Cheese Boxes for the Holiday Host

the rind cheese box

Looking for a great gift for a friend who’s stretched for the holidays? The Rind, a cheese-centric restaurant in midtown, is offering cheese and charcuterie boxes to go for Christmas and New Year’s. Each charmingly packaged box comes with artisan cheeses or charcuterie (your choice), along with French baguette crostini and accompaniments such as fresh fruit, pickled veggies, seasoned nuts and jam. They’re available in three sizes: enough to feed up to two ($30), four ($60) or eight people ($100). You can also add on a cheese board and utensils for $40 or a bottle of Chateau Henriot champagne for $60. Orders must be placed by Dec. 22 for pickup on Christmas Eve, and by Dec. 28 for pickup on Dec. 30. To order, call (951) 990-2871.

The Rind will also host several tasting events this month. On Saturday, Dec. 11, it’s Brie & Bubbles as Breakfast, a session on pairing textures and flavors, led by certified cheese professional Sara Arbabian. The following Saturday (Dec. 18), it’s Cheese, Bubbles and Holiday Cookies, a tasting of three cheeses, three glasses of sparkling wine and three holiday cookies (with some to take home for later). Each event takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $100 per person. And on Thursday, Dec. 16, there will be a Zoom tasting event, Red Wine & Cheese Pairing, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $75 and includes three cheeses and a bottle of wine. To RSVP, call (951) 990-2871.

For more information, check out The Rind on Instagram @therindsacramento