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A Gift of Cheese?


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I'm trying to find a gift for a very hard-to-please future brother-in-law, and my sister suggested some kind of "cheese of the month" club. Has anyone ever given or received such a gift? Are there any notably good companies I should check out? Thanks so much for any suggestions!

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Thanks, qwertyy! My only reservation about Cowgirl is that the potential recipient lives in San Francisco and shops at their Ferry Building location quite frequently. I know he would still appreciate cheese, particularly since he wouldn't be paying for it, but I don't want to give him something he can easily get on his own (this is partially why he's so hard to shop for--if it's food-related and he wants it, he usually just goes out and gets it himself).

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Thanks, qwertyy! My only reservation about Cowgirl is that the potential recipient lives in San Francisco and shops at their Ferry Building location quite frequently. I know he would still appreciate cheese, particularly since he wouldn't be paying for it, but I don't want to give him something he can easily get on his own (this is partially why he's so hard to shop for--if it's food-related and he wants it, he usually just goes out and gets it himself).
How about Murray's? They do a cheese of the month club.

Murray's

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Artisanal Cheese in New York is a best bet for selection and quality. AC is well known for their affinage (cheese nurturing) and educational programs.

http://www.artisanalcheese.com/products.asp?dept=1015

If your future brother-in-law frequents Cowgirl Creamery - the offerings of some cheese of the month clubs might not impress him.

Cheese of the months can be pricey and might not please an experienced cheese palate. I would contact AC and ask for a single gift basket of interesting cheeses that are not offered on the Cowgirl Creamery web site (do your homework). AC carries lovely non-cheese items as well and can help you put together a great package.

Here is a link to their basket and gift suggestions.

http://www.artisanalcheese.com/products.asp?dept=1003

One item that caught my eye was the Exotic & Rare Cheese Collection. For $89 "A stunning treat for the palate as well as the eye of the experienced cheese lover, this collection grants access to some of the world's most unusual and sought after cheeses…" The charcoal crackers are intriguing. http://www.artisanalcheese.com/prodinfo.asp?number=13922

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