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Ripe Cheese Christmas – Here's what we're doing this festive season

The silly season is just around the corner and we’re gearing up for the celebration of the century because, like everyone in Victoria: we need it! Whether you’re celebrating with your closest friends with a picnic outside or having your in-laws over for a home visit, we’ve rounded up all the things that we’re working on at RIPE Cheese to make your Christmas one to remember.

Now for the best part! What can you order this silly season? We have a full range of cheese-filled hampers and gifts available for every budget.

Want something that will wow your guests? Our Cheese Tower Gift Hamper is for you! Serving up to fifteen cheese lovers, this tower offers four different cheeses from around Victoria including the Maffra Cheddar (1.1kgs), Artisan Organic Triple Cream (650g), BoatShed Buffalo (200g) and the Holy Goat La Lune Barrel (120g). All cheeses use non-animal rennet, so vegetarians can get involved too.

Want a little bit of everything? Try out three of our most popular cheeses – the Bay of Fires Cheddar (TAS), Woombye Ash Brie (QLD) and Prom Country Venus Blue (VIC) in our Christmas Wreath Hamper. This will serve two to three cheese lovers and also comes with Strawberries, Muscatels and Premium Tasmanian Quince Paste. Plus, it doubles as a beautiful centrepiece for the table.

Whether it’s the perfect picnic companion or a gift for a loved one, a Christmas Cheese Gift Hamper is a great addition to your party. This beautifully wrapped box comes with our famous Bay of Fires Cheddar (TAS), Woombye Ash Brie (QLD) and the Berry’s Creek Riverine Blue Buffalo Cheese (VIC), as well as our Premium Tasmanian Quince Paste and Gourmet Crackers. Perfect for two to four cheese lovers.

If you’re feeding a larger group, or just really love cheese, opt for our larger $95 Christmas Cheese Hamper. It has everything listed above plus a delicious wedge of Barossa La Dame (SA). Accoutrements are plentiful with Tasmanian Quince Paste and Falwassers Crackers, all wrapped up and ready for you to present on Christmas Da.

We’ve teamed up with Bill’s Farm to provide you with the ultimate grazing platter! For our Cheese and Meats Gift Hamper, you’ll receive our Bay of Fires Cheddar (TAS), Woombye Ash Brie (QLD), Berry’s Creek Oak Blue (VIC), as well as an array of accompanying cured meats such as the Cacciatore (choose from natural, spicy or fennel flavours) and Saucisson Sec; a French style salami. You’ll also receive our Tasmanian Quince Paste and gourmet crackers.

If you’re aiming to wow your Secret Santa or relatives at your Christmas party, for only $90, you can gift our truckle wheel of Pyengana Cloth Bound Cheese from Tasmania. Awarded Dairy Producer of the Year in 2017 (Delicious Magazine) and Best Retail Portion Cheddar of 2018 (Dairy Industry Association of Australia) – it weighs in at a hefty 1.1kgs – so it can be the centre portion of your grazing table – or just eaten as is (we don’t judge!).

We’re offering free delivery within ten kilometres of Melbourne’s CBD up until Tuesday December 22, and anything beyond that is around $10 – $20 depending on your location. We won’t be delivering on the 23rd or the 24th of December unfortunately, so get your orders in before then.

And if you end up making it closer to Christmas without cheesy goodness, you can always swing by our store at the Queen Victoria Market from the 19th until the 24th of December – we’ll be open!

Which of our Christmas hampers will you be enjoying this silly season? Don’t forget to pre-order for pickup or delivery via our website to avoid missing out!

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