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Aldi Just Released 6 Cheeses Named After 80s Hit Songs

Launching February 6—just days ahead of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards—Aldi announced the news of their Happy Farms limited release, and it looks so, so good. Each of the six products are priced at $3.49 and are appropriately named after hit ’80s songs. So, if you need an awards show snack, this is it! The variety includes, Wake Me Up Before You Goat Goat, Sweet Cheddar of Mine, Girls Just Wanna Have Fontina, Pour Some Gouda on Me, and Total Eclipse of the Havarti.

Total Eclipse of the Havarti

This cheese is a classic Havarti with a traditional flavor and texture. It’s named after Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart, and pairs well with a red like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Merlot.

Wake Me Up, Before You Goat Goat

This cleverly named goat cheese comes packaged in cute individual medallions, which makes it an easy grab-and-go snack to keep in the fridge. Aldi suggests pairing this cheese, named after Wham!’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, with a Sauvignon Blanc.

Sweet Cheddar of Mine

This creamy red Leicester-style cheddar cheese is named after the 1987 hit Sweet Child O’ Mine, by Guns N’ Roses. The cheese is made from milk that’s imported exclusively from the Isle of Man. Aldi recommends pairing this with one of their full-bodied white wines.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fontina

This fontina cheese is Danish cow’s milk cheese, rather than the typical Italian fontina, and has a soft, sweet taste. According to Aldi, it pairs well with a Malbec or Sangiovese. It’s named after Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 hit, Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

Billie Goat is My Lover

This cheese, named after Michael Jackson’s hit Billie Jean, is a hybrid cheese that combines a goat-cheddar cheese with a mild cheddar. Aldi describes this as a buttery mild cheddar with sweet and tangy notes of goat cheese that goes well with fruity wines and ales.