No matter how old you get, advent calendars never lose their fun. There’s no better way to countdown to Christmas than by unwrapping a little treat for 24 days out of the month.
And sure, the advent calendars that exist are great. You can find chocolate, lipstick, whiskey and even wine behind little cardboard doors. But, there’s one type of advent calendar that didn’t exist until now.
Enter: The cheese-filled advent calendar. Oh! Where have you been all of my life?
Thankfully, British food blogger Annem Hobson wondered the same thing last year, and set out to find a cheesy way to ring in the days before Christmas.
According to her blog, she scoured the internet looking for one she could purchase to no avail. So, she decided to make her own. She details how you can do it for yourself on her blog, but she’s also created a website where you can eventually go to purchase the one she’s working on.
As of right now, you can only sign up to stay in the loop. But, trust me, it’s worth it. You’re going to want to be the first to know when this cheese-filled calendar comes to life.
Because what’s the one thing that could make December better? Umm, more cheese!
If you just can’t stand the thought of potentially having to wait another year to get your hands on one of these, then you’ll definitely want to check out her step-by-step tutorial.
It involves (of course) a variety of cheeses, cookie cutters for festive-shaped cheese—an ordinary cube won’t do in this case—and cling wrap to keep the cheese fresh while it waits to be eaten.
Then, all you’ll need is a cute way to store it. She used the plastic from a chocolate advent calendar to house her cheese shapes, and then covered that with a piece of cardboard decorated like a slice of cheddar. Of course, there were 24 little cut-outs to make the cheese accessible.
Merry Christmas, cheese lovers, each and every one of you!
[h/t: Food and Wine]