Original cheese advent calendar is back for 2021

Original cheese advent calendar is back for 2021

Have a GOUDA Christmas! Bestselling £8 cheese advent calendar with nine different varieties returns for 2021

  • Cheese advent calendar that sparked a global frenzy five years ago is back
  • Features Ilchester Cheddar with Apple, Onion and Sage for the first time alongside Mexicana, Ilchester mature Cheddar and Applewood Vintage PDO
  • Ilchester Cheddar with Apple, Onion and Sage for the first time alongside spicy Mexicana, Ilchester mature Cheddar and Applewood Vintage PDO.

A cheese advent calendar that sparked a global frenzy when it was first launched six years ago is back for 2021 with a brand new flavour.

The So Wrong It’s Nom Christmas countdown features bits of cheese behind each door, including spicy Mexicana, Ilchester mature Cheddar and Applewood Vintage PDO. This year also includes Ilchester Cheddar with apple, onion ands age for the first time.

The £8 calendar will be available from Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado, Booths, and Amazon UK from early November.

A cheese advent calendar that sparked a global frenzy when it was first launched five years ago is back for 2021 with a brand new flavour.

The calendar contains 24 individually wrapped portions of delicious cheese, encased in a fully recyclable, fridge-door-friendly cardboard calendar. 

The Cheese Calendar has proven to be a must have for the holiday season.  

Since its debut Christmas launch in 2016, more than 700,000 Cheese Advent Calendars have been sold in 16 countries, and its become one of Amazon’s top 10 best selling Christmas calendars.

Writing on Instagram ahead of the launch today, Annem wrote: ‘So here it is! The Cheese Advent Calendar is out from November in 16 different countries! 

‘It feels strange typing that – especially when I created the idea as a handmade cardboard prototype sat in my pyjamas in 2015! I still pinch myself.

What cheeses are in the calendar for 2021? 

*NEW FOR 2021* Ilchester Cheddar with Apple, Onion and Sage – A versatile and uniquely flavored British Cheddar, carefully blended for a well-rounded deliciously sweet Apple flavor, with scrumptious savory notes from the onion and aromatic sage. Pairs perfectly with turkey and cranberry sauce. 

Applewood – A real English treasure, Applewood is made in the West Country from British cheddar and has a delicate smoky flavor and a lovely smooth texture, with a sprinkling of paprika for good measure.

Applewood Vintage PDO Aged for 12 months – This delicious cheese is made from traditional hand-turned British Farmhouse Cheddar. It has a delicate smoky flavor with an exquisitely smooth, rich creaminess that melts in the mouth. Creamy yellow in color, with a sprinkling of paprika.

Ilchester Mature Cheddar – Ilchester’s Cheddar is made in the West Country, close to where Cheddar originated in the Mendip Hills. Take a bite and let the creaminess melt into your mouth, with its earthy tangy notes.

Ilchester Vintage PDO Cheddar – Carefully matured, this cheddar is made in the West Country near the Mendip Hills. With a drier texture to standard cheddar due to the maturing process, you may be lucky to discover some calcium crystals which add crunch to the texture.

Ilchester Double Gloucester – This is a hard cheese with a savory, mellow flavor. You may know it as the famous cheese that is rolled down Coopers Hill annually in May for the UK’s most extreme cheese rolling race!

Ilchester Red Leicester – Smooth and nutty! Add a splash of color to your cheese board with this traditional English cheese, based on a classic Cheddar recipe.

Ilchester Aged Red Leicester – This traditional English cheese has been carefully matured for a minimum of 9 months giving it a distinguishable smooth, tangy and nutty taste.

 Mexicana – This cheese combines a fiery mix of bell, jalapeño and chilli peppers, carefully blended with British Cheddar and a secret mix of Mexican spices.

‘It has come a long, long way since and I couldn’t be more thankful for this wonderful little cheesy community for all of the support. 

‘The new version will be jam packed with nine different scrumptious cheeses with something for everyone to fall in love with.’

The cheese advent calendar was born when Annem posted a blog in 2016 showing how anyone can make one at home.

After trending on Facebook for more than two days and garnering celebrity support from the likes of Emma Bunton and Zooey Deschanel, over 11,000 people signed up to give the campaign their support in four days alone.

It was there that the trend of the Cheese Calendar was born, taking her idea from a small prototype and turning it into a global sensation that’s melted everyone’s hearts.

She officially launched the calendar five years ago and ASDA revealed that it was a bestseller year.

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