Christmas Tried and Tested Cheese

We know just how important the cheeseboard is at Christmas so we’ve taste tested this years best festive inspired cheeses from the UK’s leading supermarkets. Take a look at our top cheeses including who is our winner of this year’s Cheese taste test. We were kindly sent these for our taste test.

Asda’s Cheddar with TruffleWe earn a commission for products purchase through some links in this article.

Below are the results of our cheese taste test 2019:

ten out of ten ratingASDA Cheddar With Truffle


ASDA Truffle Cheese
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Asda’s Cheddar with Truffle has been voted favourite in this taste test. The cheese is creamy and smooth and the truffle alongside the cheddar really balanced each other out and didn’t overpower in taste. The truffle gave quite an oak taste and is everything you would want in a cheese.

Cheddar with Truffle

nine out of nine rating

ASDA Bowland Lancashire Apple, Raisin & Cinnamon


ASDA Fruit Cheese
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If your looking for a choose which is a more on the fruity side then this is for you. Our taste testers found this cheese to be packed apples, raisins and cinnamon. Each of the fruits were evenly distributed through this cheese which was soft and crumbly. The cheese was quite sweet however the apple added in a little bit of a bite and the cinnamon gave a festive taste.

ASDA Bowland Lancashire Apple, Raisin & Cinnamon



eight out of ten score

Sainsbury’s Mature Cheddar & Choritzo Cheese


Sainsbury's Mature Cheddar & Choritzo Cheese
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Strong, smokey and the perfect sharing cheese, we couldn’t get enough of it. Arriving straight to the table in its oven-to-table bowl our tasters said it smelled as good as it looked. Rich, creamy, plenty of Choritzo throughout for that spicy but smokey taste and the cheddar was tangy and strong and the mozzarella made a tasty addition.


BUY HERE Sainsbury’s Mature Cheddar & Choritzo Cheese



seven point five out of tenTesco Cheddar & Red Leicester Star Cheese


Tesco Cheese Truckle Star
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Tesco’s Star has two different cheeses to choose from. One of the flavours is medium cheddar which of course is quite a sharp cheddar although it is easy to slice. The red Leicester was really tasty and is quite crumbly. To taste it was slightly nutty but also had a creamy taste to the cheese. The only issue was that as the red Leicester was crumbly it did make a bit of a mess when trying to slice.

BUY HERE Tesco Cheddar & Red Leicester Star Cheese




Seven Out Of TenASDA Extra Special Wyke Farms Vintage Cruncher Cheddar


ASDA Wykes Farm Cheddar
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ASDA Extra Special Wyke Farms Vintage Cruncher Cheddar is  a lighter coloured cheese, quite tangy and fairly smooth to slice. To taste the cheese is quite nutty and fairly creamy, this would be ideal on cheese on toast or to add to macaroni cheese for a tasty, strong sauce.

BUY HERE ASDA Extra Special Wyke Farms Vintage Cruncher Cheddar


There you have it, our official taste test for this years best Christmas cheese. As always all opinions are our own. Why not let us know which cheese has been your favourite so far?

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