A cheese advent calendar exists and it’s a yes from us

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  • *Starts the Christmas countdown immediately*

    Christmas is coming, and the countdown is most definitely on. For the skincare and beauty buffs out there, you’ve got beauty advent calendars to see you through the season. It’s also worth mentioning that there’s a Christmas Colin the Caterpillar on the way, and a Percy the Pig advent calendar hitting shelves this year.

    But for many of us, Christmas = cheese. And lots of it.

    So thankfully, the world’s first Cheese Advent Calendar is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever.

    Edam good idea if you ask us.

    Whether your favourite cheese is a nice bit of Applewood, or you’re more inclined to go for a classic Cheddar, there’s something for everyone.

    The 24 day calendar by food blogger Annem Hobson from So Wrong Its Nom offers a daily nibble of the good stuff, with a range of cheeses – Jarlsberg, Applewood, Ilchester Mature Cheddar, Red Leicester, Edam and Wensleydale with cranberries, plus some new additions including Mexicana and Double Gloucester.

    cheese advent calendar

    Credit: So Wrong It’s Nom

    Plus, there’s a limited edition bite waiting behind those doors – Wensleydale with gingerbread. Interesting…

    All you need to do is pop the advent calendar in the fridge and enjoy a bite a day throughout December.

    Sound like your kinda thing? Same.

    You’ll be able to get hold of your own cheesey advent calendar from November, retailing at ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Ocado, Waitrose, Lidl and Booths stores nationwide, priced at £8 – £10 depending on the retailer.

    Add crackers and a nice helping of chutney, or if you’d prefer enjoy the individual chunks by themselves because, let’s face it, sometimes you just want cheese without faff.

    And that’s not all. There’s also The Cheese Cracker on offer this year, and it’s an absolute bargain at just £3.

    It includes one stick of Ilchester Cheddar Cheese made in the West Country in the Mendip Hills, one stick of Ilchester Red Leicester Cheese, with a smoothy and slightly nutty taste, one personal-sized jar of Tiptree Tomato Chutney, five mini oatcakes, 1 hat and 1 cheesy joke.

    We’ve got a feeling these are going to make Christmas 2019 brie-lly fun (sorry).

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