7 fun and cheesy buys for British Cheese Week

Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to diss a brie…?

Our all-time favourite awareness week is here - yes, hello to you, British Cheese Week!

British Cheese Week (running until Sunday, 7 June) aims to celebrate the cheesy goodness produced up and down the country, with suppliers and producers offering discounts and local events at shops and farms.

Naturally, the week couldn't pass by without a good old public poll and this year Branston (the nice pickle people) set out on a noble quest to find the nation's favourite cheese.

Yes it's.... drum roll please... Cheddar! Closely followed by mozzarella, red Leicester and brie.

While we would never advocate eating your weight in the smelly stuff in your own personal celebration of the splendid snack (although no judgement, of course...), we would never turn our noses up at a bit of cheese-themed shopping. So here are just a few fun ideas to celebrate the glorious week at home...

plate with jimbobart and squirrel with white

(Image credit: Amara)

This badger knows where he's at with his cheese.

Snap him up for £25 from Jimbobart at Amara. Other animals in the range include squirrels and otters.

can with nacho and cheese candle

(Image credit: Thegiftoasis)

While we're VERY SERIOUS about cheese, we do love a novelty item, which sums up this fabulous Nacho Cheese candle, £9.49, from Thegiftoasis, very nicely.

frame with linocut print and books

(Image credit: Hector and Haddock)

A must-have addition to any cheese fan's art collection, you can buy this grater linocut print for £12.50 from Hector and Haddock.

cheese with toast brooch and white background

(Image credit: Etsy)

Give a subtle nod to our cheesy friends with this happy chap - the Cheese on Toast brooch, £7, from Etsy.

cheese popcorn with white background

(Image credit: Joe and Steph's)

We can tell you're turning your nose up already - but don't knock these cheesy popcorn treats until you've tried them. Flavours available from Joe and Steph's include blue cheese, goat's cheese and Irish cheddar. £4 per pouch.

two graters with plastic storage body and white background

(Image credit: Amara)

This grater is, at first glance, a novelty kitchen buy, but the clever
little case is also pretty handy. The design has two graters, one on
each side, with a plastic storage body joining the two and a handy
measuring tool along the side. Briefcase Cheese Grater, £15, from Amara.

cheese board with cutting wire and wooden mouse

(Image credit: Etsy)

We love this little guy! The ears just finish it off brilliantly and, if you're all about stylish living, he will fit in perfectly at home. The Mid Century Teak Cheese Board with Cutting Wire and Wooden Mouse - Danish Style costs £24 from Etsy.

Bit of a foodie? Our 'love your larder' guide will be right up your street.


Thea Babington-Stitt
Assistant Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.