Whole Foods Is Celebrating the Royal Baby with Cheese

‘Royal Addition Cheese’ honors Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby and resembles the expectant father’s hair color.


Photo by: Samir Hussein/Getty

Samir Hussein/Getty

While much of the world is expressing its excitement about the impending birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby by speculating about everything from the baby’s due date to its gender to its citizenship, Whole Foods is conveying its delight with cheese.

The Amazon-owned supermarket chain is launching a limited-edition “Royal Addition Cheese” in honor of the forthcoming royal baby. (I guess because cheese is a great way to celebrate pretty much anything?)

“Celebrating the royal baby the only way we know how: Cheese,” Whole Foods declared on Twitter.

The Westminster Royal Mark red cheddar cheese, which is made in Southwest England yet nods to cheddar’s popularity in both England and America, “combines a slight pleasant tanginess and a creamy texture, with flavor notes of burnt caramel and a slightly sweet and nutty finish, to create a world-class taste, worthy of royalty,” Whole Foods Market said in press materials cited by Bustle.

In consideration of the home countries of the expectant parents, the cheddar will be sold, in limited quantities and priced from $9.99 to $12.99 per pound, at Whole Foods Markets in both the U.S. and the U.K. The sale date will coincide with the baby’s birth … which is to say any minute now.

It’s worth noting that this is not the first time Whole Foods has released a Royal Addition Cheese to mark the debut of a new member of the royal family; they did so in honor of two of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s babies. However, Whole Foods said via Bustle, this particular Royal Addition Cheese was made with “tropical fruit pulp annatto” to give it “a unique, vibrant orange hue, to match Prince Harry’s signature hair."

Perhaps the baby will also be a redhead? Something else to speculate about!

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