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.
Best gifts for cheese lovers
The Just Slate Company stoneware gourmet cheese baker
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. Available from:
Just Slate (£40)
Boska tealight fondue set
Chocolate or cheese – you choose. That’s the beauty of fondue. This little pottery pan is dishwasher- and microwave-safe and comes with a mahogany plank, two stainless steel forks and tea lights. It’s the perfect size for a tapas-style fondue to share.
Paxton & Whitfield – The British Cheese Essentials box
Paxton and Whitfield is Britain’s oldest cheesemaker and has packed this box full of huge chunks of versatile cheeses, making it a great one for families. Our box included a creamy Westcombe cheddar, Cote Hill blue and nutty red leicester. Plus, they’ll last a couple of weeks in the fridge.Available from Paxton and Whitfield (£35)
Gourmet cheese marble cheese board with slicer
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. There’s also the opportunity to make it extra-personal by engraving into the acacia wood. Available from:
Farrar Tanner (£25)
BOSKA ceramic cheese bowl 11.5cm
We love the printed parmesan design on this ceramic cheese holder. 11.5cm across, it’s the perfect size for passing around the table. Keep it full in the fridge and the design will help keep the cheese cold when it’s out.
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
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.
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.Related review:
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Oliver Bonas bird gold metal cheese knives
The palm leaf and tropical bird handles set apart these golden, contemporary cheese knives. The set also arrives in a nice box – perfect for gifting. Available from Oliver Bonas (£24)
VonShef round cheese board & knife set
30cm in diameter, this acacia wood board 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. Available from VonShef (£24.99)
Marble and mango wood board
This cheese serving board is available in grey or white combinations of mango wood and marble. The wood is sustainably sourced from farms that only cut back wood once they’ve finished producing fruit. And the marble? The Taj Mahal uses the same.Available from Not on the High Street (£29)
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. Available from:
OPINEL N°10 corkscrew and cheese knife
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
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
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
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.Available from Trouva (£7.50)
Paxton and Whitfield Really Proper piccalilli
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.
Peter’s Yard sourdough crispbreads
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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