Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life. — Maya Angelou
It’s a well-known fact that we are lovers of all things charcuterie, so when I was contemplating which gift guide I wanted to create next, I knew it had to be centered around charcuterie. There are so many delicious things to choose from when perusing the Williams-Sonoma site, but these are just a few of my favorite selections that are sure to be palate-pleasers.
Marble Honeycomb Cheese Board
Add a sweet touch to gatherings with a marble cheese board adorned with golden bees. Finished with honeycomb-patterned etching, each hand-carved board is distinguished by rich natural hues and intricate markings. To help fruit and cheese stay cool, simply pre-chill the board in the refrigerator.
Slice and serve your favorite cheese!
European Cheese Crate
Take a culinary tour of Europe with this expertly selected collection of premium cheeses from five of the continent’s most significant cheese-producing regions – England, France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. They arrive beautifully packaged in our reusable wooden crate, making them an excellent gift for cheese lovers near and far.
Truffle Parmesan Olive Oil
Enhance your favorite foods with Olivier’s infinitely versatile infused oil. This premium California Arbequina extra-virgin olive oil combines rich, earthy French white truffles with aged Parmigiano Reggiano and Asiago cheeses highlighted by fresh chives and a dash of black pepper. Drizzle the savory finishing oil over roasted vegetables, toss it with pasta or sprinkle it on pizza, salad, or frittatas. It’s also great for dipping crusty artisan bread or fresh seasonal veggies.
Black Truffle Honeycomb
Experience true Southern comfort with this golden Georgia honeycomb, infused with fresh black truffles from Chuckey, Tennessee. Showcasing raw star thistle honey from Savannah, the completely edible honeycomb offers a delicious combination of flavors and textures, blending the honey’s delicate sweetness with the deep, earthy flavors of the truffles. It’s a great addition to a cheese board—or enjoy it on a baguette or in a grilled cheese sandwich. You can also use bits of the honeycomb to top everything from pancakes, waffles, and ice cream to your favorite salads. This extraordinary American honeycomb comes to us from Ian Purkayastha of Regalis Foods, a top purveyor of rare truffles and authentic truffle condiments for Michelin-starred chefs around the world.
Delicately sweet and aromatic, elderflower syrup adds complexity to everything from sparkling wine to gin. Our version is enhanced with lemon, agave nectar, and just the right amount of cane sugar. Add it to your favorite Champagne or cocktail, or combine it with sparkling water for a refreshing nonalcoholic spritzer. The versatile syrup is also delicious as a topping for pancakes, fruit, and ice cream, and as an ingredient in baked goods and glazes.
Deluxe Cheese and Charcuterie Hamper
Filled with specialty food from Europe’s finest purveyors, this collection ensures lavish antipasti spread and makes an unforgettable gift for your favorite foodie. The hand-selected delicacies range from Spanish ham and Italian salami to premium cheese from France, Switzerland, and Italy – all packed in our signature crate.
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Some really special items, great gift guide!