Holiday Entertaining Made Easy with Cheese and Meat Appetizer Trays

Holiday Gift Guide for 2015One of my very favorite things to shop for during the holiday season happens to be gourmet foodie gifts for my friends and family. Let’s face it, everyone loves receiving something delicious to eat!

The Wisconsin Cheeseman has all kinds of great holiday gifts and one of the things I love is that they will ship your gift directly to the gift-recipient! That’s right, you pay the bill and your loved one gets the gift shipped right to their doorstep! You don’t have to fight for a parking space at the mall, stand in long lines, bring the gift home & wrap it and then stand in line again to ship it. One-stop shopping at it’s best!

Wisconsin Cheeseman Foodie Gourmet Gifts

For the past 3 years I’ve had the honor of featuring some of the fine gourmet foodie gifts that the Wisconsin Cheeseman has to offer. Every year I make sure that I select something different than the year before, so that I can honestly give you my opinions on the products. I’m super excited to be including the company again this year in the annual holiday gift guide.

This time I selected the The Big Show Food Gift Assortment to review for all of you. The reason I selected this particular item because it makes a GREAT family holiday gift and a great hostess gift. Not only that, if you are hosting a few holiday parties yourself this season…I would suggest buying one and using it at your party too! This one gift assortment contains 3 lbs. and 12 1/4 oz. net wt. of goodies!

Wisconsin Cheeseman Foodie Gourmet Gifts

Inside this assortment you’ll find: Mellow and Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Brick Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, Colby cuts; Cheddar Chese, Monterey Jack Chese, Colby Cheese Wedges, 10 All-Beef Sausages (Garlic and Original); Cheddar spread, Tangy Cheese Spreads, Mini Spreads and 4 Mini Mint Tortes. Wow!!! That’s a lot of delicious tasting snacks and appetizers!

I decided to split up my assortment in half. Yes, you really do get that much! I sliced up all of the meats and cheese and placed them onto two different serving trays. To add to them…I bought some crackers and fresh seedless grapes to go along with all of the goodies. These are the perfect finger-food and snacks for your holiday appetizer trays.

Snacks and Appetizers Tray

I served one tray at our little pre Thanksgiving Day party (the evening before Thanksgiving) that was just a dinner party for 6 adult guests. I served the second tray on Thanksgiving at our family holiday dinner party. I had plenty of goodies by dividing the assortment in half for two dinner parties!

Every item is individually packaged so if you wanted to make up smaller gift sets and place the items into gift bags for gift-giving…you certainly could! Second, you get plenty of the different cheeses, meats and cheese spreads to go around!

Snacks and Appetizers Tray

At both of my holiday get-togethers everyone raved and raved about this assortment! Everything tasted fresh and was flavorful. Everyone seemed to gravitate to their personal favorites and by the end of the party…nothing a drop was left. Nope…Nothing! As a party hostess, I find buying assortments like this to be quick, easy and affordable! A grocery store would of charged me an arm & leg for all of these different products if purchased separately. I love the convenience!

Head on over to the Wisconsin Cheeseman and take a look at all of their foodie gifts and assortments. I know you’ll love what you see!

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win The Big Show Food Gift Assortment just like the one that I got to review from the Wisconsin Cheeseman. Value $54.99.

NOTE: This item will NOT arrive in time for Christmas!!!

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the US ONLY age 18 and over. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering. This giveaway will close on December 22nd, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST time. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

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  1. I like the Tasty Treasures Food Gift!

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  3. maleficent m says:

    I would get the Raspberry Cheesecake.. omg. it looks so good

  4. I would like the Country Favorites

  5. Natalie Brown says:

    Such a tasty shop! One of my favorites is their Lucky 13 Feast Gift Assortment. Just delicious!

  6. They have some delicious looking items for sure. I would love to also try their classic petits fours gift assortment. Yum!!!

  7. I would love to have The Masters Collection of cheeses, mmm!

  8. Lisa Weidknecht says:

    I want the German Chocolate Petits Fours.

  9. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like the Holibars gift assortment.

  10. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like the Holibars gift assortment.

  11. Susan Hartman says:

    I would love the sugar free petit fours. They shout its Christmas to me!

  12. I’d like the Party Favorites Cheese & Sausage Gift Assortment

  13. Eileen Richter says:

    The Breakfast Batter Bowl would be my first choice at Wisconsin Cheeseman. I’d also love to have a lb. of their Havarti!

  14. Fudge-Filled Mint Frogs.

  15. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

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  16. I also like their Spiral-Sliced Ham & Swiss Cheese Gift Assortment.

  17. Joanne Gregory says:

    It all looks so delicious! I would choose The Big Nibbler Cheese & Sausage Gift.

  18. I would love to get the The Big Nibbler Cheese & Sausage Gift box.

  19. Traci Bender says:

    I LOOOVVEE CHEESE, who doesn’t ? My favorite is specialty cheeses. I like a good Parm or Havarti with delicate crackers & wine 🙂 🙂 🙂

  20. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Premium Cashews Gift Assortment sounds great my family would love it.

  21. I love the Happy Holidays Assortment, actually, everything looks delicious!

  22. Jillian Too says:

    I like the Pretzel Trio because it’s covered in different kinds of chocolate. It looks festive.

  23. Shirley Martin-Tutolo says:

    I would like to have the Premium Cashews Gift Assortment. Our family love cashews.

  24. Caramel Pecan Clusters

  25. Seyma Shabbir says:

    So many great choices. I love the nut sets and also the Happy Holidays Food Gift Assortment!

  26. I would love the Jumbo Cheese Gift Trio

  27. I like the Seafood Cheese Log Gift Assortment

  28. D Schmidt says:

    Visited the site and I really like the look of the Buttery Baby Swiss Cheese, my kids adore cheese.

  29. Melissa S says:

    I would also love to have the Taste Tempting 10 Cheese & Sausage Gift Assortment.

  30. rochelle haynes says:

    I like this one 50/50 Mixed Nuts with Pistachios Gift Tin
    it looks good and i love nuts.

  31. I’d like to try the Cheese Logs.

  32. Scott Poston says:

    I would love a pound of garlic cheese curds. I just recently tried curds and now I can’t get enough!

  33. I like the holiday carnival assortment.

  34. Laura Lanza says:

    The Big Nibbler Cheese & Sausage Gift would be awesome.

  35. Grand Food assortment would be wonderful!!

  36. Brandi Dawn says:

    I would also love to have the 50/50 Mixed Nuts with Pistachios Gift Tin. Yum!

  37. Jennifer Rote says:

    I’d like to get the Happy Holidays Food Gift Assortment.

  38. Another item I would love to give my parents as a gift is the Master Trio Cheese Gift Combo. Nice!

  39. It was hard but I think I’d love the Spiral Ham and Swiss Cheese Gift Assortment!

  40. The All Star Lineup gift basket looks pretty tasty.

  41. Nannypanpan says:

    I like favorite five

  42. I would also pick this out for my husband; Premium Cashews Gift Assortment he loves these for a snack.

  43. I would love to try the Seafood Cheese Spreads Gift Assortments

  44. Lisa Merchant says:


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    The Wild Game Sticks Gift Assortment jerky pack would be a perfect snack for my husband to take and share on his yearly hunting trip. I love that there are so many protein snack ideas for my family. It is impossible to find this kind of assortment in stores.

  45. I’d love to have the Grand Food Gift Assortment.

  46. Sandy Cain says:

    Getting very hungry looking at their site! Another product I’d like to try is the “Sausage Master Gidt Assortment”. Looks mighty tasty!

  47. mycraftingworld says:

    I would like to get the Sugar-Free Caramel Pecan Clusters. Yum Yum

  48. I would love the holiday carnival food gift assortment

  49. ellen beck says:

    MMMM I would love to try their n Vegetable & Garlic Herb Cheese Wheels. I love cheese a spreading cheese on crackers. I could just eat that for meal!

  50. I want some of their Emmentaler Cheese.
    Thanks for the contest.

  51. I went to the sponsor’s site and they have a ton of things that we would love to try and also love to give as gifts. I would really like to try try this item Bavarian Creme Torte. This one sounds super delish and one the whole family would love to eat.

  52. The wild game sausage looks good!

  53. I’d love to try the 50/50 Mixed Nuts with Pistachios Gift Tin (or any of the nut gifts).

  54. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like the Peanut Butter Bites. Yummy!

  55. Fruitcake, to me, is one of the joys of the holiday season, so I’d love to have America’s Finest Fruitcake. It looks gorgeous!

  56. Joan Kubes says:

    I’d love to have the Master Trio Cheese Gift Combo. Actually there are a lot of things I’d like to try 🙂

  57. kathy eyre says:

    I’d like to try the Best of the Best assortment

  58. Well, it’s that time of year again, and sometimes I will indulge in treats I normally wouldn’t eat. When I went to the website, I saw the Raspberry Cheesecake and I immediately said to myself “that’s what I’d love to have.”

  59. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would love to try the Danish Kringles – pecan.

  60. I want the pumpkin cranberry cheesecake.

  61. I would love to try the Spiral-Sliced Ham & Swiss Cheese Gift Assortment

  62. I would like the Holiday Buffett!

  63. Dana Rodriguez says:

    That is really Nice! I also like the Spiral-Sliced Ham & Swiss Cheese Gift Assortment.

  64. I like the pumpkin cranberry cheesecake

  65. I would like to try the master trio cheese gift with the blue cheese.

  66. Tamra Phelps says:

    As much as I love their cheeses, I’m nuts for their butter toffee! I love that stuff. The big tin of butter toffee is something I’d like to have.

  67. I would love Emmentaler Cheese for my husband!

  68. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I like the Holiday Carnival Food Gift assortment

  69. I’d get both sweets and cheese/meat assortment with their Holiday Variety Food Gift Assortment, which is also sale priced.

  70. Erin Ellis says:

    I would love to try the gift assortment of cheese spreads! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.