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The 12 Days of Christmas Cheese


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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Two sweet Bijou and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Five Golden Gates, four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Six wheels a-smoking, five Golden Gates, four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Seven Fawns a-melting, six wheels a-smoking, five Golden Gates, four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Eight Ruperts a-ripening, seven Fawns a-melting, six wheels a-smoking, five Golden Gates, four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Nine Époisses oozing, eight Ruperts a-ripening, seven Fawns a-melting, six wheels a-smoking, five Golden Gates, four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Ten Bossas a-stinking, nine Époisses oozing, eight Ruperts a-ripening, seven Fawns a-melting, six wheels a-smoking, five Golden Gates, four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Eleven fetas brining, ten Bossas a-stinking, nine Époisses oozing, eight Ruperts a-ripening, seven Fawns a-melting, six wheels a-smoking, five Golden Gates, four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Twelve mongers wrapping, eleven fetas brining, ten Bossas a-stinking, nine Époisses oozing, eight Ruperts a-ripening, seven Fawns a-melting, six wheels a-smoking, five Golden Gates, four Bluebirds, three French bries, two sweet Bijou, and Rogue River Blue in pear eau de vie.

Susan Axelrod

Editor-in Chief Susan Sherrill Axelrod’s love affair with cheese began at age 12, when she bicycled to a gourmet shop to taste an exotic newcomer—French brie. She lives with her partner in midcoast Maine, where she enjoys a well-made cocktail, hiking with their dog, Lucy, and spending as much time as possible on the water.

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