Whole Foods offers big discounts during ‘12 Days of Cheese’ event

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Who needs a a partridge in a pear tree if you can have twelve cheeses?

Whole Foods Market will highlight an artisan cheese each day during its annual 12 Days of Cheese promotion starting Thursday, Dec. 12 and running through Monday, Dec. 23, according to a Whole Foods release.

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A selected cheese will be sold at a 50 percent discount each day at Whole Foods locations,  including 1050 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725) in Washington Twp. between Centerville and I-675.

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Amazon Prime members can receive an additional 10 percent discount off the original price, Whole Foods officials said.

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“Our team is thrilled for the return of 12 Days of Cheese because we have the opportunity to showcase some truly delicious, diverse and innovative cheeses at an incredible value,” Cathy Strange, Whole Foods Market’s Vice President of Specialty, Product Innovation and Development, said as part of the release.

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Below are the featured cheeses and descriptions provided by Whole Foods:

Thursday, Dec. 12: Roth Pavino

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

Friday, Dec. 13: Istara P'tit Basque

Aged a minimum of 70 days, this creamy and smooth sheep milk cheese has a mild, nutty flavor with a subtle, sweet finish.

Saturday, Dec. 14: Uplands Cheese Pleasant Ridge Reserve

A cow’s milk Alpine-style cheese modeled after favorites like Le Gruyère and Beaufort, with flavors ranging from milky to nutty and grassy. The Pleasant Ridge Reserve is America’s most awarded cheese.

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Sunday, Dec. 15: Neal's Yard Dairy Keen's Cheddar

This cheese is dense yet creamy with complex flavors ranging from fruity to sweet butterscotch. Each wheel has been hand selected by our experts.

Monday, Dec. 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 and fresh cream flavors.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: Emmi Cave Aged Le Gruyère

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

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme

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

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Thursday, Dec. 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.

Friday, Dec. 20: Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue

Aged at least 90 days in Roquefort modeled caves, this organic cheese has briny, earthy flavors with notes of sweet cream and huckleberry. Rogue Creamery recently made history by producing the first American cheese ever to win top honors at the World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy.

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Saturday, Dec. 21: Klare Melk Truffle Gouda

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

Sunday, Dec. 22: Cellars at Jasper Hill Harbison with Prosecco

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.

Monday, Dec. 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.

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