15 of the best cheese gifts 2023
Discover our selection of the best cheese gifts, from artisan cheeses to award winning accompaniments and 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
Oliver Bonas wire shape gold metal cheese knives
- Available from Oliver Bonas (£27.50)
The geometric handles set apart these golden, contemporary cheese knives. The set also arrives in a nice box – perfect for gifting.
Oliver Bonas (£27.50)
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
Cheese board & Cutter
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.
Paxton & Whitfield raclette set for two
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.
Compact swivel cheese board with knives
- Available from Uncommon Goods (from £55)
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.
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Uncommon Goods (from £55)
Cuisinart sandwich maker
The Cuisinart was rated best sandwich toastie maker when tested by the BBC Good Food team, producing crispy, golden paninis, chunkily filled and oozing out the sides – perfect for making cheese toasties. Rather brilliantly, the toaster plates are also dishwasher-safe.
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VonShef round cheese board & knife set
30cm in diameter, this acacia wood board by VonShef has a slate topper and hides a tray beneath containing a stainless steel cheese fork, hard cheese fork, stilton knife and cheddar knife. A great option for anyone after a space-saving serving board for their favourite cheeses.
Cavallini & Co cheese poster
- Available from Stanfords (£3.99)
Cavallini & Co cheese poster
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.
The Just Slate Company stoneware gourmet cheese baker
- Available from Just Slate (£40)
This ceramic dish is a minimalistic but classy gift. Just pop a camembert under its lid and let the oven do the work. The slate trivet offers a heat-resistant and understated board for standing the hot dish on. A rustic mango wood cheese knife completes the set, perfect for scooping out every last gooey bit.
Just Slate (£40)
OPINEL N°10 corkscrew and cheese knife
- Available from Selfridges, £25
This corkscrew and Swiss knife hybrid is elegantly built for purpose. The stainless steel blade folds down into the beech wood handle for safe storage, transforming it into a corkscrew. Once the bottle's open, start slicing the cheese to accompany it.
The Cheese Geek 'Lionel' hamper
- Available from The Cheese Geek (£35)
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.
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.
Shropshire creamed honey
- Available from The London Honey Company (£7.40)
Creamed honey has a thick, silky texture. Paired with parmesan, you get the perfect combination of sweet and salty – don’t stop there, this honey will make anything you spread it on taste delicious.
The London Honey Company (£7.40)
Paxton and Whitfield Really Proper piccalilli
- Available from Paxton & Whitfield (£5.95)
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 (£5.95)
Peter's Yard sourdough crispbreads
- Available from petersyard.com (£3.95/200g)
A firm favourite with our team, Peter’s Yard artisan crispbreads started life in a Swedish bakery and are now batch-made by hand by combining sourdough, fresh milk, rye flour, wholewheat flour and honey. The result is a deliciously crisp cheese board accompaniment, perfect for cheese lovers.
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