There are people who love cheese, and then there are people who really love cheese. Don’t know the difference? One will never say no to a free sample of Cheddar at the supermarket, the other has oat crackers on their person at all times and constantly smells like Stilton. We would know, because we are certified cheese lovers. And trust us, there isn’t a single gift on this list that we wouldn’t be absolutely hyped to receive. Plus, you’ll be supporting some of London’s best restaurants and cheese shops in the process.
A Very Fun ‘Eat More British Cheese’ Print
Seeing as your mate once cracked out a wheel of Camembert at the theatre during a showing of Othello, this person probably doesn’t need any more encouragement to eat cheese 24/7. And yet, there’s no denying that this funky print by The Cheese Bar is gold. Come on, it’s a block of cheese with a hat and a bow tie, who doesn’t want to look at that everyday? If you’re looking for something a little less pricey, they’ve also got an ‘I Ate All The Cheese’ tote bag and vouchers for their online store.
A Tasteful AF Cheese Board From Brindisa
Brindisa is the kind of great little tapas spot that is perfect for a round of charcuterie, cheese, and a bottle, or two, or three, of wine. But if you know someone who would be into recreating that whole candlelit, spread of delicious nibbles thing at home, we give you Brindisa’s cheese board. For just under £25, this 100% acacia wooden board not only screams ‘hello chef’, you can also pair it with one of Brindisa’s cheese boxes. Plus, let’s not pretend you’re not secretly hoping they say a big thank you by inviting you round for a cheese-packed dinner party next year.
The Ultimate Fan Merch, A Pecorino Tee
Your partner refers to cheese as their dairy deity. Do they love pecorino more than you? Honestly, it’s best not to think about it. Instead, order a jolly knock-off of a classic Palace tee - Palace replaced with the word Pecorino - from Wine And Rind’s online shop. Because nothing says ‘FASHION’ like proudly wearing your love for Italian sheep’s milk. On top of the tees, they’re also selling books and Tom and Jerry long-sleeve sweaters as part of a collaboration with Paris based illustrator, Ermsy.
Artisanal Cheese Literature By ‘The High Priestess Of Cheese’
We use the word literature here very, very loosely. But who needs narrative when you’ve got countless pages of artisanal cheesespiration. ‘Cheese’ written by an award-winning fromager at La Fromagerie covers the world’s best artisan cheeses, their history, and the traditions surrounding them. Basically, it’s the perfect gift for anyone who wants to be a cheese aficionado. For £30 you get a signed copy with a foreword by Jamie Oliver, and Nigella Lawson refers to the author as ‘the high priestess of cheese’ which is potentially the greatest accolade of all time.
A Fondue Set And The Ultimate Stocking Filler, Chutney
What do you get for the person you’ve seen attack a block of Shropshire Blue like a rabid street rat? A fondue set of course, so they can find new and even more alarming ways to consume masses of cheese. Casual wine and cheese shop Provisions are not only delivering classy navy tote bags, gift vouchers, and a cheese grater for pros, they’re also selling a cute little reusable fondue set for two. If perishables aren’t a concern, you can also go for their DIY fondue kit that comes complete with bread and cheese. Whichever you end up going for, we’d recommend pairing it with a jar of their pear chutney for peak cheese-lover elation.