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Our Mother’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

It’s tough to celebrate Mother’s Day from a distance when what we really want to do is be with Mom for some quality time. Even if your usual get-together is on hold this year, you can still show that special lady you’re thinking of her.

Whether you’re sending gifts from afar or isolating together with a mom who’s a casual cheese fan or one who’s a seasoned connoisseur, you’ve come to the right place for cheesy Mother’s Day gifts she’ll love. Here are some of our favorite ways to show Mom you care.

cheese board guide for mother's day

Share a bountiful cheese board with her favorite wedges.

Going out for brunch is a classic Mother’s Day activity. But rather than trying to recreate the tradition at home with takeout, how about a spring-themed cheese board at home? 

All it takes is a few quality wedges, a good loaf of artisan bread, some tasty jams and pickles, and maybe a green salad on the side. Here are more than a dozen cheese board ideas to get you inspired, whether you’re shopping at your local supermarket or a specialty cheese counter. Serve whipped honey goat cheese with fresh berries for a sweet yet refreshing dessert. You could even make a batch of French goat cheese together with our simple tutorial and turn it into the centerpiece of a beautiful board. 

buy artisan cheese online 

Give Mom a cheese shopping spree. 

While the deadline to order cheese packages and subscriptions in time for Mother’s Day may have passed (It's a Monday, May 4th deadline for guarantee delivery), Mom can pick out her favorites from our online cheese shop with one of our digital cheese gift cards. For the mom who loves a surprise, sign her up for our monthly or quarterly cheese subscriptions. Each delivery will bring delicious new cheeses from small-scale American makers for her to enjoy.  

how to pair cheese and chocolate

Ship her the perfect cheese pairings. 

Complement a bundle of Mom’s favorite cheeses with a selection of complementary items to serve with them. Check out our cheese pairing guides for a little inspiration before you shop. We’ve paired everything from honey to gin with our favorite wedges, but chocolate is one of our favorites. 

You can even bundle all of Mom’s favorite things together by curating your own sets of cheese, wine, and chocolate. Our chocolatier friends at Milène Jardine are offering a 15% discount on items in their online store to our readers with the code CHEESECHOCOLATE. We love pairing their chocolates with cheese—try fresh chevre with their hibiscus mint truffles, or go savory with your favorite blue and their whiskey sea salt truffles. 

best gifts for moms who love cheese

Upgrade Mom’s cheese gear. 

If the mom in your life is a hardcore cheese lover, she’ll appreciate some new accessories or equipment to go along with this delicious hobby. In our experience, you can never have enough cheese servingware—like hand-carved wooden cheese knives, a beautiful cheese slate, or elegant cheese server.

If Mom is the type of caseophile who’s always got several of her favorite wedges in the fridge, you can help her enjoy them even more with a Cheese Grotto. It’s like giving her her very own cheese cave, storing cheese at the perfect humidity level so that her cheeses stay fresher longer. It’s more sustainable than cheese paper and looks beautiful in the fridge or on the counter. And if she’s into DIY, Mom can even use the Grotto to age cheeses on her own—even ones she’s made herself. 

How are you planning to surprise Mom on Mother’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments!

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