Christmas. The season for sharing valuable time with friends and loved ones. Time with those who don't live so close these days. Time with those who we've not seen all year. As everyone heads home for Christmas, lights twinkling and singing festive carols, it's nearly time to gather the mulling spices and put the finishing touches on the presents.
This Christmas, we’ve curated a list of things we love, to give you a helping hand with gift ideas. From epic cheese hampers to books to spend an afternoon with, we hope you enjoy discovering some of our favourite ideas.
Nkuku Cheese Knife Set
Forged from brass and finished in brushed silver, this set of artisanal cheese knives are an essential accompaniment to the cheese board. From a hard clothbound cheddar to a soft brie, these tools will help any cheese lover build their crackers high and mighty.
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Quicke’s Signature Hamper
With three award-winning Quicke's cheeses, chutneys, crackers and fruit for cheese, this hamper is filled to the brim with comforting food for feasting - great for tucking into on Boxing Day with the leftover turkey.
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Cheese & Dairy River Cottage Handbook No. 16, By Steven Lamb
The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the whole story behind what you put on the table; and as Steven Lamb explains in this thorough, accessible guide, the key ingredient is milk. Steven explains how you can try your hand at making a range of dairy products, as well as delicious cheesy recipes to try out.
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For the discerning cheese lover who isn't a fan of cling film or foil, these wraps made by UK company The Beeswax Wrap Co. are a great eco-friendly storage solution for cheese in the fridge. They're biodegradable, they're reusable and the beeswax is sourced from the UK, most of it within 11 miles of their workshop. Simply wash with a cold soapy cloth and hang out to dry before using again and again.
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Quicke’s Cheese Tour
See the art of making great cheese. With a unique behind the scenes experience day, we'll show you from the ground up how we craft world-class cheese at Home Farm. From the grass and soil to the cows and the cheese stores, you will learn how and why our cheese tastes the way it does. Don't worry, you won't leave without tucking into a tutored tasting where you'll enjoy the complexity and diversity of the Quicke's range.
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Rustic Wooden Hand-Carved Chopping Board
A chopping board is a pretty obvious gift choice for a cheese lover, but nothing can beat the hand-crafted chopping boards made by the talented Rosie Brewer on Dartmoor in Devon. Using a variety of wood types, shapes and techniques, each board is unique and beautiful in its own way.
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Cheese Course with Academy of Cheese
If cheese is more than just a hobby, give the gift of learning with a cheese course with the Academy of Cheese. From Level One through to Master of Cheese, the student will learn how to taste, process, make, mature, grade and more. An ideal gift for the cheese lover who likes to know subjects in depth or take their interest to the next step with an industry-recognised qualification.
With Love Project: For the love of food
For the love of food is a beautiful coffee table book produced by With Love Project. It's full of stories of British producers who are championing great produce and doing so in a sustainable way. Whether it's creating new markets for kid meat, or foraging gin botanicals from the side of Snowdon, hand diving for scallops on Skye, or making award-winning cheese in Devon, this book is made with real love. We are so proud to be featured in this book, and any food lover will easily lose a few hours with their head in this masterpiece.
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