The Butchery package
Whether your dad’s a budding butcher or is already proficient at preparing Sunday lunch, this package will be sure to teach him a new trick or two…
A meat manual for the discerning cook, the much praised Ginger Pig Meat Book will tell you everything you need to know about buying, cooking and preparing meat.
£16.75, The Ginger Pig
Combine dad’s newfound knowledge with the best tools for the job. Victorinox are the preferred knife brand of professional butchers, perfect for boning and beyond.
From £10.39, Butchersequipment.co.uk
The Cheese package
Don’t let Christmas be the only time dad eats quality curds. This package will keep the cheese fan happy all year round…
Like a wine club with less of the commitment. An expertly selected, seasonal collection will arrive on your dad’s doorstep. Choose from a variety of options, from a single delivery to the ultimate 12 monthly installments.
From £36, The Fine Cheese Company
Fortnum & Mason, biscuits for cheese barrel
Spread your cheese on suitably fancy biscuits with this selection from Fortnum & Mason, complete with a very British biscuit barrel.
£16.95, Fortnum & Mason
The food foraging package
If your parent loves nothing better than being at one with the great outdoors, a food foraging package could be the start of a lifelong passion…
Available up and down the country, these courses will teach you what is safe to eat and where to find it.
Prices vary, foodforagingcourses.co.uk
Foraging: The essential guide to free wild food, John Lewis-Stempel
A practical guide to finding and preparing food from land to shore, this book also caters for urban dwellers and provides recipes for your foraged bounties.
The Beer package
Tis the season to be jolly… so why not indulge dad a little with this beer package.
Complete with tasting notes for over 500 beers, the history of brews and guides on how to match your favourites with your food, this atlas is essential reading for those partial to a pint or two.
Brewer for a day
For a real insight, get them the gift of experience and send dad to a brewery to discover what really goes into making his favourite beers.
Are you buying a foodie gift for dad this Christmas? What will you be putting under the tree?