At GiftTree we’re passionate about artisanal cheese and crafting the perfect presentation to create an exceptional culinary experience for the turophile in your life. Whether it’s cheese with wine, fruit, cured meats, or other uniquely delectable snacks, we’ve got you covered.
The cheese we select for our specialty gifts is vetted to favor small, local farms, individual batch craftsmanship, and delicate aging. We also feature many gold medal and blue ribbon winners at State Fairs from across the nation.
Here’s a quick sampler of our assorted cheese gift baskets and cheese-related gifts.
An ever-popular bestseller no matter the season, this assorted cheese gift basket comes with two desirable options depending on the type of cheese and pairings your special someone is into. The Gourmet & Cheese Sampler option features Beecher’s Flagship Smoked Cheddar, Sartori Basil & Olive Oil Asiago, the sweet & creamy Beemster Dutch Vlaskaas, and, my personal favorite, Barely Buzzed with Espresso Lavender Rub. Pairings specifically chosen for these rich cheeses include Cheddar and Chive Flatbread Crackers, Sweet & Hot Stoneground Mustard, and Bellentani Tuscan Herb Salami.
The Deluxe Cheese Sampler option is an even more selective collection, featuring award-winning Wisconsin Bellavitano Black Pepper Wedge, as well as the Sartori Asiago and Barely Buzzed. The main difference besides the Wisconsin is acclaimed Flat Out Good Crispbread and Oregon Quince Paste (which I honestly can not stop eating if it’s in my vicinity).
Both options come in a vintage wicker picnic suitcase with a beautiful hand-tied satin ribbon.
The fruit version of the Artisan Cheese Hamper offers probably the best combination of all the hampers. They’ll get the Barely Buzzed, Sartori Asiago, and the Dutch Beemster but also crisp and sweet NW Fuji apples, ripe Bosc pears with Quince paste, Italian Herb & Tomato Flatbread and a rich assortment of lightly salted roasted nuts. I like this option the best because you get well-balanced palette-pleasers that incorporate the creamy cheese with the nuts, the sharp cheese with the sweet fruits, and a savory flatbread perfect for slathering with quince and stacking thin slices of cheese and fruit. It’s just altogether wonderful.
Personalized Gourmet Stone Cheese Slate
The first time I saw this gift I was totally wowed by its elegant, modern presentation and timeless quality. It’s the ideal gift for someone who hosts regular wine-tastings or as a housewarming gift, and comes with three award-winning cheeses: Sartori Asiago, Wisconsin Black Pepper, and Dutch Beemster Gouda. The complimentary personalization is a traditional monogram and the board’s sturdy construction guarantees a lifetime of culinary enjoyment.
Select Charcuterie & Gourmet Cheese Hamper
This one is certainly a cheese “plus” type of gift. The Sartori Basil & Olive Oil Asiago, Beemster Vlaskaas Gouda, Wisconsin BellaVitano Black Pepper Wedge and Parrano Gouda would be enough to satisfy the choosiest of cheese enthusiasts. But add to that Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Smoked Rainbow Trout, Smoked Salmon Pate, Cold-smoked Alaskan Salmon Nova Lox and Columbus Dry Salami and you have flavor pairings in a gourmet cheese experience that’s hard to beat. Of course the basket is also full of premium crispbread, nuts, sweet & savory spreads, and gourmet chocolate to balance out the richness of the cheese pairings.
Everything is packaged in an insulated picnic cooler with a zippered lining and secure leather shoulder strap. It’s one of the most impressive gifts we offer and a picnic experience like none other.
Also see the Gourmet Delicatessen Hamper for cheese-related gifts with a similar sampling of pairings, and stay tuned for a review of my favorite artisanal cheeses.