Great cheese is an underrated gift. It’s festive, universally liked (you’ll find a form of cheese in all countries) and most people don’t treat themselves to it.  It's also an easy gift, from specialty cheese gifts for cheese lovers to cheese gift baskets for a birthday gift, it's all just a click away.

Since we are obsessed with cheese curds, Jasper Hill Blue and real gouda (believe us everything else you’ve had just doesn’t compare), Murray’s Cheese is a no brainer spot.  That's what we suggest but you can buy much of this stuff anywhere with a quick google search.

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What type of Cheese to Gift?

Cheddar Cheese Gift Baskets

People love cheddar. Aged cheddar, cave-aged cheddar, sharp cheddar, it doesn’t matter because cheddar is a crowd pleaser. Especially if you are gifting a not too gourmet guy who enjoys a beer. A case of craft beer and a selection of Vermont cheddar and a couple grilled cheese sandwich recipes is a great gift idea for that guy or anyone.

American Artisan Cheese Gift Baskets

There’s incredible cheese in America. All around the country artisan cheese makers are handcrafting, small-batch cheese that is winning awards on a global scale. Just go for any American sampler, you can’t miss.  Buying a cheese gift online this way helps your recipient get the best American cheese delivered.

The Cheese  and Meat and Pantry Gift Baskets

A more traditional cheese gift basket will be a winner for the hard-to-shop-for- type. Look for great crackers (we like Potter’s or Castleton's or Hayden Flour Mill), some amazing preserves like Blackberry Farm and 3 Little Figs and of course cheese. If you want to throw in some charcuterie, try La Quercia or Creminellis.

The Cheesy Conclusion:

Cheese really is an easy gift for food lovers but also just people who don’t want anything. If you shop at Murray’s Cheese or even Amazon and avoid those giant lifeless cellophane covered wicker baskets you’re going to win the heart of your gift recipient.

Mantry's Smoky Mac & Cheese Recipe


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