Moneyish: Whole Foods is now offering 50% off a bunch of fancy cheeses

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This delicious perk will melt away holiday stress.

Now you can indulge in truffle gouda, aged Swiss gruyere, earthy camembert and other artisan offerings for 50% off during Whole Foods Market’s “12 Days of Cheese” holiday special running Dec. 12 through Dec. 23.

Each day, a different cheese variety will be half-off, and Amazon Prime members can also get an additional 10% off the already discounted price of each day of cheese.

The cheesy specials include Cypress Grove Chevre Humboldt Fog, a soft-ripened American cheese that normally retails for $27.99 per pound that will be around $13.99 ($11 for Prime members). There’s an aged goat cheese from Vermont originally priced at $9.99 that would retail at $4.99 ($3.99 for Prime members); a Kombucha Willoughby cheese with undertones of buttermilk and fruit that’s normally around $25.99 on sale for $12.99 ($10.39 for Prime members); and a mild and creamy Mitica Drunken Goat cheese made with milk from Murciana goats and soaked for three days in a Spanish red wine, originally $16.99 per pound, and on sale for $8 (or around $7 for Prime members).

Cheese lovers are spending a lot of cheddar. The global cheese market has grown at a rate of 4.4% each year, and is estimated to exceed $100 billion by 2019. So it’s no surprise that cheese continues to take a bigger slice out of holiday gift giving. Grocery chain Aldi is also selling a Happy Farms Preferred Advent Cheese Calendar at the special retail price of $12.99 featuring a 16.9-ounce servings of 24 imported mini cheeses in varieties like gouda, cheddar, Red Leicester and Havarti.

Also read: People are dropping upwards of $200 on novelty advent calendars

Here’s the full list of Whole Foods 12 Days of Cheese (discounted prices vary per region).

Dec. 12: Klare Melk Truffle Gouda; $10.99/lb ($9.89 for Prime members)

Rich and flavorful raw milk gouda laced generously with truffles.

Dec. 13: Esquirrou Petit Ossau-Iraty; $11.99/lb ($10.79 for Prime members)

A French cheese with rich, nutty aromas.

Dec. 14: Kaltbach Cave Aged Le Gruyère; $9.95/lb ($8.95 for Prime members)

This Swiss cheese is full-flavored with tangy fruit and classic nuttiness that’s perfect for fondue, paired with roasted meats, potatos or apple pie.

Dec. 15: Vermont Creamery Bijou; $4.99/unit ($4.49 for Prime members)

Bijou — the French word for “jewel” — has citrus-forward flavors with a hint of nuts.

Dec. 16: Mons Camembert; $4.99/unit ($4.49 for Prime members)

This French cheese is slightly salty and earthy.

Dec. 17: Neal’s Yard Dairy Keen’s Cheddar; $11.49/lb ($10.34 for Prime members)

This raw milk cheddar comes from one of only three traditional producers remaining in the UK, boasting a rich and creamy texture with a hint of spice.

Dec. 18: Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog; $13.99/lb ($12.59 for Prime members).

An American cheese similar to soft-ripened goat cheese.

Dec. 19: Uplands Cheese Company Pleasant Ridge Reserve; 12.95/lb ($11.65 for Prime members)

This raw milk cheese is only produced from May through October and is sweet and earthy with fruit-forward notes.

Dec. 20: Saxon Creamery Hika Bay; $4.99/lb ($4.49 for Prime members)

This Wisconsin cheese is carefully aged for a smooth and creamy texture.

Dec. 21: Rogue Creamery Organic Enraptured Blue; 12.99/unit ($11.69 for Prime members)

A blue cheese that’s soaked in a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel wines for a bold and buttery flavor with notes of berries.

Dec. 22: Mitica Drunken Goat; $9/unit ($8.10 for Prime members)

This cheese is made from the milk of Murciana goats and soaked in red wine for three days. The result is a well-balanced, mild and creamy goat cheese.

Dec. 23: Cellars at Jasper Hill Kombucha Willoughby; $8.99/unit ($8.09 for Prime members)

This Vermont cheese has undertones of fruit and buttermilk, and is washed with kombucha for added notes of jasmine and lavender.

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