Explore some great gluten-free gift ideas with Cheese Brothers. Learn how to choose gluten-free goodies that your loved one will savor and enjoy.
Finding the perfect snack for someone with food allergies can be challenging. Approximately 16 million United States adults suffer from food allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, fish, and shellfish are the top culprits. People with allergies may suffer from digestive issues, hives, and swollen airways if they eat an off-limits food item.
In addition to common food allergies, many people are adopting a gluten-free lifestyle. Gluten is a protein that’s found in wheat. Only people who suffer from celiac, an autoimmune disease, are truly allergic to gluten. But many people have gluten intolerance and leaving it out of their diet improves their health and well-being. It’s not uncommon to see menu items labeled with a gluten-free symbol at restaurants to accommodate people who are avoiding it. And gluten-free substitutes can be found in grocery store aisles.
When you’re shopping for a gift basket, it’s important to read the ingredients list. If the item does not feature a gluten-free label, be on the lookout for wheat, barley, rye, malt, brewer’s yeast, and oats, which all contain gluten.
Finding a delicious, all-natural gift basket for a gluten-free palate isn’t easy. Many gift baskets include banned cookies, cupcakes, and candy. Choosing whole, non-processed foods is a safer choice for someone who avoids gluten.
To help you get started, Cheese Brothers put together a few gluten-free gift basket ideas the special people in your life will love.
Cheese.As you can imagine, cheese is at the top of our list. Many of our Wisconsin cheese gift baskets are naturally gluten-free and feature simple, whole-food ingredients. We offer classic flavors and unique options for a tasty treat. Our co-founder’s great-grandfather, Fred Ludy, was a Swiss cheesemaker. He started the family cheese business in Wisconsin in 1919 when he was 24 years old. And we still follow many of his recipes today.
Cheese Brothers offers our cheeses at competitive prices so you can get great value for your money, and we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, from answering your questions to helping you select the perfect cheeses for your needs. We only use rBST-free milk from family farms, and our shipping process ensures your cheese arrives at your gluten-free friend’s doorstep safely and in good condition.
For gluten-free options, we recommend a Wisconsin Cheese Sampler or our 8-Year Aged Cheddar Snack Sticks, a great on-the-go treat.
A word of caution, it’s best to avoid blue cheese unless you can read the label. There is a chance the mold cultures of this tasty cheese may be grown on wheat or rye bread. We have ingredient lists for all our cheeses on our website to provide you with added assurance.
Fruit. Play it safe by sending your loved one a box of fresh fruit for snacking. Fresh fruit is naturally gluten-free and provides essential vitamins and nutrients as part of a healthy diet.
Meat.For many gluten-free people, meat plays a big role in a diet focused on whole foods. Surprise them with a delivery of some high-quality steaks or fish.
Popcorn.Popcorn is naturally gluten-free, and many of the gourmet choices are easy to ship. It’s best to choose store-bought popcorn that is labeled gluten-free to avoid the chance of cross-contamination during the manufacturing process.
Sending a gluten-free gift basket to a loved one requires some creativity and research, but it is possible. In addition to the whole-food options we provided, many companies also offer gluten-free baskets stocked with safe, packaged goodies.
Where to Shop for Gluten-Free Gift Baskets
Our cheeses make thoughtful gift baskets for people with food allergies. Shop cheese and gift bundles to find the perfect flavor combinations.
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