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Cheese advent calendars are a major thing for 2022 and we think they’re brie-lient

It doesn’t get cheddar than this – counting down to Xmas with delicious cheese!

Advent calendars get more exciting each year. Gone are the days of picking out your favourite chocolate brand, and cardboard picture windows? Forget it!

Now we have beauty advent calendars, gin advent calendars and even jewellery advent calendars. And now, you can countdown to Christmas with one of these delicious cheese advent calendars for 2022. Just remember to put them in the fridge! The ones we've found below look mighty gouda...

The Chuckling Cheese Company advent calendar 2022

The Chuckling Cheese Advent Calendar, £34.99, Amazon

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What do you get? This experimental cheesy dream is packed with 24 different pieces of cheese, including flavours such as Orange and Whisky, Margherita Pizza, Gin and Tonic Cheddar and of course, the extra special Xmas flavour - we're talking a Christmas pudding with a hint of brandy and cinnamon. Yes, really!

Why we love it? The fantastically flavoured cheese treats come in different coloured wax cheese truckles, think Babybels but with the ultimate luxury upgrade. That means should you want to save them for later they’ll last way beyond the festive season.

Ilchester Cheese advent calendar 2022

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar, £14.95 (WAS £22.95), Amazon

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What do you get? This year’s 24-door model hides a mini cheese surprise behind each one - from Wensleydale to Applewood and even Mexicana, with a wide range of flavours. 

Why do we love it? Along with the individual cheeses, there are also cheesy jokes waiting for you behind each door – praise cheesus! Plus the new book design means it can be split in half for easier storage in the fridge. It's currently 29% off so hurry to grab a bargain!

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar and Jacobs selection, £25.99, Amazon

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What do you get? You get everything mentioned in the Ilchester calendar above, plus a Jacobs selection of crackers and biscuits to enjoy your cheese on. Plus - a Naras festive activity card, which features either jokes, activities or acts of kindness to keep you buys in the run-up to Christmas 

Why do we love it? For an extra few quid you get yummy crackers to enjoy your cheese with - as well as some fun Christmas activities. Great!

Giant Welsh Cheese advent calendar 2022

Giant Welsh Cheese Advent Calendar, £164, The Welsh Cheese Company

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What do you get? This giant calendar is a celebration of Welsh cheesemaking, containing produce from seven different cheesemakers, with contents ranging from creamy soft cheeses to punchy Cheddars and yummy blues. 

Why we love it? Cheese lovers, brace yourselves. This beauty from The Welsh Cheese Company contains a whopping 4.2 kilograms of cheese and measures over a metre in width. You're getting a lot of cheese for your money! 

Mini Welsh Cheese Advent Calendar, £43, The Welsh Cheese Company

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What do you get? This mini version of the above advent calendar has six windows and six delicious individual Welsh cheeses to enjoy throughout December. There's a total of 1.2kg of delicious cheese to enjoy, which is still enough for a cheesy feast!

Why we love it? You still get to sample some of the most stunning offerings from the Welsh Cheese Company  - including a brie, a blue and two gorgeous cheddars, but this smaller-sized calendar is a lot easier to fit in the fridge!

Paxton & Whitfield advent calendar 2022

Artisan Cheese Advent Calendar, £150, Paxton and Whitfield 

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What do you get? A delicious hand-cut and hand-wrapped taster of artisan cheese each day in December. This carefully curated cheese advent calendar features festive classics including Gruyere and Stilton, as well as more unusual cheeses from artisan British and European cheesemakers. 

Why we love it? You'll receive three fresh deliveries of eight hand-cut and hand-wrapped, artisan cheese boxes, so you don't need to worry about how to store it. The first advent parcel will be delivered on 30 November, followed by the second on 7 December and the final installment on 15 December.

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