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My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, items to block you from the sun or gift guides for Mother’s Day. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome stuff that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those. The only thing they have in common is that I like them—and think you will too.

Today’s dispatch is all about cheese, so find below five finds that’ll make you feel extra gouda. I know, I know. Cheesy-does-it with the puns.

Fred & Friends NIBBLED Cutting/Serving Board and Knife Set

Fred & Friends NIBBLED Board and Knife Set

A host gift for somebody who doesn’t have a vermin problem.

This solid wood cutting board comes with a stainless steel knife. The handle is a mouse. How cute! The knife fits into a little mouse hole on the side of the cutting board. $21.

Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker

Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker

Treat yourself to a bowl of melted cheese.

Fondue yourself a favor and get a three-quart electronic set that’ll make eating your weight in melted cheese that much easier. It comes with eight forks, a fork rack, and is dishwasher safe. You can adjust the temperature depending on whether you are heating up cheese, chocolate, or oils. $45.

Rustic Slate Cheese Board with Handles and Chalk

Slate Cheese Board with handles

Easy labeling.

Sick of hearing the question “What kind of cheese is this?” Use chalk to write which cheeses you are offering on this 16-inch-by-12-inch slate cheese board. $20.

Milliard Raclette Grill

Raclette Grill

As far as single-use appliances go, this is one of the fanciest.

Everything is better with melted cheese on it. This raclette grill comes with two grill surfaces. It has a reversible—flat and grilled side—non-stick grill and a stone cooking surface. Underneath are eight cheese pans for melting any kind of cheese you want. $83.

Standing Stone Farms Basic Beginner Cheese Making Kit

Standing Stone Farms Basic Beginner Cheese Making Kit

DIY it.

This kit includes everything you need—besides the dairy products—to make your own cheese. Recipes help you make mozzarella, goat cheese, or homemade ricotta. $25.

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