Mother’s Day 2021: The Essential Gift Guide

It’s Mother’s Day! No matter who takes on the role of “Mom” in your life, we’ve got the perfect picks to make this year’s celebration a memorable one. From delicious gifts to brunch spread favorites, we’re sharing our best and brightest selections that are guaranteed to please.

Classic Cheese

No Mother’s Day spread is complete without cheese. For a spring cheese board or platter, we love anything light, bright, and colorful. A must-have? Buttery bloomies and triple creams. Our Mini Fromager D’Affinois Triple Cream Excellence is a sweet little round that’s bursting with milky decadence, and pairs perfectly with just about anything, from baguettes to fruit jams or honey. Next on our list is cheddar with a twist: our exclusive cave-aged Tawnyhall is a riff on our best-selling Stockinghall Cheddar that’s been infused with rich tawny port to give it notes of toffee and maple (as well as an eye-catching red marbled exterior), turning this snackable cheese into a luxe treat.

And for the more adventurous cheese lover, we love a flower-coated beauty that’s packed with bold flavor like Alp Blossom. This Austrian favorite combines notes of caramel, warm broth, and sweet onions to create a complex cheese that’s topped with bright local flora.

Collections + Towers

Don’t want to curate your own cheese board? No worries–we have a few collections and stackable cheese towers that are ideal for any Mother’s Day get-together. Notably, our Mother’s Day Sampler, a sweet little roundup of six fan-favorite cheeses that are designed to suit any palate and be served with accompaniments of your choosing. For something a little more robust, we recommend taking a trip to Paris with our French Connection collection. This spread features our top cheeses, meats, and deluxe bites from France, and makes for a delectable cheese and charcuterie plate with a glass of Champagne.

If you’re looking to take your celebration up a notch, head over to our selection of cheese towers and grab a stylish, crowd-pleasing stack. OurTower for Two is the perfect seasonal treat for a small gathering, with three beloved cheeses that provide an eye-catching base for your own edible decorations and pairings.

Sweet Treats

Now that your cheese is sorted, let’s dig into something sweet. Our favorites for Mom? Chocolates, honey, and artisanal baked goods. When it comes to chocolate, our standout selection is packed with unique and gourmet bars, but for this Mother’s Day, we can’t get enough of the Lychee Rose Dark Milk Chocolate. Award-winning producer Fossa Chocolate infuses the 52% Tanzania dark chocolate with rose tea for a delicate floral essence, and then tops it off with dehydrated lychee to add a pop of tropical fruit flavor and a satisfying crunchy texture. Keeping with the sweet theme, our line of raw organic honeys are the ultimate accompaniment for any cheese board. For something mild and floral, try Mieli Thun Millefiori Wildflower Honey–a bright, approachable honey that’s ideal with soft goat cheeses and milky selections.

And if you need something simple and reliable, just head to our selection of Rustic Bakery cookies and biscuits. From chocolate to lemon and vanilla bean, their line of shortbread bites make a tasty substitute for basic crackers.

Savory Favorites

Sweet treats deserve a little something savory to go with them, so don’t skip out on our favorite mouthwatering selections for charcuterie and more. Get ultra-luxe with Tanara Culatta, a richer and more prized type of meat similar to Prosciutto di Parma. Made from the same hogs, the curing process differs slightly, as only the most tender part of the leg is removed and cured individually, resulting in a decadent, silky, and luxurious prosciutto-style ham.

And if meat’s not on your menu, try something equally umami like our new Truffle Mac and Cheese. We added bits of real black truffle to our famous three-cheese blend to create a ready-to-heat dish that will turn any simple spread into a five-star meal. Our Mac ships frozen nationwide, and arrives ready to be warmed in the oven for instant satisfaction.

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