The Best Cheese Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20—and if the dad on your list loves cheese, you’ve come to the right place to find the perfect gift. These are our recommendations for cheese gifts that dads will love—and if you can’t decide, let Dad do the shopping with a digital gift card that’s good for any of the cheese, gear, tastings, kits, and classes in our online store

Artisan Cheeses from American Makers

small cheese and charcuterie board

For dads who love trying new things, pick out one of the cheese bundles in our online store, like this five-cheese pack from Vermont’s Cellars at Jasper Hill, a trio of goat goodness from Yellow Springs Farm, or a selection of aged sheep’s milk cheeses from Vermont Shepherd. 

Want Dad to feel the love (and remember your great gift) well beyond Father’s Day? Consider a monthly or quarterly artisan cheese subscription, which will introduce him to new makers with each shipment. 

Cheese Boards and Knives

 black cheese board and cheese knives

Maybe Dad has the cheese sourcing on lock, but his gear collection could use some new toys. Check out our collection of sleek yet sturdy servingware, from our hand-carved bamboo knives to our new writable black resin cheese knife, which lets you label each utensil with its corresponding cheese. We’ve got circular slates, swanky servers, and even home cheesemaking kits, too. 

Cheese Storage

humidor for storing and serving cheese

Get Dad “the Mercedes-Benz of cheese”—a Cheese Grotto of his very own! Go for the roomy Classico if he’s a serious connoisseur (or likes to make and age cheese at home), the Fresco for regular cheese eaters, the Mezzo for more casual consumers (or smaller spaces), or the petite Piatto for the dad who likes to focus on a single great wedge at a time. 

If he’s a real gearhead, make sure to pick up a hygrometer to go with it. That way, he can make sure the humidity inside the Grotto is always on point. 

Virtual Cheese Tastings 

If you can’t be with Dad in person this year, you can do the next best thing: learn about (and eat!) lots of tasty cheese together over Zoom with the guidance of one of our friendly and helpful resident cheese experts. Our Father’s Day virtual tasting on June 20 features the adventurous and delicious combination of artisan cheese, chocolate, and tequila cocktails—grab tickets here!—or you can snag him tickets for our virtual halloumi cheesemaking class on June 27. 

Want to get the whole family together for a private virtual tasting or home cheesemaking class for the occasion? We can do that, too! Check out the options and get in touch with us to set up your event. 

Cheese Experiences

 beer and cheese pairings

If you are lucky enough to get to hang out with Dad on Father’s Day and want to show him you care with a beautiful cheese board or cheese and beverage tasting, we’ve got a ton of great guides you can use! 

Here’s how to build the ultimate cheese board. And you can learn how to combine cheese with all kinds of delicious drinks—like whiskey, amaro, beer gin, and wine, not to mention honey, chocolate, jam, and sweets—with our pairing guides.  

If you really want to put yourself into a Father’s Day gift this year, you can make Dad some homemade cheese like mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone, feta, or even fresh chevre. And if you’re making brunch, dinner, or any meal in between for the occasion, check out our summer cheese recipes and our grilling with cheese guide!

How are you showing your appreciation to the dads in your life? Tag us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @cheesegrotto and let us know!

Alexandra Jones is a writer, cheesemonger, and food educator who has been working with farmers and artisans in Pennsylvania for the past eight years. She has written for publications like Food & Wine, USA Today, The Counter, Civil Eats, Thrillist, and the Philadelphia Inquirer and is one-third of the team behind Collective Creamery, a women-powered artisan cheese subscription based in southeast Pennsylvania. Alexandra leads cheese tastings and teaches cheesemaking classes in and around Philadelphia, and we are honored to have her on our team.

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