Cheese Gift Baskets
Cheese gift baskets can be a great option if you want to give a gift to someone you think has everything. Cheeses have become quite popular in many circles and are a welcome gift to anyone.
If you would like to give a cheese gift basket to someone without much knowledge on fine cheese and their flavors, you may want to include only one gourmet style cheese in the basket. You can select many high quality domestic cheeses which will appeal to a broad spectrum of people. Including too many cheese flavors can overwhelm those without much experience in cheeses.
Cheeses are widely available in just about any supermarket. If you are looking to select some good quality cheeses for a cheese gift basket, you may want to head to a gourmet store for some assistance. Cheese mongers or cheese stewards are very well versed in cheese flavors and are more than willing to inform you of their knowledge. They can make recommendations on flavors and trends as well.
Once you have selected a few varieties of cheeses to include in a cheese gift basket, you will want to include some cheese accessories. Cheese knives are designed specifically for cutting cheese, so a specialty cheese knife will be appreciated in any cheese gift basket. You will also need to include cheese spreaders if you intend on giving soft cheeses in the basket. To store cheese properly for short term use you can include a cheese dome and matching board. These are usually made of a nice quality glass and wood and can be found in any price range.
If you are giving cheeses which may be unfamiliar to the recipient, you can also include a nice cheese guide book. This will serve to inform them as to the best way to serve cheese. They can learn how temperature affects flavor and what food items are best paired with which cheeses. It can also offer them an opportunity to explore cheeses more.
Additional items to consider including in a lovely cheese gift basket are wines and crackers. Most better liquor stores will be able to recommend wines to pair with cheese in addition to the cheese steward at the local gourmet store. They can help you discover complimentary flavors. Crackers are not only tasty items in a cheese gift basket, they are often necessary when enjoying softer cheeses.
Educate yourself when you want to give cheese items as gifts. What you learn can be applied to any cheese gift baskets.
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