10 of the all time best cheeses

10 of the all time best cheeses

Cheese. An Achilles heel for the diet, but one that a fromage lover cannot resist. It’s one that poses the age old contest between the hard cheese and the soft cheese. So to meet in the middle, here is our list of 10 best cheeses...

HARD CHEESE

10 of the all time best cheeses

1.The Cheddar Cheese

Average (£): 1.50 to 3.00 per 100g

Flavour: Mild, Medium, Strong & Extra strong levels of cheesiness

One that all can agree is an essential, cheddar cheese is the one to always be found in even the emptiest of fridges. And no matter the budget, cheddar is always on top as the key tool for a delicious toastie. Topped with bacon and onion relish- yum.

10 of the all time best cheeses

2. Red Leicester Cheese

Average (£): 1.50 to 3.00 per 100g

Flavour: Mild and sweet flavoured

If its eye-catching colour isn’t enough, it’s a great sweeter alternative to the cheddar, and is also ideal for the toastie, or better yet, grated and tossed into the salad. If you’re not feeling that healthy, gobbling a slab of Leicester is always the way to go!

10 of the all time best cheeses

3. The Cornish Yarg

Average (£): 2.20 per 100g

Flavour: Fresh and citrusy

The distinctive ingredient to the making of the Cornish Yarg is its nettle shell, which holds in its soft lemon zing centre. It’s the perfect cheese to gorge on with crackers and a glass of prosecco!

And of course, preferably whilst relaxing in the sun…though this is not guaranteed…

10 of the all time best cheeses

4. Classic Blue Stilton

Average (£): 1.50 per 100g

Flavour: Creamy with a sharp tang

A cheese of mould. The blue stilton is a one born and bred in the UK, and ever since the 1700s, it still manages to cause controversy over its likeability. But you can’t deny its flexibility, it can be enjoyed with a plateful of grapes, melted into the perfect steak sauce or used to make the well-known British beef, stilton and ale pie.

10 of the all time best cheeses

5. Parmesan

Average (£): 2.10 per 100g

Flavour: Dry & Strong

A flakey cheese that tops off any meal - italiano or not. A must-have with a pear and parma ham salad or a huge bowl of spaghetti.

SOFT CHEESE

10 of the all time best cheeses

6. British Brie

Average (£): 1.50 minimum per 100g

Flavour: Creamy & Mild

Known as one of the smelly cheeses, its smell is compensated by the fact it is the creamiest of the soft cheeses, lathered onto crackers and into paninis, all it needs is a slice of bacon and it’s made.

10 of the all time best cheeses

7. Camembert

Average (£): 1.50 minimum per 100g

Flavour: Also very creamy, with a stronger flavour than brie

The favourite for a cheese fondue, camembert oozes cheesiness and is only complete with the dipping of bread, balsamic vinegar and the dousing of onion chutney.

10 of the all time best cheeses

8. Roule with Garlic & Herbs

Average: (£): 2.00 per 150g

Flavour: Highly seasoned and very creamy

A light flavourful soft cheese that dangerously can lead to the entire lot being eaten, best known to be smothered on a toasted chunk of bread and butter.

10 of the all time best cheeses

9. Feta

Average (£): 2.00 per 100g

Flavour: Light, soft and salty

A Grecian treat, feta is great with simply olives and balsamic vinegar or sprinkled over a meat feast.

10 of the all time best cheeses

10. Goats Cheese

Average (£): 2.00 per100g

Flavour: Spreadable, soft and mild

A soft cheese that divides the lovers of cheese, it’s at its finest melted into a pile of roasted vegetables or added into a quiche. It works as both the summer and winter solution to the need for cheese!

If you're looking for cheese-spiration, you can find your perfect cheese by visiting The Cheese Society's website.

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