Artisan cheese gifts are filled with cheeses that are typically made by hand in small batches. When crafting artisan cheese, cheesemakers use many of the traditional cheesemaking techniques rather than relying on industrialization and mechanization. Artisan cheeses also often incorporate multiple types of milk and additional flavorings.
Specialty cheese is one that is not mass-produced – its production is limited. Specialty cheeses may be artisan cheeses, but unlike artisan cheeses there's no requirement that they use only traditional techniques. Specialty cheeses are frequently produced with flavorings like nuts, spices, and herbs.