Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Chicago’s Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine sells a beautiful Best of the Midwest gift box with products from around the region. The variety changes occasionally, but here’s what will likely come in your box. $69.99 (800) 721-4781; pastoralartisan.com
Clockwise from top left: Marieke Gouda: a mild and slightly sweet cheese from Holland’s Family Cheeses in Thorp, Wisconsin; Prairie Breeze: a sharp cheddar with crumbly, crystallized texture from Milton Creamery in Milton, Iowa; Little Napoleon: a pungent goat’s milk cheese from Zingerman’s Creamery in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Caraway Rye Crackers: a crisp canvas for any cheese, from Potter’s Crackers in Madison, Wisconsin; Single-source Honey: a sweet treat from one of 17 Minnesota hive locations, from Ames Farm in Watertown.