It's coming up to the end of British Cheese Week, which was fine timing for me to come across this, in a press release:
|Would you buy tomato ketchup-flavoured cheddar?|
It's ketchup-flavoured cheese, made by combining the cheddar of Long Clawson Dairy with tomato ketchup from Heinz. The tomatoey cheese portions were launched this month in the hope that kids everywhere would demand them for their lunchbox treat and grown ups might want to re-live some of their childhood by slipping a slice into a hot jacket potato.
And as if that wasn't enough, there's also a Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce-flavoured cheese too. It's also made by Long Clawson Dairy, who suggest grating some over a Shepherd's Pie or Macaroni Cheese.
And don't forget as well, that we also had the chocolate-flavoured Philadelphia cheese (tastes like a cheesecake topping) and Marmite-flavoured cheese, which I've so far resisted dropping into my trolley (but I don't think I can go on resisting much longer).
|Lea and Perrins-flavoured cheddar... fancy some?|
So what do you think? Is it a good idea to mix condiments with cheese? Or should be we left to smear ketchup in our cheese sandwich ourselves, if we wish? And do kids really like it? And although people might giggle at a Marmite-flavoured cheese or a soft cheese blended with Dairy Milk, maybe these flavours aren't actually that weird at all - chocolate, tomato and Worcestershire sauce all go well with cheese. Although it's been a while since I had ketchup in a cheese sandwich.
Come on, readers, what do you think? Would you buy any of these flavoured cheeses?