Murray’s Cheesy Guide to Valentine’s Day

V-Day is here! Love it or hate it, this traditionally romantic holiday is the perfect time to indulge, whether you’re single, have a partner, or plan on hanging with friends. We’re breaking down the perfect cheeses, collections, and sweet treats for every Valentine’s occasion–from romantic dates to dinner at home to a Galentine’s celebration, with something that’s sure to please every palate.

Romantic Date Night

Date Night Tower

If you’re one of the lucky ones who’s got a date for V-Day, we’re here to help amp up the romance. Whether you’re setting up a seductive spread at home or looking to gift something sweet to your sweetheart, we’ve got what you need to light the fire (and the taste buds). Grab a glass of bubbly and some candles and dive into these delectable options:

  • Date Night Tower: Built just for two, this mini tower is the ideal centerpiece for your romantic cheese and charcuterie plate, or a creamy appetizer to share before a seriously decadent dinner.
  • Rustic Bakery Mixed Mini Hearts: Perfect for easy gifting, cheese board decoration, or a post-dinner bite, these shortbread cookies from Rustic Bakery are as cute as they are addictively delicious.
  • The Florette Board: Setting the mood for romance is all about presentation, and this board is guaranteed to impress. With delicate cheese flowers, sweet dried pineapple, and fresh cherries, it’s the ultimate V-Day spread.

Casual Night In

Cacio e Pepe

For a lot of couples (and singles!) Valentine’s isn’t a big day for celebration, or a holiday when cooking at home can be even more romantic than going out. Whether you’re enjoying a night in with the TV or hanging at home with your partner, these picks are the perfect way to treat yourself to a little V-Day decadence without going all-out on hearts and Champagne:

  • Murray’s Delice: Creamy, rich, and delightfully whipped, this sweet cream-like cheese is the perfect way to indulge from your own couch–pair a fluffy wedge with a buttery cracker and a dollop of bright fruit jam.
  • Ultimate Cheese Board Collection: Even if you’re just eating in front of the TV, this easy spread is the perfect way to add a little glamour to your night in. Snack on four fan-favorite cheeses, three charcuterie selections, and a whole lot of sweet and crunchy accompaniments.
  • Cacio e Pepe: Pure Italian pasta bliss in 15 minutes? Sounds like a dream come true. Make dinner at home feel like a night at Little Italy’s best restaurant with this authentic recipe featuring our famous Parmigiano Reggiano.

Galentine’s Wine Night

White Wine Lover’s Collection

Get the girls together, because we’ve got all the right snacks and spreads to make Galentine’s an unforgettable celebration. Forget about romance, turn up the tunes, and dig into these sweet and savory selections that pair perfectly with whatever you’re pouring up for the evening, from custom cocktails to a bottle of white.

  • Alp Blossom: Bold, brothy, and coated in bright, Instagram-worthy flowers, this Austrian cheeses is a must-have for girls’ night. Guaranteed to impress on the cheese board as well as the ‘gram, it’s great with a big, juicy red.
  • White Wine Lover’s Collection: Pinot, Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc–they all go with this stunning selection of three decadent cheeses and a handful of gourmet sides like olives, sour cherry jam, and marcona almonds.
  • Cake Tier Collection: It’s the ultimate centerpiece for a fabulous and photo-ready Galentine’s night, with a specialty tiered cake stand from Boska to hold five rich and eye-catching cheeses and an abundance of snackable accompaniments.

Valentine’s Party

Best of France Cheese Sampler

Valentine’s Day parties can be complicated, but we’re here to make the menu simple with these crowd-pleasing collections. Whether you’re attending (or hosting!) a singles’ mixer, stoplight party, couples’ cocktail hour, or something in between, these easy snacking sets are guaranteed to be a hit among guests of all kinds:

  • Champagne Lover’s Collection: Pop the bubbly and pour a toast to this selection of three snackable cheeses and a whole host of sweet sides including olives, chocolate bites, and sea salt crackers.
  • Brie Baker Hosting Set: It’s impossible to go wrong with hot, melted cheese, and this collection of Murray’s Brie, fig spread, and a ceramic baker from Boska will have you serving up everyone’s favorite appetizer in just minutes.
  • Best of France Sampler: Six fabulous French cheeses in one package, what’s not to like? Build an easy cheese board instantly with this sampler set featuring favorites like Comte Saint Antoine, Ossau Iraty, and Muray’s Mini Brie.

Want some more V-Day gifting inspiration? Head over to our Valentine’s hub to check out what other sweet stuff we’ve got on deck.

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