The annual promotion offers at least 50 percent off some awesome cheeses in the lead up to Christmas.

By Mike Pomranz
December 04, 2020
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Sure, advent calendars can be exciting—whether it's candy or wine or matcha or hot sauces—but the truth is, you never know what’s in those things. It’s part of the fun, but who needs the risk? So if you want to get rid of the guessing, forego 25 days of god only knows, and instead, opt for Whole Foods awesome annual promotion: 12 Days of Cheese!

Yes, once again, from December 12 to December 23, Whole Foods shoppers will have the chance to save 50 percent on a different high-quality cheese selected by the brand’s buyers each day—with “many” of these fine products exclusive to Whole Foods Market. And if you’re a Prime member, you’ll receive an additional 10 percent off.

Credit: Whole Foods

Making life even better, we’ve got the entire daily rundown of cheeses below. Here’s what you’ll find—along with the grocer’s official descriptions. Cheap cheese has never sounded so good.

Dec: 12: Klare Melk Truffle Gouda
“Rich, flavorful, semifirm cheese. Velvety notes of sweet cream and butter, generously laced with earthy truffles. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.”

Dec. 13: Uplands Cheese Company Pleasant Ridge Reserve
“A seasonally produced cow’s milk Alpine-style cheese modeled after favorites like Le Gruyère and Beaufort. Flavors range from milky to nutty and grassy. The only cheese in the history of the American Cheese Society’s annual competition to win the top prize — ‘Best in Show’ — three times.”

Dec. 14: Mitica Cordobes
“Made with Castellana and Merino sheep milk from Spain. Rich and buttery flavors balanced by bright acidity and nutty undertones. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.”

Dec. 15: Cowgirl Creamery Organic Hop Along
“Rich, bright notes of buttered toast with a lasting savory finish. Washed in local cider and aged for 45 days, producing yeasty and sweet aromas with a silky, fudgy texture.”

Dec. 16: Caseificio dell'Alta Langa La Tur
“Soft-ripened perfection from a balanced mixture of cow, sheep and goat milk. Sweetness of fresh, grassy cream and bright butter notes with a rich, acidic and yeasty finish.”

Dec. 17: Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme
Semifirm raw cow’s milk cheese that’s made entirely by hand. Rich and earthy with a finish of light salt, fresh grass and tangy cream.”

Dec. 18: MonS Gabietou
“Decadent blend of sheep and cow’s milks, washed with water and rock salt from local warm springs. Dense flavor with rich tones of fruit and balanced earthy mushroom.”

Dec. 19: The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm Harbison, Prosecco Washed
“Soft-ripened, buttery, woodsy and sweet with balanced tones of mustard. A wash in Presto Prosecco brings out bright citrus favors. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.”

Dec. 20: Emmi Kaltbach Cave-Aged Le Gruyère
“Raw, grass-fed cow’s milk cheese with rich minerality from aging in Kaltbach’s sandstone caves. Classic nuttiness with tangy fruit notes. Smooth texture with pronounced crystal crunch.”

Dec. 21: Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog
“A true American Original conceived in a dream—a goat’s milk soft-ripened goat cheese with a beautiful ribbon of edible ash through the center. Floral, herbaceous overtones, buttermilk, fresh cream flavors.”

Dec. 22: Neal’s Yard Dairy Sparkenhoe Red Leicester
“Complex and balanced with bright acidity and lasting savory notes. From the only producer making traditional, farmstead Red Leicester with raw milk from heritage cows.”

Dec. 23: Rogue Creamery Organic Enraptured Blanc
“Young organic blue washed in white wine. Tangy with bright fruit notes and a soft, buttery texture. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.”