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Britain's favourite type of cheese is... processed slices

How the hell did this happen?

8w ago

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.

Are you surprised by these findings?

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Comments (20)

  • Ohhhhhhhh come on now! Call it what it is!


      1 month ago
  • For some reason when it comes to cheese in Britain the first thing that comes to mind is the Monty Python skit about the cheese shop that didn't have any cheese

      1 month ago
  • Not really surprised

      1 month ago
  • It is a good cheese, I have some in the fridge. It can last months.

      1 month ago
  • Hardly surprising that if a survey is done by a takeaway delivery app then they are going to get the opinions of fast food eaters. I dont suppose it is representative of the population as a whole.

      1 month ago