BYOG: Build Your Own Gift

Forget everything you think you know about gift baskets—we’ve got a whole different kind of edible arrangement for you. Our gourmet and themed collections have long been a hit of holiday parties and dinner spreads, so consult with your inner foodie and create one of your own (think of it as a “Cheese” Your Own Adventure game). With our Gift Builder tool, making a customized gift basket has never been easier—just take your pick of cheese, charcuterie, specialty food, and tools or apparel, and let our Murray’s professionals handle the wrapping so you are able to make your own cheeses and gourmet goodies to make the perfect gift. Take a look at some of our favorite suggestions for creating a holiday gift that’s packed to the brim with only the best from Murray’s.


Naturally, cheese is the star of the collection, so it sets the tone for the whole gift basket. Looking to create a theme? Start with what you know about your cheesy base. Take our Annelies, for example—a famed Swiss known for its mild, sweet hazelnut palate with hints of butterscotch and cocoa, perfect for creating a cozy package of warm, hearty flavor. Or, craft a decadent collection based on Murray’s La Tur, a creamy cake of blended milks with a lactic tang. The latest collaboration to come out of our caves, Project Snowbird, sets the stage for an accessible, snackable pairing with its stout-washed rind and robust, springy profile.

Murray’s La Tur


Meat and cheese are like peanut butter and jelly—they’re great on their own, but together they’re perfection. We like to pair by characteristics of place and flavor, but if you’re stuck on the right charcuterie, stick with something classic and mild, like our Prosciutto San Daniele. Fresh from Northern Italy, the carefully aged ribbons of delicate meat have a velvety mouthfeel and subtle texture, making it an ideal accompaniment for whatever cheese you’ve chosen.

Specialty Foods

Now that we’ve got the essentials, it’s time to add a little sweet and savory flair—supplementing the main attractions with small snacks and gourmet treats is a key element of any gift basket. Some of our favorites? Dried fruits, nuts, and preserves. Our pantry is stocked with the best bites, such as our Preserved Walnuts, a rich, all-natural blend of cinnamon and allspice with traditional nutty flavor, or another winter favorite, Preserved Pumpkin, a satisfyingly crunchy stunner that sweetens up any spread.


The ribbon on top of a delicious collection? A custom accessory from Murray’s. Whether it’s one of our cheese tools or some branded apparel, we’ve got the perfect final touch on your holiday gift basket. For Murray’s fans, our funky I Heart Cheese Key Chain is an ideal stocking stuffer to spruce up a gourmet package. And if you’ve got beverages on the brain, our Murray’s Say Cheese Diner Mug is a cheesy way to enjoy coffee or mulled wine.

And that’s a wrap—literally! Once you’ve selected your items, Murray’s professionals will package your customized collection in one of our signature Murray’s gift crates, and you’ll have the perfect present ready to go under the Christmas tree or for holiday delivery.

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