Virgin Cheese Premieres Gift Baskets, Party Platters and More Plant Power for the Holiday Season

Custom and do-it-yourself gift baskets and party platters feature organic vegan cheese and charcuterie; Clarkdale storefront adds a deli, dessert, and wine section

CLARKDALE, Ariz., September 29, 2021/vWire/–Virgin Cheese, maker of plant-based, organic artisanal cheeses, is rolling out the red carpet for the 2021 holiday season.

This ambitious and delicious addition to Clarkdale will offer custom and do-it-yourself (DIY) gift basket options, as well as beautifully prepared organic and vegan party platters and charcuterie boards that are perfect for large and small holiday celebrations.

Virgin Cheese Chief Cheese Officer Jodi Paige said, “The holidays can be stressful for those that choose a vegan lifestyle or for people wishing to give gifts that stand out from the standard food offerings. Many of the traditional holiday meals make it difficult to find plant-based options. That’s why my business partner, Anthony Guitron, and I have created a unique, ‘Build-A-Bear’-style experience. Our team can help anyone create their own custom charcuterie board, party platter or a memorable gift basket filled with our decadent and delicious artisanal vegan cheeses.”

Guests to this unique storefront and L’Atelier/workshop in downtown Clarkdale, Arizona, will find ready-made, fully trimmed picnic baskets or they can assemble their own from the newly expanded organic and eclectic deli section. New offerings include aged and oil-free cheese wheels, floral topped rounds, finger sandwiches, house-made pestos, seasoned nuts, meatless fig salami and cheesecakes. Fall and holiday vegan cheesecake flavors available in cups, slices and whole pies include date caramel amaretto, champear, peach schnapps, pumpkin chai, chocolate banana and horchata. Those short on time but long on taste can bring these Arizona-made delicacies to any holiday table, establishing new traditions and healthy lifestyle changes that are good for people and the planet.

Virgin Cheese sales and sampling take place at 915 Main Street in historic downtown Clarkdale, Arizona, Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00 pm. For more information and to see the full menu online, visit To create your custom holiday platter or gift basket over the phone, call 928-202-4890. Want to learn how to make your own dairy free delicacies? Sign up on the Virgin Cheese website to take a Ditchin’ Dairy Demo happening this holiday season in Cottonwood. Virgin Cheese is also served in several local wine tasting rooms in the Verde Valley, including Four Eight Wineworks and The Original Jerome Winery in Jerome, Tantrum Wines in Old Town Cottonwood, and Winery 1912 in Sedona.

About Virgin Cheese

Founded in 2014 by Chief Cheese Officer Jodi Paige in Las Vegas, Virgin Cheese is a plant-based, organic artisanal line of flavorful cheeses. Paige and business partner Anthony Guitron now call the historic town of Clarkdale, Arizona, the home base of Virgin Cheese. Lovingly made with cultured cashew milk, Virgin Cheese is cruelty-free, cholesterol-free, dairy-free, but not flavor-free. Virgin Cheese was nominated for Best Vegan Artisanal Cheese in the country by Veg News in 2020 and featured on Made in Arizona TV. Visit our production and retail location, Virgin Cheese at Hopewell Mine on Main, at 915 Main Street in Clarkdale. For more information on where to find Virgin Cheese, visit or follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Bon Appetit!

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