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A trendy, edible gift
for Mother’s Day
Every Mother’s Day is an opportunity
to show your mom just how special she is
and how grateful you are for all she does.
Make her day with a present that wraps
the personal touch of a handmade craft
and the novelty of a quirky trend into one
unforgettable gift .
Th is year, upgrade your usual fl ower fare
with an arrangement that’s beautiful and
delicious: a California cheese bouquet.
Customizable with ingredients tailored to
fi t your loved one’s tastes, these thoughtful
gift s combine cheeses, berries, herbs
and more wrapped together for a perfect
Mother’s Day celebration centerpiece and
gift with an artsy (and thoughtful) touch.
Created by cheesemonger Jessica
Lawrenz, these easy-to-follow craft s for
a Classic Cheese Bouquet call for wholesome
cheese made with 100% sustainably
sourced Real California Milk from dairy
farm families. For best results, use medium
bodied cheeses that can be easily skewered
without soft ening up at room temperature.
Classic Cheese Bouquet
Ingredients: Real California White
C h e d d a r
Cheese; salumi or
mini artichokes; rosemary;
bay leaves; wax
Tools: Knife; floral
foam block; plastic wrap; vase or
bouquet paper; fl ower cookie cutters
(various sizes); U-shaped toothpicks;
wooden skewers; toothpicks; fl oral
tape; ribbon or twine
• Using knife, cut fl oral block into shape
that fi ts inside vase. If using bouquet
paper, use base at least 3 inches across and
4 inches high.
• Wrap fl oral block in plastic wrap to
keep from touching items in bouquet;
place inside vase. If using bouquet paper,
place wrapped fl oral block in mug to keep
from falling over.
Use various cookie
cutters to prepare
cheeses as fl owers.
c r e a t e
lay out 4-5 slices
one another. Fold row in
half and roll into rose
bud, securing with
u-shaped toothpick. Place on
skewer, add herb leaves and use fl oral
tape to secure ends of toothpick to
• Skewer cheeses, salumi roses, goldenberries,
lemonquats, mini apples and
• To assemble, start in center with larger
items. Use shorter skewers or toothpicks
to secure smaller items closer to edges.
Use rosemary, bay leaves and wax fl owers
to fi ll gaps in back of bouquet.
• Once fi nished, gently lay block with
skewers on top of paper, wrap and secure
with tape and ribbon.
— Courtesy of Family Features