If you ever ask Spud what he wants to eat you will always get the exact same answer – “Cheeeeeeese sannwish!” So when we were asked if we would like to review the new look Mull of Kintyre Scottish Cheddar we couldn’t really say no.
“Award winning Mull of Kintyre Scottish Cheddar, is a premium Cheddar brand that has a rich, distinctive flavour and a bold new look to match. The new look range will be available in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose nationwide from October in Mature, Extra Mature, and Vintage. Made to a long established recipe, Mull of Kintyre Scottish Cheddar uses only the milk from local dairy herds. Carefully crafted at the Campbeltown Creamery on the Kintyre Peninsula, which has been making Cheddar since 1923, it is nurtured by a dedicated and passionate team, both at the creamery and on the farm whose knowledge, commitment and years of experience make this rich and distinctive Cheddar. Specialist cheese graders then go the extra mile to hand select only the highest quality Cheddar ensuring it is matured for just the right amount of time so it holds the perfect depth of flavour.”
We were sent both the mature and the extra mature Mull of Kintyre Cheddar to try. It’s funky new packaging has been inspired by Kintyre Peninsula where the cheddar is crafted. The new look definitely makes it stand out on the supermarket shelf which is a huge bonus with so many other brands to choose from. Mull of Kintyre cheddar has won Champion Scottish Cheese and International Cheese of the Year for two years running and you can see why when you taste it.
We all love a bit of cheese in this house but quite often find ourselves reaching for the supermarket own brand purely because of how much we get through. It was a lovely treat for us to be able to sample so premium cheddar and Spud absolutely wolfed it down, he even started asking for cheese every time we went to the kitchen. You can definitely taste the quality because I love eating cheese with ready salted crisps (a pregnancy habit I have never kicked!) and found that I didn’t need quite as much cheese to get some flavour as the Mull of Kintyre Cheddar was bursting with flavour. We were sent a list of suggestions for eating the cheese but they just weren’t really “us” (cheeseboards and the like.) We did experiment a bit and found that the Extra Mature Mull of Kintyre made the perfect topping for dishes like lasagna and Enchiladas as well as for making a gorgeously rich bechamel sauce.
Mull of Kintyre Cheddar is avaliable in the supermarkets with prices starting at £1.89. It was absolutely delicious and although we will still buy “cheap cheese” for quanity reasons we will treat ourselves to some scrummy Mull of Kintyre as well!