Advent calendars are plenty of fun: who doesn’t love 25 days of chocolate treats? Well now you can get your very own cheese advent calendar at Target—because why should chocolate have all the fun at the holidays? Yes, that’s right—it’s a cheese advent calendar.

Advent calendars aren’t just kitschy Christmas countdown decor items anymore, nor are they just for kids. This new breed of calendar is creative, cool and comes in totally grown-up themes too. Vinebox already has a wine advent calendar the perfect pairing to go with this cheese advent calendar.

Photo: Courtesy of So Wrong It’s Nom

So what mad genius created a cheese advent calendar? And…what exactly is a cheese advent calendar, anyway? Blogger Annem Hobson at So Wrong It’s Nom,”invented” the cheese advent calendar. The idea for her advent calendar started back in 2016. By 2017 11,000 cheese fans wanted their very own cheese-filled countdown.

Well now that it received some pretty major attention, the calendar has made its way to Target—more specifically, to 247 Target stores nationwide.

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The 12-day countdown includes 24 individually wrapped cheeses. They come in seven varieties: Jarlsberg, Applewood, Ilchester Mature Cheddar, Ilchester Red Leicester Cheese, Ilchester Wensleydale with cranberries, Ilchester Edam and Limited Edition Ilchester Wensleydale with Gingerbread (yes, gingerbread). Can we just say…yum!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Kaboompics

 

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