For those people who prefer cheddar to chocolate, the “Cheester Egg” might well be the perfect gift for you.

Cheester Egg: the Easter egg made out of cheese

Almost everyone loves Easter, as it can mean that you’ll not only have some time off, but you will no doubt be inundated with a whole lot of chocolate eggs.

But for those people who don’t want a stockpile of chocolate eggs, there is an alternative, which is the “Cheester Egg” – an egg that’s made entirely out of cheese.

Originally the brainchild of Annem Hobson, an English food blogger, the “Cheester Egg” – that seems to be the first of its kind – is being made as a collaboration between Hobson and artisan cheese company, Wildes Cheese.

Sure, at almost twenty bucks, it costs more than a traditional Easter egg, but the hard, crumbly cheese egg could be coveted by those people who don’t eat chocolate (or just prefer cheese to chocolate).

Unlike most chocolate eggs, the “Cheester Egg” is solid, meaning each egg is approximately 260 grams of award-winning cheese (as Wildes’ “Napier” was named “London’s Favourite Cheese” in 2015).

If that’s not enough for you or someone you care around, Hobson also offers “Nest Hampers” that has also includes sourdough, crispbreads and membrillo.

While the “Cheester Egg” appears to be the first of its kind, it’s not the first time that Hobson has offered up cheese as an alternative to chocolate, as her cheese advent calendar prototype was trending over the holidays and is also set to become a reality.

Cheese is what excites me, so I’m thrilled my plans for a Cheester Egg have finally hatched.

There’s a whole army of cheese lovers out there showing me their support and I hope I’m doing them proud. – Hobson