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Waitrose wins the great British cheese test

Which? reveals the best supermarket cheeses

Waitrose Colston Bassett Blue Stilton sml

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%.

Which? members can read the full results of the test in the ‘Great British Cheese‘ article. If you’re not already a member, subscribe to Which? magazine now to try three issues for £3.

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.

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