Cheese Advent Calendar Is Our New Favorite Thing (Photos)
By Cooking Panda
Advent calendars are a fun way to ring in the holiday season by counting down to Christmas while receiving a little goody each day. Now, this typically comes in the form of tiny, waxy chocolates, but it is becoming increasingly trendy to offer things that are, to some, even more fun than chocolate, like Aldi’s magnificent new wine calendar, for instance.
Now cheese lovers can have their day too, and it just so happens that this is going to go perfectly with the wine calendar.
You might recall that in December 2016, English food blogger extraordinaire Annem Hobson gave the world a beautiful, beautiful gift: a cheese advent calendar, which sadly only went out in limited release at the time.
“After searching high and low and discovering there shockingly wasn’t already [a cheese advent calendar] on the market, I launched a campaign after creating one handmade prototype last Christmas,” said Hobson, according to the Nottingham Post.
Hobson explained that 11,000 people signed up to receive a 2017 model, which led to “a busy year of figuring out packaging, wrapping [her] head around contracts, retailers, trademarks and more.” This year, the cheese calendars are finally out for wide release for around $12 in Asda stores starting on Nov. 9!
Sadly, this is only available in the U.K. for the moment, but Hobson says you shouldn’t despair if you can’t get your hands on one.
“US, Europe and rest of the world — you have not been forgotten,” she wrote in her blog, So Wrong It’s Nom. “Your support means the world to me and some very important people have told me that if the calendar performs well here in my home country, they’ll soon be heading your way in no time. If you would like the world’s first Cheese Advent Calendar to be in your country, send me your feedback so I can show it to retailers!”
If you don’t live near an Asda, you can always make your own calendar until Hobson’s version makes it to an area near you. You can check out her step-by-step prototype instructions here.Annem Hobson, cheese advent calendar, cheese Christmas, novelty advent calendars, wine advent