Don’t know what to get for your beloved friend on his or her birthday? Perhaps, you want to welcome a new neighbour with a housewarming gift? Giving gifts is an important element of human relationships. It defines and strengthens bonds with friends, family and lovers. That’s why, instead of going for the most obvious choices, you can make it more memorable by giving unique gifts such as cheese baskets. After all, who doesn’t like food gifts?
What should you do?
Posh cheese gifts are the way to go to please your new neighbour, friend or loved one. You can never go wrong because it is easy to pair with anything. It can balance out and complement a wide variety of different foods. They can choose to use the cheese as a chief ingredient when they are cooking or baking. They can also make a spread, or sauce out of it or they can use it as a garnish. Better yet, they will serve it as a main course during a wine and cheese party.
Unlike other food gifts, cheese gets better with age. Cheese is more compact and has a longer shelf life than any other food gifts. What’s more is that cheese is not only valued for its portability and long life, but also for its high content of fat, protein, calcium and phosphorus. Hence, what you are giving is very healthy and nutritious, making it very beneficial for anyone.
You can choose by type, aroma, texture and taste. For example, you can choose if you want hard cheese or soft cheese. You can also choose if you want cheese with a fruity, mild or tangy flavour or a cheese which has a creamy and sharp taste. Some of the most famous cheeses are cheddar, brie, feta, gouda and mozzarella as a few examples.
It is important that you know how to give cheese as gifts. Fine cheese must have a good presentation as well.
Steps for making a cheese gift box:
- First, you have to line a gift box or a wooden basket with a decorative packing material or place a layered filler at the bottom of the basket. This can be a crumpled decorative paper, shredded cellophane, fabric or straw.
- Next, it is important that you include other complementary food and the accompanying tools that one needs to thoroughly enjoy the gourmet cheese. Fill the basket with a cheese board, a jar of chutney, honey, almonds, and/or gourmet crackers and maybe a couple of spreading knives.
- Add the tightly plastic-wrapped artisanal cheese(s) of your choice.
- Finally, add a menu card inside the basket which indicates the type of cheese(s) you are sending so that the recipient knows what exactly they are getting.
Cheese is such a simple gift and yet, when you take the time to create this perfect gift box, you understand the importance of the relationship you have with the recipient.