Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Think Local: Cheesy Gifts

I was browsing through what may well be one of the cheesiest blogs in the Northwest, Tami Parr's most excellent Pacific NW Cheese Project, and came across several ideas I thought I'd pass along for some local holiday giving:
  • Give a gift basket of NW cheeses, or have your favorite cheesemonger put together a selection for you. Great for under the tree or as a special hostess gift.
  • Luan at Foster & Dobbs is offering a Cheese-of-the-Month club for your favorite cheese-head. There's a three-month minimum, and it can be picked up at the shop, delivered within Portland or Fed-Exed to your loved one.
  • For that über-local touch, Tami's book, Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest: A Discovery Guide is great for browsing or using as a guide for your very own tasty tour of the best the region has to offer.
  • Several new cheese books have come out this year, including one that Tami calls "the most comprehensive book on cheese available today." Check out her recommendations here.
Photo by Tami Parr, Pacific NW Cheese Project.


Zupan's Markets said...

Zupan's Markets also has some delectable cheeses available as gifts for the cheese lovers on your list this year! Our resident cheese expert at the Burnside store is a great person to talk to if you're looking for a good gift!

Kathleen Bauer said...

Thanks for the tip!