Enjoy some cheesy goodness this December with these spectacularly indulgent advent calendars.
Long gone are the days when milk chocolate shapes reigned supreme – now, you can pick up calendars with all kinds of treats inside – including cheese.
That’s right: while cheese advent calendars may not be quite as popular as some of the other alternative advent calendars on the market, there are a growing number of companies offering fromage-themed takes on the countdown to Christmas.
And while a cheese advent calendar may not be for everyone, it’s a great option for cheese lovers looking to make December feel extra festive.
Intrigued? We’ve scoured the internet to find the best cheese advent calendars available for Christmas 2021. Keep reading to check them out in all their glory.
The Welsh Cheese Company Mini Welsh Cheese Advent Calendar
This pint-sized version of The Welsh Cheese Company’s bigger offering contains six different pieces of cheese weighing around 1.2kg, perfect if you don’t want to eat cheese every day of the month but still want a taste of the action.
Inside you’ll find a selection of delicious Welsh cheeses including Cenarth Brie and ‘Bouncing Berry’, a mature white Cheddar blended with cranberries which previously took home the Silver medal at the Nantwich International Cheese Awards.
The Welsh Cheese Company Giant Welsh Cheese Advent Calendar
If you’re looking to kick off your Christmas celebrations with a bang, look no further than this incredible calendar from The Welsh Cheese Company.
Measuring over a metre in width and packed with 24 individual truckles of artisan Welsh cheese, this calendar is sure to be a hit among hardcore cheese lovers. And while you’ll need quite a big fridge to store it all (the calendar splits up into four boxes to make that task a little easier), the selection of incredible cheeses located inside should be enough to keep you going all Christmas.
So Wrong It’s Nom Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar
Now in its fifth year, this cheese advent calendar from So Wrong It’s Nom is filled with 24 individually wrapped tasty cheese bites for an incredibly affordable price.
Featuring classic cheeses including Red Leicester and Double Gloucester, the calendar does is small enough to fit comfortably inside your fridge door, so you can make sure your cheese stays nice and fresh.
The Chuckling Cheese Company Cheese Advent Calendar
If you’re a fan of experimental flavours, look no further than this advent calendar by The Chuckling Cheese Company.
Made up of 24 miniature truckles of cheese across eight unique flavours (including Sunday Roast and Pigs In Blankets), this calendar is the perfect option for anyone looking to add even more excitement to their Christmas countdown.
Even better, because the cheeses are all individually wrapped in colourful wax, they’ll last throughout the festive season and beyond as long as you pop them in the fridge.
The Chuckling Cheese Company Cheese, Crackers and Chutney Advent Calendar
Not satisfied with producing just one cheese advent calendar for 2021, The Chuckling Cheese Company has brought out a second variation with a mix of cheese, crackers and chutney.
You’ll get the same mix of cheese flavours as in the original calendar – including their brand new flavour, Pigs in Blankets – as well as six days of mini crackers and six days of mini chutneys.
Cheesies Advent Calendar
If you don’t have room to keep an advent calendar in your fridge, Cheesies’ fridge-free cheese advent calendar could be just what you’re looking for.
Behind each of the calendar’s 24 doors you’ll find a full-size bag of Cheesies – 100% cheese bites that have been baked until crunchy. What’s not to love?
Paxton & Whitfield Artisan Cheese Advent Calendar
For the ultimate cheese advent calendar experience, look no further than Paxton & Whitfield’s artisan offering, which features a selection of festive and unusual flavours from British and European cheesemakers.
Shipped to you in three separate deliveries throughout December to ensure the cheeses remain fresh, this truly is a calendar like no other – and with only 200 advent calendars available to buy, you’ll want to act quick if you want to get your hands on one.
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