKA will add a stylish note to a dinner party when the cheeseboard comes out. Its four stainless steel tools are differently designed for different styles of cheese, depending on whether you need to slice or scoop, and all have comfortable bamboo handles.
White truffle honey
- Available from The Truffle Hunter (£12.95)
Truffle honey is an indulgent accompaniment to sweet or savoury goodies but when paired with cheese, the heady flavours of each are enhanced. This one by Truffle Hunter is a combination of glossy acacia honey and white truffle, producing a sweet and earthy flavour.
The Truffle Hunter (£12.95)
Paxton & Whitfield raclette heater
- Available from Paxton & Whitfield (£35)
Made in Switzerland, the oozy, melty nature of raclette can bring the warmth of Alpine chalets into your own home. This mini set for two comes with two spatulas, raclette pans, eight tealights and a stand for creating delicious dishes draped with raclette.
Paxton & Whitfield (£35)
Anthropologie three cheeses bauble
- Available from Anthropologie (£22)
If you're seeing someone ahead of the big day, this fun bauble is the perfect addition to a cheese lover's Christmas tree. Check out our full round-up of the best foodie baubles for Christmas for more inspiration.
The Fine Cheese Co. toast for cheese selection box
- Available from The Fine Cheese Co. (£12.60)
The Fine Cheese Co. has a wide selection of crackers, toasts and accompaniments to make even the most simple of cheese nights a gourmet occasion. Our top pick is this selection of interesting fruity toasts that trump any plain cracker: from apricot, pistachio and sesame seed to dates, hazelnuts and sesame seeds.
The Fine Cheese Co. (£12.60)
Cavallini & Co cheese wrapping paper
- Available from Stanfords (£3.99)
This Cavallini & Co poster features some universal favourites, from roquefort to cheddar. Printed on Italian archival paper, it looks just as good wrapped around a gift as it does framed on a wall.
Paxton and Whitfield Really Proper piccalilli
- Available from Paxton & Whitfield (£6)
Traditionally made in Yorkshire, Paxton and Whitfield’s piccalilli is packed with cauliflower, green vegetables and celery seeds; brought together with a spicy mustard sauce that cuts through cheese with a punchy tang.
Paxton & Whitfield (£6)
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