The Perfect Gifts for Your Cheese-Obsessed Boyfriend or Girlfriendby Julia Pizzi on December 10, 2012
Congratulations! You have scored yourself a significant other with impeccable taste. And what better way to honor your beloved than by giving him or her a gift that celebrates all things fromage? The problem with picking out gifts for a bona fide cheese lover, however, is that they probably already have the basics covered. So rather than giving them yet another slate cheese board (seriously, I had 6 at one point), here are some out-of-the-ordinary gifts for the turophile in your life.
Cheese Tasting Class
Even the biggest cheese aficionado could stand to learn a thing or two more about their favorite dairy product. If you live in New York City, the cheese class catalog at Murray’s Cheese Shop is something to behold. If you don’t, talk to a good cheese shop in your neighborhood; almost all of them will either offer tastings or know a place that does.
If your cheese-obsessed significant other likes the idea of cooking with cheese before eating it, why not get them a cookbook that focuses on their favorite ingredient? The Cheese Course is a varied collection of cheese-centric recipes, while Mac & Cheese focuses on one of everyone’s favorite cheese-based dishes.
Your cheese-obsessed significant other will clearly want to celebrate cheese not just for its deliciousness, but also for its beauty. This print would look great in any cheese lover’s kitchen (or bedroom — no judgment here).
State Cutting Board
Having an interesting collection of cutting boards is a critical part of being a cheese lover, and these wooden boards made in the shape of your state of choice fit the bill perfectly. You can even add a small heart cut-out in the location of your significant other’s hometown. Personalized cheese is the best cheese.
Is fondue cool again? Even if it’s not, it should be. It’s delicious, easy, great for get togethers, and has cheese as its primary ingredient. A bonus for giving your boyfriend or girlfriend a fondue set like this one? You can use it to make chocolate fondue at the end of your meal.
What does any cheese connoisseur really want for the holidays? More cheese, obviously. Beecher’s Handmade Cheese has excellent gift selections — just don’t leave the gift out under the tree. Have a live-in boyfriend or girlfriend, and can’t hide a cheese gift set in the fridge? Murray’s has a Cheese of the Month club comes with a downloadable welcome letter that you can give as a gift, and the first shipment is delivered a few weeks later.
Julia Pizzi is a lawyer and cheese lover living in New York City with her boyfriend, who she really hopes reads this post.