Britain's favourite type of cheese is... processed slices
How the hell did this happen?
When you think of British cheese, you might think Cheddar, Red Leicester, Wensleydale, Brie, Stilton, Cornish Yarg, Caerphilly, Shropshire Blue, Lancashire... basically, anything except processed cheese slices.
You may be dismayed to hear that, according to a survey by takeaway app Foodhub, the most popular type of cheese in Britain is... processed slices. Yes, we're talking those ones in dodgy burgers that aren't really cheese.
A whopping 40% of those asked voted for sliced processed cheese, with Cheddar coming in second with just 33% voting for it.
Ardian Mula, CEO of Foodhub said: "We already know that Britain loves its cheese. However, we’re surprised at how well received the processed cheese slice has been."
Running order of Britain's top 10 favourite cheeses:
1. Processed Cheese slice – 40%
2. Cheddar – 33%
3. Mozzarella – 20%
4. Red Leicester – 19%
5. Halloumi – 18%
6. Brie – 17%
7. Stilton – 15%
8. Parmesan – 14%
9. Feta – 14%
10. Double Gloucester – 13%
We are really surprised to see the likes of halloumi and parmesan score come so far down on their list. In fact, everything about the list is wrong.
Not only did the survey reveal the country's favourite cheeses, it also showed a generational divide, with 37% of over 65s eating it mostly on crackers, compared to just 13% of 18 to 24-year-olds, who choose to have it on pizza.