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.