The 12 Days of Cheesemas

[Originally published on December 18, 2016; revised.]

In honor of the holiday season that surrounds us, I give you the gift of poetry and music. Tonight is the first night of Hannukah, and tomorrow is officially 12 days away from Christmas. No matter what reason you have to celebrate, we can all take part in the 12 Days of Cheesemas.

(Press play, and then scroll down. Feel free to sing along–preferably at the top of your lungs, and with feeling.)

 

The 12 Days of Cheesemas

 

On the first day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

A wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the second day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the third day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the fourth day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the fifth day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

Five Aged Mahons

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the sixth day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

Six Glacier Wildfires

Five Aged Mahons

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the seventh day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

Seven Neal’s Yard Stiltons

Six Glacier Wildfires

Five Aged Mahons

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the eighth day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

Eight triple-cream Bries

Seven Neal’s Yard Stiltons

Six Glacier Wildfires

Five Aged Mahons

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the ninth day of Cheesemas, my monger sampled me

Nine Emmentalers

Eight triple-cream Bries

Seven Neal’s Yard Stiltons

Six Glacier Wildfires

Five Aged Mahons

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the tenth day of Cheesemas, my monger sampled me

Ten Taleggios

Nine Emmentalers

Eight triple-cream Bries

Seven Neal’s Yard Stiltons

Six Glacier Wildfires

Five Aged Mahons

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the eleventh day of Cheesemas, my monger sampled me

Eleven clothbound Cheddars

Ten Taleggios

Nine Emmentalers

Eight triple-cream Bries

Seven Neal’s Yard Stiltons

Six Glacier Wildfires

Five Aged Mahons

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

On the twelfth day of Cheesemas my monger sampled me

Twelve Robiolas

Eleven clothbound Cheddars

Ten Taleggios

Nine Emmentalers

Eight triple-cream Bries

Seven Neal’s Yard Stiltons

Six Glacier Wildfires

Five Aged Mahons

Four Roqueforts

Three Harbisons

Two fresh Crottins

And a wheel of Ossau Iraty.

 

Shameless plug: And, in case you didn’t know, there’s a 12 Days of Cheesemas sale going on in The PhCheese Shop, and you have until Friday to take advantage of some really Gouda savings.

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