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What to buy a foodie this christmas

By Ali. We’ve all got a foodie in our life. Probably more than one these days. We’re not going out as much, we’re staying in and we’re baking, making and cooking. Not just for fun either. It’s all a bit competitive. If it isn’t the Bake Off its Master Chef….and in those early weeks we could all do better than some of them. So Christmas rolls round and what do you buy the foodie in your life? Not a cookbook; if Read More...

Jonathan’s Day in the Life at the Big Cheese

Hello. I’m Jonathan, The Big Cheese Making Kit’s International Development Officer. When not travelling on epic, foreign Big Cheese business adventures, I am usually in our office speaking to our Korean, German or Dutch customers and distributors.  (see picture for demonstration of how I do this ). All this chatting, pricing and emailing has led us into some of the biggest department stores in Seoul, South Korea and soon some of the best gift and retail stores in Germany. I don't Read More...

A gluten free gift

By Ailsa We are often asked if our Kits are gluten free (yes they are!) by people buying them as gifts for friends and family with a gluten free diet. We had this in mind when deciding on our range of hampers. Why not make one which is Gluten free? It's tricky to buy 'foodie' gifts for someone with a Gluten free diet so we put together some really yummy treats in our Big Gluten Free Hamper, trying to make them Read More...

The Muppets Christmas Carol By Ailsa, The Big Cheese

There are two films from my childhood I hope my children love as much as I do: The Goonies and The Muppets Christmas Carol. The Muppets Christmas Carol really shouldn’t work as a family film. It has Michael Caine singing, and not just any old singing, he’s singing to puppets! On top of that the script sticks faithfully to Dickens’ original, and Dickens is dense. But it does work, oh it really does. Caine is simply wonderful, wisely toning down the Read More...

Why I love It’s a Wonderful Life by Alison our Operations Manager

With so many amazing Christmas movies out there you’d expect it to be difficult to pick my favourite, but in fact it was really easy:  It's a Wonderful Life with the lovely Jimmy Stewart. I'm a huge fan of Capra and this film is the ultimate feel good cheesy warm glowy film. A few years back I saw it during the festive season at the film house in Edinbrugh on the big screen. My friend and I literally skipped Read More...

Why Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time by Em

Every December I have a debate with at least one person on whether Die Hard can be classed as a Christmas movie. I am here to tell you it is. It’s set on Christmas Eve, making it the very definition of a Christmas movie. It’s set predominantly at the Nakatomi Plaza building for a company Christmas party. Hans Gruber is essentially Scrooge, his tie costing more than McClane earns in a month. It has miracle after miracle: this is one film that the Read More...

Gremlins by Jonathan our International Business Manager

My favourite Christmas movie is either Gremlins or Die Hard 2 – yep those are Christmas movies! Or Jingle All the Way. Or the Grinch. Or Muppets Christmas Carol. But let's go with Gremlins. It's my favourite because it doesn't follow the normal Christmas film rules – depicting impish little goblins-like creatures wreaking havoc on a town over Christmas. It also carved an iconic little creature in Gizmo. Released 20 years ago this Christmas and produced by Spielberg! Read More...

Christmas Gifts for the Cheese Lover

Not sure what to get the cheese lover in your life this Christmas? We’ve put together some of our favourite cheesy things to help you decide. 1 The Big Cheese Personalised Slate Board with Stainless Steel Cheese     2 The Charted Cheese Wheel     3 4 Piece Cheese Knife Set and Block     4    The Big Cheesy Hamper     5 The All You Need is Cheese board      6 Totes Love Cheese Bag      7 Customisable cheese clock      8 Roll Call tshirt      9   World Cheese Book     10 Cheese Gift Tea Towel  Read More...

The Perfect Gift for Your Cheese Lover Just Got More Perfect

The Big Cheese Making Kit is proud to introduce you to the new members of our cheese making family: these four wonderful gift hampers, available exclusively through bigcheesemakingkit.com. From A Big Yuletide Cake Making Kit to thoroughly festive mince pie popcorn each unique hamper contains a Big Cheese Making Kit and a range of delicacies to enjoy with your homemade cheese, making them an ideal gift for the creative cook. Not only do you get our most popular cheese making Read More...

More Cheese Please!

This week we have a guest blog post from the wonderful Beth! Would you like to hear a cheese joke? I’ll keep it BRIEf. This and many, many more fromage related puns were the order of the day last Saturday when The Big Cheese Making Kit made an appearance from our cupboard along with a fairly sizeable four pints of milk. Most of the foody Christmas presents I’ve bought for my long-suffering dad have remained in the darkness of that lonely Christmas Read More...