Celebrate National Cheese Day!

Celebrate National Cheese Day!

You may want to be sitting down for this… TODAY 🧀 IS 🧀 NATIONAL 🧀 CHEESE  🧀 DAY. June 3rd is National Cheese Day!!! Every year, Americans eat about 30 pounds of cheese, and if you’re French, it’s closer to 50. For cheese lovers, the word “love” doesn’t quite go far enough to describe our passion and devotion to cheese. Whether oozing out of a sandwich, melting on a nacho, piled on pizza or sliced on its own, cheese is the most important culinary creation in the history of the world.  The conclusion? Cheese is necessary for the continued survival of the human race. And so, today is that sacred day  to honor the glory and majesty that is cheese. Here at GiftTree, we think the best way to celebrate cheese day is by sending a fellow cheese-lover one of these top-rated gifts. Top Rated Cheese & Charcuterie Gifts for National Cheese Day   Top Shelf Cheese & Charcuterie Basket All-natural, salty, creamy Prosciutto from Niman Ranch is joined by Danish blue and smoked apple walnut cheeses, olives and Fermin Salchichon Iberico. crafted from wild pigs who roam the hillsides of the Iberian Peninsula feeding only on acorns. Honestly, tasting is believing! Iberico ham is prized all around the world.                   The French Connection Relax in luxury with this spread of French cheeses and charcuterie that’s nothing short of magnifique! World-renowned Murray’s cheese makers cut every cheese to order, gently wrapping it in specialty paper and shipping with ice packs to preserve its perfect condition.               Gourmand’s Cheese Selection A...
Great Gifts for the Keto & Low Carb Lifestyles

Great Gifts for the Keto & Low Carb Lifestyles

Let’s face it – food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So it’s only natural that food makes a wonderful gift! Whether the recipient is personal or professional, giving high-quality delectable food gifts is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit. However, what if the person you’re shopping for is on a restricted diet, like Keto, Atkins or Low Carb? That’s where GiftTree comes in! Here are some great Low Carb and Keto gift ideas! Low-carbohydrate, and more recently, Ketogenic diets have seen a surge in popularity. Opting for high-fat, low-carb and low-sugar foods pushes the body into a mode where it’s burning fat for fuel, rather than getting its energy from the intake of sugar and carbs. Many Americans are choosing to fill up on meats, cheese, eggs and veggies, while avoiding sweets, pasta, potatoes, bread and rice. We have tons of options that are perfect for recipients who are living the low-carb and Keto life.   Gift Ideas for Keto & Low Carb Diets The French Connection Relax in luxury with this spread of French cheeses and charcuterie that’s nothing short of magnifique! Each artisanal cheese is cut-to-order by world-renowned Murray’s cheese makers, gently wrapped in specialty paper and shipped with ice packs to preserve its perfectly cool condition. Presented in a rustic wooden crate, it’s a gracious offering for those with excellent taste.                   The MaĂ®tre d’Selection Premium charcuterie including Toscano Fennel Salami and Jamon Iberico. Widely considered to be the world’s finest ham, Jamon Iberico de Bellota originates from free-range hogs that roam the oak forests of Western Spain...
The Best Cheese I Ever Ate

The Best Cheese I Ever Ate

What’s the best cheese you ever ate? It’s not an easy question to answer, especially if you’re a cheese lover. This Sunday, January 20 is National Cheese Lover’s Day, and if you’re anything like us here at GiftTree,  the word “love” doesn’t quite go far enough to describe our passion and devotion to cheese. To us, cheese is probably the most important culinary creation in the history of the world. Plainly put, cheese is necessary for the continued survival of the human race. With this Sunday being that wonderful day to honor the glory and majesty that is cheese, we think the best way to celebrate is telling the cheesiest stories we know. The Best Cheese I Ever Ate Cheese Tales from the GiftTree Tastemakers   “They say a song can take you back to a place, a time, and evoke your favorite memories.  That’s all well and good, but you can’t eat a song.  What you can eat is cheese, and my recommendation is Pedrozo Dairy & Cheese Company’s Black Butte Reserve. This golden wheel of glory is all that is best and bright in the world.  Made only in the spring time, when the Northern California grasses are tender, green and wave like the seas, this cheese is aged to perfect sharpness.  Each bite starts with the sweet hint of verdant fields and grows into notes of caramel and then finishes with the sharp tang that begs for another taste.  It’s the perfect noshing cheese, and not for the faint of heart! ” – Jen *** “The best cheese I ever ate is Époisses, from Burgundy. I love ‘the good stink’...
Talk to the Tastemakers

Talk to the Tastemakers

From the Tastemakers: A Curation of Noteworthy Gifts from GiftTree’s Experts Welcome to Tastemakers – the weekly feature of GiftTree’s favorite foodie delights! As the authority in all things delicious, we love to share the stories and ideas around our favorite epicurean gifts.   Explore the Epicurean Collection Here >> Discover Fine Wine Gifts Here >>   Talk to the Tastemakers! Chocolate? Cheese? Fine wine? What kinds of deliciousness would you like to know more about? Talk to the Tastemakers in the comments below!...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Wine & Cheese Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Wine & Cheese Edition)

Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments. July 25 – that’s right, TODAY, is National Wine & Cheese Day! Today’s the day that we celebrate the definitive duo – wine and cheese. The pairing of wines and cheese has a long tradition. Across wine-producing cultures, many have approaches to pairing wine with local cheese, contrasting the complexities in sweetness and acidity.   Wine and cheese pairing makes the perfect gift and an even better party. So what will it be tonight – warmed Brie with cool and tangy Sauvignon Blanc? Maybe you’re in the mood for a sharp English farmstead cheddar and a glass of Cabernet. (Hint, hint: our Gourmand’s Cheese Selection has Brie and English Cheddar.) Looking for helpful advice to pairing wine with the right hunk of cheese? Match the flavors in your glass to the cheese on your plate! Check out The GiftTree Guide to Wine and Cheese Pairing.   Comment Below What’s your favorite wine and cheese...
The GiftTree Guide to Wine and Cheese Pairing

The GiftTree Guide to Wine and Cheese Pairing

Get ready – next Monday June 4th is National Cheese Day – that perfect day devoted to cheese lovers. But if you’re anything like us here at GiftTree, the word “love” doesn’t quite suffice for our passion and devotion to the dairy delicacy. In the United States, Americans eat an average amount of 30 pounds of cheese a year (can you believe that? I can.), but of course the French have us beat at 50 pounds per year. We love cheese oozing out of a grilled cheese sandwich, piled high on pizza, melted on the perfect nacho… but today we’re setting the bar higher and talking about cheese’s ultimate companion – wine. The worlds of both wine and cheese are intricate, complex and storied, to say the least. There are so many varieties of wine, and even more types of cheese out there, so it can be tough to know what wine is going to be the best companion to this or that particular type of cheese. Behold The GiftTree Guide to Wine and Cheese Pairing! Using this simple guide, you too can match the flavors on your cheeseboard to the wine in your glass and make some palate magic. We’ll start with popular varietals of wine and build from there – keep checking this blog post as more pairing ideas are added. Onward! White Wines Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling – the creamy vanilla and buttered toast aromas and flavors of Chardonnay pair perfectly with light-colored, surface-ripened soft cheeses. Even if your Chardonnay is unoaked and possesses more brightness than that of the oaked varietal, it’s good to know...