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2021 Advent Calendar

May your holidays be cheesy and bright

Liven up your holiday feast with world-class cheese from right here in Alberta.

Not only will you and your guests get to enjoy award-winning cheese from Alberta, but you’ll also be supporting local dairy farmers. These cheeses contain 100% Canadian milk, made with the highest quality standards.

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  1. Dec 1

    Cheese

    Chipotle Cheddar

    Old School Cheesery

  2. Dec 2

    Cheese

    Traditional Feta

    Crystal Springs

  3. Dec 3

    Cheese

    Haloumi

    Chinook

  4. Dec 4

    Cheese

    Chaga Cheddar

    Lakeside Farmstead

  5. Dec 5

    Cheese

    Plain Gouda

    Alberta Pike

  6. Dec 6

    Cheese

    Franco’s Mozzarella Ball

    Alberta Cheese co

  7. Dec 7

    Cheese

    Chive Gouda

    Crystal Springs

  8. Dec 8

    Cheese

    Medium Goudaaward winner

    Sylvan Star

  9. Dec 9

    Cheese

    Traditional Feta Cheeseaward winner

    Krinos

  10. Dec 10

    Cheese

    Dill Cheddar

    Old School Cheesery

  11. Dec 11

    Cheese

    Labneh

    Chinook

  12. Dec 12

    Cheese

    Morel Buttercheese

    Lakeside Farmstead

  13. Dec 13

    Cheese

    Walnut Gouda

    Alberta Pike

  14. Dec 14

    Cheese

    Smoked Gouda

    Crystal Springs

  15. Dec 15

    Cheese

    Old Grizzly Goudaaward winner

    Sylvan Star

  16. Dec 16

    Cheese

    Light Feta Cheese

    Krinos

  17. Dec 17

    Cheese

    Peppercorn Cheddar

    Old School Cheesery

  18. Dec 18

    Cheese

    String Cheese

    Chinook’s

  19. Dec 19

    Cheese

    Reserve Clothbound Cheddar

    Lakeside Farmstead

  20. Dec 20

    Cheese

    Chili Gouda

    Alberta Pike

  21. Dec 21

    Cheese

    Dill Pickle Cheese Curds

    Crystal Springs

  22. Dec 22

    Cheese

    Klondyk Mediumaward winner

    Sylvan Star

  23. Dec 23

    Cheese

    Organic Feta Cheese

    Krinos

  24. Dec 24

    Cheese

    Applewood Smoked Cheddar

    Old School Cheesery

  25. Dec 25

    Cheese

    Herb and Garlic Goudaaward winner

    Sylvan Star

1st of December 2021, Old School Cheesery

Chipotle Cheddar

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Made with puréed chipotle peppers, the flavour of this cheese is absolutely phenomenal. There’s no better way to liven up the party.

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2nd of December 2021, Crystal Springs

Traditional Feta

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This traditional cow feta is brined and perfect for crumbling over any salad. Great for adding a little texture to any holiday dish.

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3rd of December 2021, Chinook

Haloumi

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One of the most versatile cheeses around. Whether it’s baked, fresh, grilled, fried, or marinated, there are so many ways to enjoy Haloumi. Try it on sandwiches, salads, burgers, or even pastas.

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4th of December 2021, Lakeside Farmstead

Chaga Cheddar

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Soaked in chaga tea and aged for up to seven weeks. Enjoy beautiful marbling, notes of nuttiness, and a mild, creamy texture.

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5th of December 2021, Alberta Pike

Plain Gouda

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A traditional gouda perfect for melting over burgers or even a slice of toast. Complements any cracker as a snack.

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6th of December 2021, Alberta Cheese co

Franco’s Mozzarella Ball

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Mild, buttery, and the perfect cheese for melting over any holiday dish.

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8th of December 2021, Sylvan Star

Medium Gouda

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This light and creamy traditional gouda has a subtle tang that pairs perfectly with bread, soup, or wine.

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Awards

  • Champion, 2000 & 2015 – Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

9th of December 2021, Krinos

Traditional Feta Cheese

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Salting twice before the maturation process brings out a rich flavour and irresistibly firm texture.

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Awards

  • Gold medal – 2018 Canadian Cheese Awards
  • 1st place – 2018 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
  • 1st and 2nd place – 2021 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

10th of December 2021, Old School Cheesery

Dill Cheddar

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Infused with real dill weed, this cheese packs the perfect amount of tang. Add it to any cheese plate.

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11th of December 2021, Chinook

Labneh

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Known as “yogurt cheese”, labneh has a tangy taste with a creamy mouth-feel. It’s rich and just right for breakfast or on any sandwich.

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12th of December 2021, Lakeside Farmstead

Morel Buttercheese

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Made in limited quantities, this specialty item adapts the savoury flavour of sautéed morel mushrooms.

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13th of December 2021, Alberta Pike

Walnut Gouda

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This gouda is brilliantly nutty making it the perfect accompaniment to any festive cheese board. Or enjoy it with your favourite wine.

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14th of December 2021, Crystal Springs

Smoked Gouda

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Not too smoky and not too sweet. This light and creamy gouda is sure to become a fan favourite. Especially during the holidays.

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15th of December 2021, Sylvan Star

Old Grizzly Gouda

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Aged over two years with notes of nuttiness, dried fruit, and a subtle butterscotch flavour that lingers on the tongue.

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Awards

  • Champion, 2009 & 2013 – Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

16th of December 2021, Krinos

Light Feta Cheese

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This feta isn’t just low in cholesterol and saturated fat, it’s soft, crumbly, and slightly tangy. The perfect balance.

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17th of December 2021, Old School Cheesery

Peppercorn Cheddar

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Seasoned to perfection with black peppercorns, this cheese has just enough kick to keep you wanting more.

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18th of December 2021, Chinook’s

String Cheese

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Melted, stretched hot, cooled rapidly, and then brined, allowing for a perfectly salty string cheese that pairs perfectly with salads and sandwiches. Great for garnishing and snacking on too.

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19th of December 2021, Lakeside Farmstead

Reserve Clothbound Cheddar

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The process of being aged for a minimum of one year after being hand-wrapped and sealed with wax brings out a subtle nuttiness and notes of citrus along with perfect crystalization.

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20th of December 2021, Alberta Pike

Chili Gouda

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Make the perfect spicy cheese griller with this chili-infused cheese. A traditional gouda with a little extra heat.

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21st of December 2021, Crystal Springs

Dill Pickle Cheese Curds

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A distinct blend of dill and cheddar make these curds the perfect snack. They’re also great as an addition to any party platter.

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22nd of December 2021, Sylvan Star

Klondyk Medium

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Aged for a minimum of three months, this cheese has sweet and fruity notes with a hint of nuttiness.

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Awards

  • First Place for Swiss Style Cheese – 2009 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix (in its first year of production)

23rd of December 2021, Krinos

Organic Feta Cheese

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Inspired by classic feta, this cheese is made with 100% organic cow’s milk. Add it to any dish you wish.

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24th of December 2021, Old School Cheesery

Applewood Smoked Cheddar

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Five hours of cold-smoking with applewood chips brings out smoky and sweet aromas in this bold cheddar.

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25th of December 2021, Sylvan Star

Herb and Garlic Gouda

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The creaminess of this cheese is complemented by fresh herbs and garlic, making it ideal for a delicious mac & cheese or grilled cheese sandwich.

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Awards

  • Champion, 2011 – Canadian Cheese Grand Prix