351 Wise Road, Howard, PennsylvaniaPA 16841

Instead of chocolate this Easter, send an artisan cheese basket

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Retailers report that U.S. consumers spend nearly a billion dollars on chocolate during the Easter holiday season. When everyone else is gifting chocolate by the truckload, Goot Essa can help you send a gift basket with something different: European-style, artisan cheeses made with milk sourced from our Amish partner farms in Pennsylvania.

Of course, we bring the sweet treats, too. Our homemade chocolate and peanut butter fudges in baskets like the Cheese Lover’s Wish, Cozy Treats, and Hearth and Home provide an extra something sweet with our wide variety of artisanal cheese. We also pack our baskets with mustard, spreads, honey, crackers and apple butter.

Customers on the West Coast and in the Midwest can take advantage of our new shipping prices. Depending on the size of the basket you choose, shipping to the Midwest costs about $10-$15, and the West Costs between $15-$27. East Coast shipping runs from about $5-$10.

If you’re looking for a smaller basket as an Easter stuffer, try The Gourmet Appetizer, which for $27 gives you 8 ounces each of our Mountain Valley Sharp Cheddar and Old German Weissa Kase, a semi-soft cow cheese that’s smooth and creamy with a medium body, and just a touch of tang in the flavor. The Gourmet Appetizer also includes 4 ounces each of Autun Dawn Apple Butter and Sweet & Spicy Dipping Mustard. 

The Gourmet Snack Box features two cave-aged cheeses paired with cranberry preserve and German Hefe Crackers. We age our camembert-style Der Weichen Gehl for 60 days in our cave. It has a mild, buttery flavor with lingering flavors of tangy cream and a nutty—but gentle—rind. The bloomy rind-style Marn Vom Berge Kase is a goat cheese with a salted butter-brie like flavor, with tangy cream and a mild earthy finish of light mushroom. Gourmet Appetizer

The Gourmet Cheese Selection is an all-cheese gift basket, featuring our Alt Medisher Goat Cheese (gouda style), Der Alpen Kase (gruyere style), Marn Vom Berge Kase (bloomy rind style), and Der Edel Bleu Kase (stilton style). 

And although we call it our Christmas Memories basket, this arrangement features six different cheeses, six condiments, and crackers, making it an excellent complement to any Easter dinner.

If you’re looking for a basket to share with a large group of friends and family, check out the Premium Snack Box, loaded with six different cheeses (a total of 29.5 ounces!) and 1.5 ounces each of raspberry-red beet spread, Nittany Valley Pure Honey, cranberry preserve, stone ground mustard, and 2 ounces of crackers. 

We want to make your Easter basket gifts perfectly tailored to your loved ones, so please contact us if you want substitutions in these featured boxes, or in any of our gift baskets to create your own personalized Easter gift.

If you’re in Central Pennsylvania, come see us at our retail store at 351 Wise Road, Howard, Pennsylvania, 16841. We’re open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Spring will soon be in the air at Goot Essa Cheese in Howard, Pennsylvania!

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