This epic cheese advent calendar is back by popular demand - and it’s just £8

So Wrong It's Nom's popular cheese advent calendar is back - with five new flavours!

Ilchester cheese selection
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Know someone who is addicted to cheese? They'll love to crack this open...

This cheese advent calendar from Food blog So Wrong It's Nom, will 'brie' the perfect countdown to Christmas for those who love fromage.

Forget beauty advent calendars, if you or someone you know, always chooses a cheeseboard from the dessert menu then this gift is for them! Who else thinks this would pair perfectly with wine, or even a one of our favourite gin advent calendars?

The edible Christmas countdown features nine cheeses this year - including spicy Mexicana, Ilchester mature Cheddar andApplewood Vintage PDO.

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The fun tasting advent calendar is available from Sainsbury's, Lidl, Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado, Booths and Amazon UK from early November.

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

The cheese advent calendar flavours in full:

  • Applewood– Made in the West Country from British cheddar, a delicate smoky flavour and smooth texture, all finished with a dusting of paprika.
  • Applewood Vintage PDO Aged for 12 months– made from hand-turned farmhouse Cheddar. A smoky flavour with an exquisitely smooth, rich creaminess that melts in the mouth. Creamy yellow in colour, finished with a sprinkling of paprika.
  • Ilchester Derby with Sage – Derby is one of England's oldest and most famous cheeses. Finely chopped sage was added as early as the 17th century, as it was thought to carry health benefits.
  • Ilchester Mature Cheddar –Ilchester's Cheddar comes from the West Country, close to where Cheddar originated in the Mendip Hills. Let the creaminess melt into your mouth, with its earthy tangy notes.
  • IlchesterDouble Gloucester – This is a hard cheese with a savoury, mellow flavour. It's also the famous cheese rolled down Coopers Hill for the UK's most extreme cheese race!
  • Ilchester Red Leicester – Smooth and nutty.
  • Ilchester Aged Red Leicester – This traditional English cheese has been carefully matured for a minimum of nine months giving it a distinguishable smooth, tangy and nutty taste.
  • Mexicana– A fiery mix of bell, jalapeño and chilli peppers, carefully blended with traditional British Cheddar and a secret mix of Mexican spices.
  • 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, there are sometimes crunchy calcium crystals.

So Wrong It's Nom advent calendar

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Who is behind the cheese advent calendar?

The calendar is in it's third year thanks to it's creator food blogger Annem Hobson, 31, from London, who runs food blog So Wrong It's Nom.

She created the UK's first ever cheese advent in 2016 as she was frustrated at the lack of festive cheese offerings at the supermarkets.

And with all these tasty cheeses to try here - let the countdown commence, add some different cheeses to your recipes this year.

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.

Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.

Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.

When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.