"... Whole Foods agrees, and just announced they're bringing back their annual “12 Days of Cheese” special. Each day, starting December 12 (and ending December 23), nationwide Whole Foods shoppers will receive the pre-determined cheese of the day at 50 percent off, many of which are Whole Foods exclusives. Merry Cheesemas to us!
Here, the 12 Days of Cheese calendar:
Dec. 12: Roth Pavino — a rich, earthy, medium-firm Alpine cheese with notes of sweet hazelnut
Dec. 13: Istara P’tit Basque — a creamy and smooth sheep’s milk cheese with a mild, nutty flavor and a subtle, sweet finish that’s aged a minimum of 70 days
Dec. 14: Uplands Cheese Pleasant Ridge Reserve — a cow’s milk Alpine-style cheese modeled after favorites like Le Gruyère and Beaufort, with flavors ranging from milky to nutty and grassy. (It’s also America’s most awarded cheese!)
Dec. 15: Neal’s Yard Dairy Keen’s Cheddar — a dense yet creamy cheese with complex flavors ranging from fruity to sweet butterscotch
Dec. 16: Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog — a goat’s milk soft-ripened American cheese with a ribbon of edible ash through the center, as well as floral, herbaceous overtones, buttermilk and fresh cream flavors
Dec. 17: Emmi Cave Aged Le Gruyère — a firm, almost crumbly Alpine cheese that’s robust and deeply flavored, with tangy fruit notes and classic nuttiness
Dec. 18: Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme — a raw cow’s milk cheese with a semi-firm texture, rich, earthy and grassy flavors and a salty finish
Dec. 19: Mitica Cordobes — a sheep’s milk cheese from Spain with rich, buttery flavors balanced by bright acidity and nutty undertones
Dec. 20: Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue — an organic cheese that’s aged at least 90 days and has briny, earthy flavors with notes of sweet cream and huckleberry
Dec. 21: Klare Melk Truffle Gouda — a semi-firm cheese with velvety notes of sweet cream and butter, laced with earthy truffles
Dec. 22: Cellars at Jasper Hill Harbison with Prosecco — a soft-ripened, buttery and sweet cheese with notes of mustard that’s washed in prosecco
Dec. 23: MonS Mary dans les Étoiles — an ash-coated geo-rind goat cheese that’s creamy and grassy with light citrus notes ..."
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