Gifts for Cheese Lovers

So, what will you buy your discerning cheese connoisseur friend this Christmas? If you’re a little stuck – don’t worry, here are a few ideas for the different personalities out there.

1) Knives

‘A good knife maketh the slice’ (we made that up) but if you are going to cut cheese, do it with something decent. The cheese knife market is a dark hole that you may never return from, so here are a few that we like:

For the aspiring samurai..

Global knives have become a modern day classic and are made using traditional samarui sword methods. Global’s cheese knife is sure to spark conversations and will cut cheese beautifully. http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/global-gs-series-cheese-knife-14cm_313-77029119-GS10/

For those who love a story...

You can’t beat something that is handmade in small batches. Not strictly a cheese knife but a thing of beauty all the same. The good people at Blenheim Forge create their knives by hand in the workshop (much like ourselves). The ‘Petty’ knife will really make someone’s Christmas a special one! http://www.blenheimforge.co.uk/knives-shop/new-petty

For the practical...

This great little cheese knife / fork combo from Opinel is a great gift for anyone who loves a bit of cheese. The fork provides a welcome addition to the cheeseboard - serving as both a handle and support whilst cutting. https://www.boroughkitchen.com/opinel-knife-and-fork-set-for-cheese

For the Nomad...

There’s never a bad time to get the cheese out! Luckily, Victorinox have come up with the pocket cheese knife for those who simply cannot wait until they get home. https://www.victorinox.com/uk/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Large-Pocket-Knives/Cheese-Knife/p/0.8303.W

2) Pickles & Chutneys

A good bit of pickle or chutney should always be at hand, and if you have any leftovers it’ll work wonders on those inevitable post Christmas sandwiches.

‘Tis the season to be jolly and these Christmas specials will not disappoint… Hawkshead have the whole season sorted, good job really, there’s nothing worse then being caught short on the chutney front. https://www.hawksheadrelish.com/shop/products/gift-box-christmas

For the those who love getting stuck in...

If you love cheese, you probably love pickles and chutneys and there’s nothing better then getting stuck in and making your own (it’s a Butlers family tradition). However, as we can’t show you all how to do it, why not buy a masterclass gift voucher? Newton & Potts do some great courses: https://www.newtonandpott.co.uk/shop-1/masterclass-voucher

3) Stocking Fillers...

Lovely little treats to make the cheesy lover in your life smile on Christmas Day. An easy way to earn yourself some excellent brownie points to take into the new year!

For the board creator...

We love these cheese markers, and what a great little stocking filler for anyone who loves cheese and can’t stand repeating themselves over and over… https://www.thecheesesociety.co.uk/product/wooden-cheese-markers-bundle-of-5/

For someone who has it all...

Some people seem to have everything don’t they? Well we’re pretty certain not many people have a cheese wire. What better present for someone who loves to look the part. http://www.paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk/shop/accessories/boards/oak-board-with-wire.html

For the educated...

This book covers the topic of cheese in more detail then you could ever imagine. So for the cheese-loving bookworm there is no alternative, and no better way to read away the holidays. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oxford-Companion-Cheese-Companions/dp/0199330883/ref=sr_1_18?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511956953&sr=1-18&keywords=cheese+book

For the joker...

Everyone loves a terrible joke and what could be better then terrible cheese jokes? We pull them out every Christmas along with charades and other family party game classics. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-Cheese-Jokes/dp/184953859X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511956922&sr=1-4&keywords=cheese+book