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Send Your Friend Some Cheese And Remind Her That Life Is Gouda

Para sa paborito mong ka-cheese-misan.
by Ginyn Noble
January 31, 2021
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There are *so many* delicious food to try these days. Take, for example, these leche flan-filled donuts. But there's something extra special about cheese; you'd be hard-pressed to find somebody who doesn't love at least one kind. So whether it's for your high school bestie or favorite office ka-cheese-misan, here are some delightful gifts for that person in your life who can't get enough of the stuff. 

Fancy cheese from La Petite Fromagerie 

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This is the perfect shop if you know your friend takes cheese seriously. Some of the unique selections are the Petit Camembert Graindorge (P450) and the Epoisses Germain (P1,350). Products by Real California Milk are also available, such as Point Reyes Toma Provence (P485). Confused? Check out La Petite Fromagerie's cheese of the month specials

Aside from specialty cheeses, you can also order gift-worthy bottles of spreads here. The Truffle Cream Cheese Spread (P500) and the Taba ng Talangka or TnT Cheese Spread (P550) will surely make your friend smile. Throw in a bag of crostinis (P150), too. Or, select from their sets and gift items. The gift box with two spreads costs P1,500, while a raclette kit (good for four people!) costs P1,650.


French cheese from Sourdough Cafe + Deli

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Let your friend munch on savory French cheese and artisanal breads. European cheeses range from P235 to P565 while a sourdough boule or batard costs P200. There are also California cheese selections that start at P150. And, if you have extra budget, consider the grazing boxes, which range from P650 to P2,000. Some of these include wine!

  • Order here: Instagram, Facebook, or Viber at 0917-185-9463
  • Location: JSB BLDG, Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City (delivery fee depends on your preferred courier)
  • Accepted payments: Bank deposit and GCash

Specialty cheese from Real California Milk Philippines 

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Let your friend get the Golden State experience. There's a rich variety available: fresh, soft and soft-ripened, semi-hard, hard, and blue cheeses. Check out the Fiscalini San Joaquin Gold (P395), available in Hightower, Inc. Real California Milk PH is part of the global marketing network of the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), which means they don't have an official store yet, but they have local distributors.

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Charcuterie board essentials from Santis

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Santis is like a haven for people who love all things deli. Check out their comprehensive line of wine and cheese night essentials here. They have locations all around the metro, and while they don't offer in-house delivery yet, you can order ahead and use any pabili service to get your item picked up and delivered.

Italian goodies from Pantry Italy

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Be an enabler for your friend's wine-and-cheese, pizza, or pasta night. Select from Italian cheeses and other gourmet ingredients. You can also buy an Italian cheese set at P603, charcuterie sets starting at P580, and pasta sets starting at P521. If you like giving ~experiences~ instead of just things, they also have workshops available on making cheese boards, pizzas, and more! Rates (typically P900 to P2,000, excluding the shipping fee) include the ingredients along with the workshop fee. 

Cheese fondue from Everything But Cheese 

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Comfort food dipped in melted cheese—what's not to love? The Classic 3-Cheese Fondue box (P295 for the mini; P590 for the big) includes fries, nacho chips, onion rings, and chicken teriyaki. The heaping bowl is a blend of cheddar, parmesan, and mozzarella. There's also a spicy variation with pimiento and Pepper Jack cheese (P395 for the mini; P790 big). You can also add milkshakes and other cheesy comfort food (where they use different kinds of cheese) for an ultimate gift package!

  • Order here: (also available on GrabFood and Food Panda with different rates) 
  • Delivery fee: Starts at P50 
  • Accepted payments: via Paymongo (major credit cards, debit cards, and GCash) 

Truffle burrata and five-cheese pizza from Gino's Brick Oven Pizza

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What makes Gino's stand out among your everyday pizzerias is their homemade cheeses. The truffle burrata (P395) here definitely won't taste quite like others. And, forget three- or four-cheese pizzas! Let your friend try the creamy five-cheese pizza (P445) made with gouda, mozzarella, ricotta, blue cheese, and parmesan.

  • Order here: 
  • Delivery fee: P120 for addresses within three kilometers (depends on your preferred courier if beyond this distance)
  • Accepted payments: Major credit cards, GCash, and GrabPay

Brie Cake from Curated by KLC

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Looking for the perfect brie-thday cake for your bestie? You've got to check out this masterpiece by Curated by KLC. This Petite Brie Cake (P780) is four inches tall and comes in two designs with nuts and dried fruits. If that's not Instagrammable, we don't know what is! They also have a cheese board with 10 kinds of cheese (P2,780)! PSA: You can also customize your cheese box (price varies).

  • Order here: Instagram
  • Contact Info: 0917-893-5465
  • Locations: BF Paranaque and Quezon City (delivery fee depends on your preferred courier)
  • Accepted payments: Bank deposit and GCash (or COD via pabili service of couriers)

Blue cheese cake from Sweet Mamita Goodies

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Not everyone is a fan of stinky cheese, but those who do are quite loyal. If your friend is one of them, give him or her the ultimate blue cheese cake (P1,400). They also have other cheesecakes, ensaymadas, and pastries available. Note: Baked fresh, order items here and pick it up on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. 

  • Location: Paranaque (delivery fee depends on your preferred courier)
  • Accepted payments: Bank deposit and GCash

Sweesecake from Bylove PH 


Isn't just the perfect novelty cheesecake for a cheese-obsessed friend? This "Sweesecake" (P550 for four inches; P1,300 for six inches) is made with Swiss cheese and comes with a jar of forest fruit toppings. It looks stunning on its own, and it can level up your friend’s charcuterie board gaming (add P500 for a grazing box), too! Make sure you order one to three days ahead as these babies are quite in-demand.

  • Order here: Instagram 
  • Contact Info: 0917-369-5111
  • Location: Ermita, Manila (delivery fee depends on your preferred courier)
  • Accepted payments: Bank deposit and GCash

Vegan cheese from Green Note Kitchen PH 

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And if your friend recently transitioned to veganism, you might want to show them that they don't have to give up on their cheese cravings! Make their day with plant-based cheeses that are 100 percent vegan and dairy-free. A tub costs P200 to P280. Try the Pepper Jack and Truffle Cream Cheese flavors for some guilt-free snacking.

  • Order here: Instagram
  • Location: Quezon City (delivery fee depends on your preferred courier)
  • Accepted payments: Bank deposit and GCash (or COD via pabili service of couriers)

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