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If you can yell “Wensleydale Gromit!”, with total confidence when facing a buying a present for a cheese-lover then by all means buy some cheese for your Grand Fromage. However, if you aren’t sure about their taste in cheese then the safer bet would be to go for one of the many cheese accessories, and peripherals surrounding cheese that you can buy for a cheese-lover whose taste can be very parmesan indeed!

There are absolutely loads of people offering “cheese related” items, including The Fine Cheese Company in Bath http://www.finecheese.co.uk/weddingcakes.htm, who offer of all things a cheese wedding cake, personalized to your tastes, and presumably could be adapted to a Christmas cake should someone require it!

The Fine Cheese company also offer gift vouchers and, a Cheese Master Class which you can buy for a prospective cheese-lover for Christmas without the worry of getting the wrong cheese. You can subscribe them to one month’s subscription or an entire year. Each package includes three interesting cheeses and appropriate crackers (weighing approximately 700g), and accompanying notes from a cheese expert.

A monthly cheese class costs GBP 32.50 including overnight delivery to UK mainland.
6 classes cost GBP 175 delivered – if paid for in advance.
12 classes cost GBP 330 delivered – if paid for in advance.

Other ideas rather than actually purchasing the cheese yourself is one of the many beautiful items produced to slice, store or cook the cheeses chosen. The Teddington Cheese company (who also incidentally have a Cheese club of their own) offer a Cheese Safe. It is made of wood and glass and is an absolutely lovely piece of kitchenalia that any foodie would love to have in their kitchen.. The safe comes in a large 35 GBP holding 3kg of cheese across two layers, and for those with a smaller kitchen perhaps, a small sized safe costing 25 GBP and holding 2kg cheese over three smaller layers

http://www.teddingtoncheese.co.uk/acatalog/Teddington_Cheese_Gift_Shop_6.html

Another item from the same site which looks as lovely as the job it does with the cheese is a Girolle. This is a French implement which can be purchased for it’s looks or for its true purpose, to pare away the surface of the Tete de Moine cheese whose taste is improved by serving it in this fashion. This retails at GBP 39.95.

Also, for those who like to grill their cheese and perhaps, meat too, this company offers a Raclette & Grill for 85 GBP. This grill uses using a lava-grill stone on which meat can be cooked and 6 coated pans to cook cheese.

Finally, if your cheese-lover really would yell “Wensleydale Gromit!”, then perhaps a browse around the Wallace and Gromit online store would be in order. http://www.aardmarket.com/wg/products.php?dept=1018, boasting a pair of Wallace and Gromit kitchen scales, and an Anti-pesto cookie jar, they aren’t directly cheese related but will probably delight a cheese-lover of a certain vintage.

Reference:
1. 25 Christmas gift ideas for the cheese lover in your life – Cosmopolitan
2. Popular items for cheese lover on Etsy

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