Would you like to try hot cross bun flavoured cheese?
Is this the cheesy midnight snack you never knew you needed?
Waitrose has seriously raised the game with its latest Easter-themed launch.
If you love hot cross buns, and you’re a fan of cheese you’ll be able to buy hot cross bun-flavoured cheese.
Yes, that’s right, hot cross bun-flavoured cheese.
Dubbed the ‘Hot Cross Bun Yorkshire Wensleydale Truckle’, the sweet cheese is described as being “a combination of subtle seasonal spices, zesty candied orange peel and plump sultanas blended with creamy Yorkshire Wensleydale”.
If you’re a fan of sweet and savoury, it could to be a game-changing addition to your cheese board.
“The sweet ingredients [in hot cross buns] work really well with a rich, creamy cheese like Wensleydale,” says Waitrose cheese buyer, Alice Shrubsall. “So we’ve combined the taste of one of our shoppers’ favourite Easter treats with the cheese. The result is a surprisingly delicate spiced cheese, a perfect grown-up alternative to chocolate.”
The bold move comes as Waitrose reports seasonal cheese is proving popular with its customers. The supermarket says sales are up over 200% on last year, as they look for more unusual and interesting flavour combinations.
The cheese costs a wallet-saving £3 for a 200g serving, so you won’t break the bank on your next weekly shop. But if you’re already grabbing your car keys and heading out the door, you might want to hold fire – the cheese hybrid won’t be launching in store nationwide until Thursday, April 4.
What do you think? Would you give it a go? Does it make your mouth water or your stomach churn?
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