The festive season isn't complete without a whole load of cheese, and while I've devoured my fair share over the last week, I can't say there's ever anything new and exciting happening in the world of cheese. But yesterday I spied this new variety of Cathedral Cheddar, and since it's my family's go to cheese, and a spicy version at that, it flew off the shelf and straight into my basket.
This cheese cost £2.50 for a pretty meagre block, but I know the base is all good stuff, so I didn't mind paying a bit extra. The cheddar is your good old Cathedral City, a bold, creamy cheese that's packed with a lot of flavour. The kicker here is the chilli, and it's pretty good. It's not an overly spicy element, but there's a lovely undertone of heat that sticks around for a while after the cheese is gone, accompanied by a nice peppery flavour. Sadly, in this case, the great taste of the Cathedral City is its downfall, as the mature cheddar somewhat overtakes the chilli, leaving it a bit imbalanced. But it's still a nice tasty cheese that's good for those who want a little bit of spice.
My rating: 4/5