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The rise in popularity of exotic cheeses

The range of cheese available on supermarket shelves and in farm shops up and down the country is extensive. When it comes to cheese, as a nation we’ve become more adventurous and many of us love nothing more than to discover new cheeses and taste new varieties.

Exotic cheeses

Eating out more and holidaying in far flung destinations has contributed to making us more adventurous when it comes to food and drink. Cheeses such as feta and halloumi from Greece, mozzarella and gorgonzola from Italy and monterey jack from America would have sounded exotic a decade ago but are cheeses we are all familiar with now.

In response to demand and changing tastes over the years we’ve increased our range of cheeses and our specialist cheese makers are always considering and researching new flavour options.

Cheese with fruit is not new but has definitely risen in popularity. Wensleydale, cranberries & apple and wensleydale, cranberries & orange along with traditional white stilton & apricot are all extremely popular.

Some of the more unusual flavoured cheeses that we have added to our range include our white Cheshire & marmalade, cheddar & marmite and cheddar & cider. We’ve also seen an increase in demand for our range of cheeses combined with peppers and chilli such as cheddar, chilli & mixed peppers, volcano and our hottest cheese, scorpion.

The trend for new cheeses and different flavour combinations looks set to continue but there is good news for our traditional favourites too. Cheddar cheese is still the UK’s favourite cheese!