The holiday season is past us, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of gift-giving has to end. The new year is sure to be filled with all sorts of birthdays, holidays, special celebrations, and reasons to be grateful. As we were all recently reminded, choosing the perfect gifts for the people in your life can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Couldn't someone special on your gift list use the mood boost that comes with a sausage and cheese gift basket?

Here are a few people you may want to consider.

1. The Over-Doer

Everyone has an over-achiever in their life, that person who has their New Year’s resolutions planned out months in advance—and actually sticks to them. That person might seem to have it all together, but one thing is for sure: that person needs a break.

If you have an over-doer in your life, a gift basket with decadent sausage and delicious cheese can be just the thing for a calm moment to themselves.

2. The Party Hosts

Who consistently throws the best party of the year? Which couple makes it a priority to invite everyone over for a beautiful dinner every few months?

The party hosts are people who love good food and good conversation. They pour over recipes, comb shops for the perfect ingredients, and spend hours cooking their creations. They know and respond to everyone's dietary needs and food preferences.

If you know people like this, you know that they go out of their way to provide fantastic meals for everyone they know. They also probably get tired of cooking.

The next time you are invited to a dinner party or cocktail gathering, bring the hosts a sausage and cheese gift basket. They'll appreciate it when they are cleaning their kitchen the next day and don't even want to think about cooking.

3. The Person With Too Much Stuff

Maybe it's your friend, your brother, or even you own mom, but there is surely someone in your life who simply has too many things. The last thing you want to do is give them another mug, figurine, or sweater that is just going to take up space.

A sausage and cheese gift basket makes a great choice for this person because they can eat it, enjoy it, and even use the basket for holding odds and ends that are scattered throughout their home.

4. The Lonely Guy (or Gal)

Do you have a friend whose relatives live too far away to visit? Or maybe you know someone who was recently divorced and having to spend their birthday or a special holiday away from their kids. People who spend a lot of time alone can easily become depressed.

Bring some light into this person's life with a sausage and cheese gift basket. Then offer some time and companionship in helping them eat it.

5. That Person You Don't Know Very Well

Nothing is quite as awkward as the relationship you have with someone who you barely know but who is important enough for you to feel obligated to give a holiday gift. This could be your dad's new girlfriend, a great aunt who suddenly sent the kids sizable savings bonds, or the neighbor who cut the lawn when your leg was broken. You want to give something special, but you have no idea what the person would want.

A sausage and cheese gift basket is a great way to show appreciation for someone, even if you don't know them well. It's a lovely and thoughtful surprise that is sure to please.

Is there someone on your 2017 gift list that could use a delicious dose of specialty cheese and sausage? This simple gift could truly make someone's day. Contact us for more information and to order a basket for someone in your life.

Father's Day is coming up quick. Give your dad a gift he’ll truly enjoy with one of our delicious meat and cheese gift baskets. Meats and cheeses are an unexpected treat that will delight his taste buds and warm his heartand if you’re lucky, he might even share!

Our gift baskets are completely customizable, so you can make sure you fill your dad’s basket with his favorite flavors. If you aren't sure where to begin, you might that find one of our pre-selected collections has just what you need. Add and remove items as you see fit, in order to make your basket unique and to create the perfect gift for a perfect dad.

Here are just a few of our tasty gift basket options.

Ham and Cheese Masterpiece Basket

If your dad is the ham in your life, the Ham and Cheese Masterpiece Basket is just the gift for him. Ham, cheddar, crackers, pickles, cookies, chocolates, and more fill this basket to the brim with goodness. With so many treats inside, this gift collection is sure to last your pop for quite some time, giving him lots of opportunities to feel the love.

For a tasty treat, cut the included ham into thin slices, place on a cookie sheet, brush with honey mustard glaze, put a thin slice of cheddar on each piece of ham, and place the cookie sheet in the oven at 375 degrees. Let the slices cook until the cheese melts and the glaze begins to bubble. Remove from oven and serve on Hawaiian sweet rolls.

Some Like It Hot Basket

For those dads who enjoy the spicier side of life, the Some Like It Hot Basket is sure to hit the spot. This collection contains a wide variety of spicy morsels that will perk anyone up. Spicy summer sausage and hot dips, spreads, and sauces are the fillings for this intense basket.

Help your dad start his special day the spicy way by making a spicy sausage egg melt. First, brown several thin slices of spicy summer sausage. After browning the sausage, cook up a batch of scrambled eggs. Add the sausage to the eggs, top with cheddar or pepper jack cheese, and serve with salsa.

Cheese Lover's Basket

Vegetarians will be more likely to appreciate our Cheese Lover's Basket. This basket does not contain meat, but it does include an assortment of delicious cheeses and cheese spreads. It also includes crackers, a cheese spreader, and a knife so your old man can enjoy his gift right away.

Create an amazing macaroni and cheese dish, using the assortment of delicious cheeses included in this basket!

Sausage Champion Basket

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Sausage Champion Basket is the go-to gift for meat lovers. It contains ham, pepperoni, and two kinds of sausage. All of this is presented alongside crackers, mustard, and a knife to make it the perfect, filling lunch to go.

Use the incredible combo of meats included in this basket to make a meat lover's pizza that is to die for.

Gourmet Deli Classic Treasures Basket

Of course, if you are unsure which basket would be perfect for your pop, you could always go a more traditional route with the Gourmet Deli Classic Treasures Basket. This is a huge sampler and includes sausage, ham, cheese, various dips, chocolates, and much more. You can't go wrong with this enormous basket, as it is sure to contain something to please anyone.

Whichever basket you decide to get, your dad is sure to be thrilled and may even start munching right away. If you’re lucky, he may even share some of the contents of his basket with the whole family.

If you aren't sure your dad will want to share or if you have a big, hungry family, you could always order some extra sausage and cheese to share at your family Father's Day get-together. Our snacks are the perfect addition to any party and offer something nearly everyone will enjoy. Just don't count on having leftovers!

If you would like to order gift baskets or snacks for Father's Day, or for any other occasion, please contact us at Deli Direct. We would be happy to help you find the perfect basket or treat for your needs. Don't see what you want? No worries! Remember, we make each basket and collection to order, so we can include anything you like.

A cheese gift basket is a unique and delicious gift that is perfect for so many occasions. Whether you want to give a gift "just because" or you're celebrating a special moment in a friend or loved one's life, a cheese gift basket is a great way to show you care. Looking for some great ideas? Consider these three perfect occasions for giving cheese gift baskets.

Birth of a Baby

Cheese gift baskets make wonderful gifts after the birth of a child. The parents are exhausted, and they probably don’t have a lot of time on their hands to prepare meals. In the days and weeks following the birth of their new baby, they’re more likely to snack and graze on whatever they have around. Cheese makes the ideal snackable gift. Have it delivered directly to their home or bring it to them in the hospital to provide a welcomed alternative to bland hospital food. The basket isn’t just practical, though. It’s also an excellent way to let the couple know you care and share in their joy.

Wedding Anniversaries

Cheese baskets make fabulous gifts for friends or relatives celebrating their wedding anniversaries. Most couples want to celebrate over a quiet, romantic evening, and a cheese basket is a perfect addition to their night. Pair it with a bottle of the couple's favorite wine to create a thoughtful and delectable gift. Having a beautiful basket of quality cheeses gives them something to munch on while they enjoy each other's company and reminisce.

Housewarming Gift

A cheese gift basket is also a great way to welcome someone into their new home. In the chaos of moving, unloading, and unpacking, the pantries and refrigerator often sit empty. A basket of delicious cheeses and crackers is the perfect snack to satisfy your friends’ appetites as they get settled into their new home. If your friends enjoy cooking, you can even include the extra ingredients to make a whole meal, including directions for this tasty macaroni and cheese recipe.

The Best Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 pound macaroni noodles
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • Half cup flour
  • 7 cups grated cheese—choose your three favorite Wisconsin specialty cheeses
  • Half teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 small tomatoes
  • Half teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh white breadcrumbs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°

Add oil and salt to a pot of water. Bring it to a boil and add macaroni noodles. Cook as directed. Drain and cool noodles.

Heat the milk without boiling it. Milk should be very warm. Melt half of the butter, and add the flour to it. Stir in hot milk, and cook for about two minutes or until the mixture is thick and smooth.

Add the cheese,salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and stir. Place mixture into a baking dish. Slice the tomatoes and place them on top.

Mix remaining butter and breadcrumbs to sprinkle on top. Bake for 30 minutes.

Next time you’re looking to give someone a gift that they'll truly enjoy, consider a cheese gift basket. Contact us for more information or for help creating a custom basket of your own. We offer a variety of gift baskets that are perfect for almost any occasion. We take great pride in selecting only the best products. When you give someone one of our baskets, you know you are giving the best.

 

Have you ever wished that there was an alternative to candy filled Easter baskets? If so, you’ve got company. After all, not everyone loves overloading on sugar. Some people would prefer high quality, gourmet snacks over candy. That said, consider giving meat and cheese gift baskets this Easter. They’re perfect for adults, teens and even elementary school age kids. Yes, we said kids. Here’s why:

Meat and cheese gift baskets are customizable. So you can leave out the flavors kids dislike. In their place, you can add finger foods, like beef sticks, pepperoni curls, cheese curds, pretzels and jerky. Plus, you might want to toss in party dip packs. Kids love making and eating party dips, especially when they involve flavors like chocolate s’mores.

A serving of our Chocolate S'Mores Dip contains a mere 90 calories per serving and just 14 grams of sugar, which is modest compared to some of the Easter candy out there. And it comes in a resealable jar that may be safely stored away in the fridge in between meals. So the kids won’t be able to gorge on it before lunch or dinner. In addition, it pairs perfectly with fruit and cheese baskets.

Speaking of which, fruit and cheese gift baskets are perfect for weight conscious folks. Why? The baskets are typically overflowing with seasonal fruits that could be enjoyed as part of an Easter breakfast or brunch. Of course they also include lots of nutritious cheese, which goes well with eggs, ham and other Easter staples. And in some cases, the baskets contain small packages of gourmet cookies.

Would you like to learn more about replacing sugar laden, Easter gifts with hearty, meat and cheese gift baskets? If so, please contact us or comment below and ask about our real-time shipping rates and reliable delivery service.

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