Waitrose's edible flower-coated cheese is a festive must-have

Christmas dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year. But there's more to holiday food than just barbecue. From canapés and Christmas puddings, to the must-have cheese board with biscuits and chutney. Whether you're hosting a small family gathering or hosting a cheese and wine night via Zoom, Waitroses' mountain cheeses and edible flowers are the perfect centerpiece. Your holiday plans may be a little more subdued in 2020, but no matter what you're planning to do this Christmas, this edgy piece is worth adding to your cart.

Waitrose launched their new alpblossom cheese on Instagram. Produced in the alpine meadows of Germany, it has a silky texture. To top it off, it's covered in dried cornflowers, rose petals, marigolds, lavender, and vanilla, which makes it look like it's been sprinkled with pretty confetti.

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Flowers and herbs are not just for decoration. They add subtle flavor and texture to nut cheeses. “Our shoppers come to our counters for inspiration, innovation and unique products they can’t find elsewhere, as well as the expertise of our partners, so this cheese is the perfect new addition,” Waitrose’s cheese buyer Alice Shrubsall told Delish.

She added: "This cheese has a very unique and delicate aroma that matches its beautiful appearance but packs a big punch in terms of flavour. Cheese is often the last meal of a special meal and this one This stunning Alpine flower will be a real highlight on your cheese board this Christmas.”

You can now buy alpblossom cheese in Waitrose stores.