Oh I love Hickory Farms. Mom used to pick up a few of the gift packs at the holiday's growing up and we'd snack on them all the time. I still buy one for dad for Christmas every year.
Kim, I want to say the cheese is pretty shelf-stable. You can buy the samplers off regular shelves at Walmart and the mall during Christmas-time. Where do you live? It might be cold enough for them to leave the package depending on where you are and the temperatures.