Christmas: it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t believe us? Well, regardless of whether or not you celebrate the holiday, it’s hard to argue against its many fun activities, such as caroling, posing for cheesy portraits in ugly sweaters, snagging some seriously killer Black Friday deals, and, of course, gorging yourself like Thanksgiving didn’t just happen roughly 30 days prior.

Now, we don’t know about your Christmas preferences, but we for one are really into that last point–the whole goring ourselves with yummy foods until we can barely stand thing! In fact, it’s been one of our favorite traditions since we were kids, namely because of one, very awesome custom…the advent calendar.

As little ones, we loved to pop open those tiny cardboard slots, and indulge in the chocolates hiding behind them. That said, our love for sweets hasn’t quite carried into adulthood; these days we’re much more into the savory and complex versus the confectionary. That’s why, when we got wind that a new CHEESE-themed advent calendar is hitting the shelves this holiday season, we got very, very pumped.

The incredible culinary vision has actually been around in the UK for some time now, but because it has been such a hit, 247 Target stores in the U.S. have decided to retail the calendar starting this November. The Cheese Advent Calendar will set you back $20 and contains 24 individually-wrapped kinds of cheese in 5 different varieties–Jarlsberg®, Applewood®, Ilchester® Mature Cheddar, Ilchester® Red Leicester Cheese, and Ilchester® Wensleydale with cranberries.

Yummy cheeses that come from Across the Pond? Sounds good to us!

To learn the story behind how the iconic Cheese Advent calendar came to be, be sure to watch the video below!

We’d love to hear your take on this delicious, new advent calendar. Do you plan to buy it? Have you ever purchased a non-traditional advent calendar? If so, what was in it?