Wheels of cheese stacked on top of each other Roth Pavino  Istara P’tit Basque Uplands Cheese Pleasant Ridge Reserve Neal’s Yard Dairy Keen’s Cheddar Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog Emmi Cave Aged Le Gruyère Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme Mitica Cordobes Rogue Creamery Organic Oregon Blue Klare Melk Truffle Gouda The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm Harbison, Prosecco Washed MonS Mary dans les Étoiles

12 Must-Have Cheeses for the Holidays

Wheels of cheese stacked on top of each other

12 Days of Cheese is back! And just in time to celebrate the holidays, too. From December 12 through 23, you can save 50% on a different cheese every day (Prime members even get an extra 10% off).*


From creamy to crumbly, we searched the world to find 12 cheeses we think you’ll love this holiday season. Plus, see what you can pair them with — then visit your store to stock up. It’s time to unleash your inner cheese nerd.


Here’s a tip for even better cheese: Unwrap your cheese about an hour before serving to bring out flavors and aromatics.

*Valid 12/12 – 12/23/19. Quantity limits apply. While supplies last. Quantities limited. No rain checks except where required by law. Discount only applies to the select cheese for the specified day.

Roth Pavino

December 12: Roth Pavino

Rich, earthy, medium-firm Alpine cheese with notes of sweet hazelnut. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.


Wine: Cloudveil Pinot Gris
Beer: Doppelbock
Accoutrement: Dalmatia Organic Fig Spread
Cracker: Apricot, Fig and Lemon Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

 Istara P’tit Basque

December 13: Istara P’tit Basque


Creamy and smooth sheep milk cheese. Mild, nutty flavor with a subtle, sweet finish.


Wine: Les Pierres Grises Saint-Véran
Beer: Pilsner
Accoutrement: Mediterranean Market Lemon Garlic Olives
Cracker: Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes

Uplands Cheese Pleasant Ridge Reserve

December 14: Uplands Cheese Pleasant Ridge Reserve


A cow’s milk Alpine-style cheese modeled after favorites like Le Gruyère and Beaufort. Flavors range from milky to nutty and grassy.


Wine: Jacques Bardelot Champagne Brut
Beer: Brown Ale
Accoutrement: Gusto Sliced Genoa Salami
Cracker: Rustic Bakery Onion Crème Fraîche Flatbreads

Neal’s Yard Dairy Keen’s Cheddar

December 15: Neal’s Yard Dairy Keen’s Cheddar

 

Dense yet creamy with complex flavors ranging from fruity to sweet butterscotch.


Wine: Cala Cabernet Sauvignon
Beer: English IPA
Accoutrement: Bonnie’s Jams Cranberry Cherry Cabernet Jam
Cracker: Cranberry Hazelnut Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog

December 16: Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog


A goat’s milk soft-ripened American original with a beautiful ribbon of edible ash through the center. Floral, herbaceous overtones, buttermilk, fresh cream flavors.


Wine: Madame Liberté Brut
Cider: Hard Apple Cider
Accoutrement: Dalmatia Sour Cherry Jam
Cracker: La Panzanella Mini Original Croccantini

Emmi Cave Aged Le Gruyère

December 17: Emmi Cave Aged Le Gruyère


A firm, almost crumbly Alpine cheese. Robust, deeply flavored, with tangy fruit notes and classic nuttiness.

 

Wine: Criterion Sauvignon Blanc
Beer: Amber Ale
Accoutrement: Mitica Caramelized Walnuts
Cracker: Effie’s Homemade Nutcakes

Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme

December 18: Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme


Raw cow’s milk cheese with a semi-firm texture. Rich, earthy flavors with a finish of light salt, grass and tangy cream. 


Wine: Frey Sun & Rain Organic Chardonnay
Beer: Gose/Sour
Accoutrement: Bonnie’s Jams Bourbon Berry Jam
Cracker: 34 Degrees Natural Crisps

Mitica Cordobes

December 19: Mitica Cordobes


Made with Castellana and Merino sheep milk from Spain. Rich and buttery flavors balanced by bright acidity and nutty undertones. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.


Wine: Giné Giné Priorat
Beer: American Wheat Ale
Accoutrement: Vosges Manchego Cherry Dark Chocolate Bar
Cracker: Hazelnut Cocoa Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

Rogue Creamery Organic Oregon Blue

December 20: Rogue Creamery Organic Oregon Blue


Briny, earthy flavors with notes of sweet cream and huckleberry.


Wine: Upper Left Merlot
Beer: Imperial IPA
Accoutrement: Mitica Orange Blossom Honey
Cracker: Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes

Klare Melk Truffle Gouda

December 21: Klare Melk Truffle Gouda


Rich, flavorful, semi-firm cheese. Velvety notes of sweet cream and butter, generously laced with earthy truffles.


Wine: Adelsheim Pinot Noir
Beer: Imperial Milk Stout
Accoutrement: Creminelli Tartufo Uncured Italian Salami
Cracker: 34 Degrees Natural Crisps

The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm Harbison, Prosecco Washed

December 22: The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm Harbison, Prosecco Washed


Soft-ripened, buttery, woodsy and sweet with balanced tones of mustard. A wash in Presto prosecco brings out bright citrus flavors. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.


Wine: Presto Prosecco

Beer: Oatmeal Stout

Accoutrement: La Quercia Sliced Ridgetop Prosciutto

Cracker: La Panzanella Mini Original Croccantini

MonS Mary dans les Étoiles

December 23: MonS Mary dans les Étoiles


Stunning, ash-coated geo-rind goat cheese. Creamy and grassy, finished with light citrus notes. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.


Wine: De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Brut

Beer: Saison

Accoutrement: Savannah Bee Co. Honeycomb

Cracker: 34 Degrees Natural Crisps

12 Days of Cheese is back! And just in time to celebrate the holidays, too. From December 12 through 23, you can save 50% on a different cheese every day (Prime members even get an extra 10% off).*


From creamy to crumbly, we searched the world to find 12 cheeses we think you’ll love this holiday season. Plus, see what you can pair them with — then visit your store to stock up. It’s time to unleash your inner cheese nerd.


Here’s a tip for even better cheese: Unwrap your cheese about an hour before serving to bring out flavors and aromatics.

*Valid 12/12 – 12/23/19. Quantity limits apply. While supplies last. Quantities limited. No rain checks except where required by law. Discount only applies to the select cheese for the specified day.

12 Days of Cheese is back! And just in time to celebrate the holidays, too. From December 12 through 23, you can save 50% on a different cheese every day (Prime members even get an extra 10% off).*


From creamy to crumbly, we searched the world to find 12 cheeses we think you’ll love this holiday season. Plus, see what you can pair them with — then visit your store to stock up. It’s time to unleash your inner cheese nerd.


Here’s a tip for even better cheese: Unwrap your cheese about an hour before serving to bring out flavors and aromatics.

*Valid 12/12 – 12/23/19. Quantity limits apply. While supplies last. Quantities limited. No rain checks except where required by law. Discount only applies to the select cheese for the specified day.

December 12: Roth Pavino

Rich, earthy, medium-firm Alpine cheese with notes of sweet hazelnut. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.


Wine: Cloudveil Pinot Gris
Beer: Doppelbock
Accoutrement: Dalmatia Organic Fig Spread
Cracker: Apricot, Fig and Lemon Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

December 13: Istara P’tit Basque


Creamy and smooth sheep milk cheese. Mild, nutty flavor with a subtle, sweet finish.


Wine: Les Pierres Grises Saint-Véran
Beer: Pilsner
Accoutrement: Mediterranean Market Lemon Garlic Olives
Cracker: Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes

December 14: Uplands Cheese Pleasant Ridge Reserve


A cow’s milk Alpine-style cheese modeled after favorites like Le Gruyère and Beaufort. Flavors range from milky to nutty and grassy.


Wine: Jacques Bardelot Champagne Brut
Beer: Brown Ale
Accoutrement: Gusto Sliced Genoa Salami
Cracker: Rustic Bakery Onion Crème Fraîche Flatbreads

December 15: Neal’s Yard Dairy Keen’s Cheddar

 

Dense yet creamy with complex flavors ranging from fruity to sweet butterscotch.


Wine: Cala Cabernet Sauvignon
Beer: English IPA
Accoutrement: Bonnie’s Jams Cranberry Cherry Cabernet Jam
Cracker: Cranberry Hazelnut Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

December 16: Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog


A goat’s milk soft-ripened American original with a beautiful ribbon of edible ash through the center. Floral, herbaceous overtones, buttermilk, fresh cream flavors.


Wine: Madame Liberté Brut
Cider: Hard Apple Cider
Accoutrement: Dalmatia Sour Cherry Jam
Cracker: La Panzanella Mini Original Croccantini

December 17: Emmi Cave Aged Le Gruyère


A firm, almost crumbly Alpine cheese. Robust, deeply flavored, with tangy fruit notes and classic nuttiness.

 

Wine: Criterion Sauvignon Blanc
Beer: Amber Ale
Accoutrement: Mitica Caramelized Walnuts
Cracker: Effie’s Homemade Nutcakes

December 18: Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme


Raw cow’s milk cheese with a semi-firm texture. Rich, earthy flavors with a finish of light salt, grass and tangy cream. 


Wine: Frey Sun & Rain Organic Chardonnay
Beer: Gose/Sour
Accoutrement: Bonnie’s Jams Bourbon Berry Jam
Cracker: 34 Degrees Natural Crisps

December 19: Mitica Cordobes


Made with Castellana and Merino sheep milk from Spain. Rich and buttery flavors balanced by bright acidity and nutty undertones. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.


Wine: Giné Giné Priorat
Beer: American Wheat Ale
Accoutrement: Vosges Manchego Cherry Dark Chocolate Bar
Cracker: Hazelnut Cocoa Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

December 20: Rogue Creamery Organic Oregon Blue


Briny, earthy flavors with notes of sweet cream and huckleberry.


Wine: Upper Left Merlot
Beer: Imperial IPA
Accoutrement: Mitica Orange Blossom Honey
Cracker: Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes

December 21: Klare Melk Truffle Gouda


Rich, flavorful, semi-firm cheese. Velvety notes of sweet cream and butter, generously laced with earthy truffles.


Wine: Adelsheim Pinot Noir
Beer: Imperial Milk Stout
Accoutrement: Creminelli Tartufo Uncured Italian Salami
Cracker: 34 Degrees Natural Crisps

December 22: The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm Harbison, Prosecco Washed


Soft-ripened, buttery, woodsy and sweet with balanced tones of mustard. A wash in Presto prosecco brings out bright citrus flavors. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.


Wine: Presto Prosecco

Beer: Oatmeal Stout

Accoutrement: La Quercia Sliced Ridgetop Prosciutto

Cracker: La Panzanella Mini Original Croccantini

December 23: MonS Mary dans les Étoiles


Stunning, ash-coated geo-rind goat cheese. Creamy and grassy, finished with light citrus notes. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market.


Wine: De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Brut

Beer: Saison

Accoutrement: Savannah Bee Co. Honeycomb

Cracker: 34 Degrees Natural Crisps