Waitrose wins the great British cheese testWhich? reveals the best supermarket cheeses
29 April 2010
Premium range Stilton and Cheddar have been put through their paces in a Which? expert taste test.
Our panel of cheese experts blind tested 18 supermarket cheeses to see which Cheddar and Stilton came up trumps - and Waitrose swept up with top marks for both.
The Waitrose Cornish Quartz Vintage Cheddar was best Cheddar on test, scoring an impressive 75% when judged on appearance, aroma, taste and texture. The experts' favourite Stilton was the Waitrose Colston Bassett, which was awarded 72%.
Two of the Cheddars on test were well-known high-street brands. Cathedral City's Vintage 20 came in joint second place at 70% with Aldi's exceptionally good value Bishops Land Extra Strong (69p/100g). McLelland Seriously Vintage didn't do as well - it was the joint lowest-scoring Cheddar at 57%, along with Morrisons The Best Campbeltown Extra Mature Cheddar.
The top two Stiltons on test - Waitrose Colston Bassett Blue Stilton (72%) and Marks & Spencer Colston Bassett Blue Stilton (70%) - are from the same dairy.