The Whole Foods '12 Days of Cheese' Sale Returns with a Dozen Cheesy Deals

For the first time, all 12 cheeses will be discounted on all 12 days starting December 10.

We all have our cheesy holiday traditions, but few are literally as cheesy as Whole Foods' annual "12 Days of Cheese" promotion. For the sixth year running, Amazon's upmarket grocery chain will be offering 12 cheeses at a steep discount for 12 days straight.

However, in a new twist for 2021, instead of offering one cheese per day, all 12 cheeses will be discounted the entire time, from December 10 to December 21. So there's no need to mark your makeshift advent calendar with a bunch of different cheese names. Just pop in at any point during the 12-day sale.

Whole Foods' 12 Days of Cheese cheeseboard
Courtesy of Whole Foods

"From creamy to crumbly, our cheese buyers have searched the world to find 12 unique and delicious cheeses for the holiday season, many of which you can only find at Whole Foods Market," the brand states. And as for the discount, all customers get 30 percent off — with Prime members able to tack on an additional 10 percent discount. (In a possible nod to inflation, 2021 marks the first year that the cheese discount isn't 50 percent off — though maybe that's the price you pay for not having to rush in on a specific date?)

Here's your 12 cheese rundown along with the official Whole Foods description:

Klare Melk Truffle Gouda
Exclusively for Whole Foods Market, Dutch Cheese Makers has crafted an exquisite, rich and flavorful raw milk Gouda that's generously laced with truffles. Its unmatched flavor features decadent, velvety notes of sweet cream and butter blend with the truffles' earthy aromatics.

Uplands Pleasant Ridge Reserve
A favorite with customers and cheesemongers alike, this aged, alpine-style cheese is always a delightful experience. Its semi-firm texture provides the right mouthfeel to support a complex flavor profile of fresh milk, nuts and grass.

Neal's Yard Dairy Keen's Cheddar
Since 1899, the Keen family has been perfecting their farmstead, raw-milk cheddar on the picturesque Moorhayes Farm in Somerset, England. This rich cheese is dense, yet creamy. It comes hand-bandaged and larded. Sure to be a hit on any cheese plate.

Cellars at Jasper Hill Gin Washed Harbison
A lot goes into preparing this award-winning, best in class cheese that you'll only find at Whole Foods Market. For example, the bark it's packaged in is soaked in spent juniper from gin production. This helps give the soft-ripened cheese a woodsy and sweet flavor profile with balanced tones of mustard, citrus and vegetal finish. Perfect for entertaining.

Quadrello di Bufala
This beautiful washed-rind cheese is made from creamy, open textured water buffalo milk. The flavor presents as slightly sweet with refreshing grassiness and balanced saltiness. It may show a pink or oatmeal color near the rind, adding to its elegance. Produced in Italy.

Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog
Behold the artisan cheese that led the way for soft-ripened goat cheese in America. Savor the buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous overtones and a clean citrus finish. The flavor of Humboldt Fog continues to intensify as it matures — a dream come true.

MonS Mary dans les Étoiles
Get festive with this Whole Foods Market–exclusive goat cheese that goes big on rich, earthy aroma and bright flavors of fresh grass and tangy citrus. That's not all, though. This soft-ripened Chabichou style cheese is coated in ash with a delightful geotrichum rind. Produced in France.

Rogue Creamery Enraptured Cherries Jubilee
Created exclusively for Whole Foods Market from international award-winning cheesemaker David Gremmels. You'll want to round out your cheese plate with this unique, flavorful blue cheese made with organic wine-soaked cherries. Rich and buttery with notes of berry and currants.

Corcuera Campo de Montalban
The Corcuera family has artfully created a high quality, semi-firm cheese by dedicating both sheep and goat's milk to its production. It's aged for 100 days, resulting in a mild and smooth flavor, with notes of nuts and a balanced acidity.

Cowgirl Creamery Organic Mt Tam
Celebrate the season with all the lusciousness you expect from a triple cream cheese, with a unique core that upholds its texture. It's like Brie's quirky Californian cousin, with flavors of salted butter, cream and white mushrooms. Savory and satisfying every time.

Agour Ossau-Iraty PDO
Twice awarded Best Cheese in the World at the 2006 and 2011 World Cheese Awards. Will its smooth, semi-firm texture and buttery flavor with a black olive and hazelnut finish win over your party guests as well? We're guessing it absolutely will. Produced in France.

Kaltbach Cave-Aged Le Gruyère AOP
We had to finish this with a showstopper. It features silo-free raw cow's milk aged in the sandstone caves of Kaltbach. Let that sink in for a moment. Then take a bite and sink into its deeply full-flavored notes of tangy fruit and classic nuttiness. AOP Swiss perfection that's sure to impress.

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