Santa Claus, bombarded by gift requests of cheese-balls and delicious cheeses, announced today that he will stop using imported cheese and have his elves get started on an ambitious cheese-making project.
"It's a natural thing to do," says Mr. Claus, "I get hundreds of requests every year from adults that still believe in me. I like to try new things, so I took a few elves off toy-making duty."
Mr. Claus says that since there are no cows at the North Pole, there was a heated discussion among the elves whether cows should be imported. Finally, he says, they decided against it. Instead, the cheese will be made from reindeer milk.
"It will be absolutely delicious. We anticipate it will taste like a cross between goat's cheese and Emmenthaler," said the elf heading the project.
There is no word yet on whether Mr. Claus also intends to start a vineyard to produce a wine that will pair with the cheese.