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A meat and cheese gift basket is one of the best food gifts for celebrating everything from birthdays and the holidays to friends moving into a new home. Not only do these savory sets come with a variety of meats and cheeses, but they also often include yummy extras like jams, crackers, and nuts for giftees to enjoy themselves or to keep guests satisfied while hosting. Oh, and let's not forget that a charcuterie board is super fun to make and can come out beautifully no matter your skill level.
Because no one can resist the temptation of grazing, we found the 15 best meat and cheese gift baskets available. Some are simple, perfect for anyone who's just getting into the charcuterie arts. Others are extravagant, ideal for the host who's now convinced they're a meat and cheese expert after their recent European travels. From classic, budget-friendly buys to extensive sets filled with tons of decadent treats and even wine, shop the best meat and cheese gift baskets that are sure to impress, below.
Gourmet Meat & Cheese Sampler Deluxe
For a diverse spread, this gourmet gift basket comes with roasted garlic, summer sausages, three flavors of gourmet cheeses, sun-dried tomato bruschetta, flatbread, and water crackers. Everything is packed inside a reusable wooden create, which is also super sleek.
Deluxe Arte Board & Baked Brie Feast
If they love brie, gift them this luxe feast. In addition to featuring 37 artisanal cheeses, it comes with three ready-to-bake brie pastries complemented by unique flavors like blueberry, vanilla, ginger and fig. What's more, the box includes a range of assorted meats, dried fruits, nuts, chocolates, and spreads for the ultimate tasting experience.
Deluxe Hearthside Gift Basket with Wine
This Harry & David gift basket is great for anyone who enjoys their snacks with a glass of vino. It includes an assortment of creamy cheeses, premium meats, and tasty sweets alongside the brand’s cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and royal crest red blends to mix and match. Munchies include everything from smoked salmon to chocolate chunk cookies for satisfying sweet or savory cravings.
Meat & Cheese Charcuterie Gift Basket
On top of featuring an array of meats, cheeses, dried fruits, crackers, and nuts, this gift basket includes a bottle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to give your treats a little extra edge.
Supreme Charcuterie Gift
Meat lovers, rejoice! Dartagnan’s charcuterie gift stars a range of handmade meats including wild boar saucisson sec, smoked duck breast, jamón, and pâté—each of which are produced in small batches by the brand. Pairable treats featured in the basket include Marcona almonds, Spanish honeycomb, and Cranberry Hazelnut Crisps.
The Charcuterie Box
When you don’t know whether to gift a sweet or savory delight, go for both! The Cheese Brothers’ charcuterie box has several blocks of Wisconsin cheese and Iowa black peppercorn garlic salami, as well as a cherry lavender jam for its finishing touch.
Wisconsin Cheeseman Lucky 13 Feast Gift Assortment
A whopping 13 different cheeses, meats, breads, spreads, and chocolates come in this salty and sweet meat and cheese box. What more could you want?
Meat and Cheese Gift Crate Deluxe
This gift basket has all the fixings of a classic charcuterie board: cheeses, meats, and a blend of sides like nuts and dried fruits. You can nosh on Monterey jack, brie, or merlot cheddar cheese while pairing it with the included summer sausage, pistachios, trail mix, and more.
California Crafted Meat & Cheese Gift Basket
While Wisconsin may be known as “America’s Dairyland,” California is a respected producer of cheese, too. This gift basket highlights cheeses cultivated from the state’s wine region as well as savory Volpi Italian Salame handcrafted in San Francisco. The cute willow basket the food comes also make this a superb option for those who like to host picnics.
Cheese and Sausage Combo Gift Basket
Want a meat and cheese gift basket that won’t cost a pretty penny? Consider The Wisconsin Cheeseman’s affordable box. It has four cheese blocks (Colby, sharp cheddar, Monterey, and brick) and three packs of sausage (classic summer, Italian summer, and garlic summer), all for less than $40.
Vegetarian Charcuterie and Cheese Collection
Who says vegetarians can't enjoy a good meat and cheese gift basket, too? This version has three meatless salamis, plus a collection of cheeses made from cow and sheep's milk.
iGourmet Connoisseur's Meat and Cheese Gift Box
This gift box is for the true charcuterie connoisseur. It comes with everything you need to make the best meat and cheese boards, from crackers to the spread; it even comes with the board itself.
Ponderosa Farmstead Snack Pack Gift Box
If you're looking for that all-American cheese, look no further. This gift box comes from a state widely known for its dairy: Wisconsin. Inside, you'll find three types of cheese, a spread, fancy string cheese, and cheese curds, along with some summer sausage.
Eli Zabar Charcuterie Board
If your focus is on the meats, go for this gift. It comes with six different seasonal pork products made in house from the iconic NYC brand Eli Zabar. Pair it with some crusty bread and a few cornichons, and your work is done!
Curdbox Cheese Subscription Box
Get the gift that keeps on giving when you opt for a subscription to Curdbox. They'll send an assortment of goodies to make an amazing meat and cheese board every single month.
Murray's Cheese Shop Burrata Lover's Collection
Whether plopped on a pasta dish or piled on roasted veggies, burrata is always a good idea. Everyone remains obsessed with it! So get that one friend who can't stop talking about it this gift box from one of the country's best cheese shops, Murray's. It comes with Castelvetrano olives and prosciutto, too.
Hickory Farms Hearty Party Gift Box
Get a whole party going just with this gift box. It comes with everything needed to make a full and fantastic charcuterie board—cheese, meats, crackers, and spreads.
BKLYN Larder Classic Cheddar Cheese Gift Basket
Cheddar enthusiasts, this one is for you. This gift basket comes with three different types of the cheese while accompaniments like gourmet crackers, dried fruits, nuts, and small-batch jam are selected to pair perfectly. You can even add meat selections to the gift box if you want.
Williams Sonoma Deluxe Cheese & Charcuterie Hamper
Go all out with this deluxe gift basket for the ultimate spread. It has cheeses from France, Switzerland, and Italy, along with salami, prosciutto, and Spanish ham and other accoutrements like olives, peppers, artichokes, and flatbread.
Carnegie Deli The Ultimate Feast
Okay, so this one might not include cheese, but what about cheesecake? Think of the ways you can wow your friend with this feast, which includes pastrami, corned beef, mustard, rye bread, potato knish bites, and sour pickles. Cheesecake makes for the perfect finale.
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