2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate With Cheese Made in DFW

Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses that make DFW a better place to live. For the next consecutive twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Cheese Day. If you’ve got a product that you want included, send me an email with your information and a picture. This list will often be updated, so don’t fret about deadlines. We’re here to serve you guys.

Photo by Katy Gurley

Mozzarella Company

2944 Elm St., Dallas

Owner Paula Lambert writes: “We have a wonderful variety of cheese selections and baskets that are perfect for the cheese lover on your list. All our cheeses are handmade here in Dallas in Deep Ellum. They are local and they are delicious. Our award-winning cheeses have been part of “tasteful” holiday celebrations for 30 years!  We even have a special cheese that we only make at this time of year called “Christmas Cheese.”



Scardello Artisan Cheese

3511 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas

Ultimate Appetizer $85
With everything you can imagine to start the party, this box is filled with a hand-made salami, 1⁄2 pound of Farmhouse cheddar, parmesan crisps, pickles, crackers and a jar of olives. Serves 6-8.

Italian treat $95
With a focus on products from Rich’s ancestor’s homeland, this box is filled with a 1⁄2 pound of delectable Parmigiano-Reggiano, 1⁄2 pound of Pecorino Romano, olive oil, a hand-made salami and crackers. Serves 6-8.

Fondue $45
Make the perfect fondue with three 1⁄4 lb pieces of handmade mountain cheeses! The box includes crackers and preserves. Serves 3-4.

Best of Texas $55
Impress your out of town guests with three 1⁄4 lb pieces of handmade Texas cheeses, local chocolate and local honey. Add a Texas beer or wine for $15 or $20. Serves 3-4.

Beer Lovers $45
Everything you need to go with great beer: three 1⁄4 lb pieces of beer- friendly cheeses, handmade salami, whole-grain mustard and crackers. Add large-format beer for $15. Serves 3-4.

Charcuterie $60
This gift combines the art of curing meat with the traditions of cheese. The box contains two handmade salamis, two 1⁄4 lb cheeses, crackers, mustard and pickles. Serves 6-8.

The Classics $45
Simply five 1⁄4 lb pieces of the world’s most classic cheeses from the regions that made them famous: a triple crème from France, a mountain cheese from Switzerland, a cheddar from England, a sheep’s milk cheese from Spain and a blue from Italy. Serves 10-12.

Cheese of the Month $45
Our Cheese of the Month Club offers three hand-selected cheeses. The selection each month will vary in texture, milk-type, region and flavor. The Cheese of the Month Club is a great way to try something new and seasonal. You’ll also receive an information sheet with pairing notes. Pick- ups will take place the first full weekend of each month. Call for shipping/delivery options. Approximately 1.5 lbs.

Sommelier Selection Tier Two $100
Selected by Certified Sommelier Marco Villegas, Tier One features three different, yet affordable wines for any occasion. This can be a one-time gift or monthly.

Sommelier Selection Tier Two $100
Selected by Certified Sommelier Marco Villegas, Tier Two features two rare, age-able, high-quality wines. This can be a one-time gift or monthly.

**The gift boxes can be purchased in store, over the phone or at scardellocheese.com. Shipping is available on all gift boxes.

The 12 Days of Food Gifts

Day One: Cheese

Day Two: Candy

Day Three: Tamales

Day Four: Baked Goods

Day Five: Drinkables

Day Six: Cookbooks

Need more gift ideas? See Raya’s guide on ShopTalk.