What is your favourite Christmas cheese

Cheeseboard cheese Christmas

£2bn to be spent on cheese this Christmas


A survey commissioned by Arla, the UK’s largest cheese producer, has found that we
will spend nearly £40 each on cheese over the festive season.

The survey of 2,000 consumers also found that eight out of ten cheeses on the all-important cheeseboard will be British this year.

The ultimate 2018 Christmas cheeseboard would be made up of the following ten cheeses: Cheddar, Stilton, Brie, Red Leicester, Camembert, Wensleydale, Wensleydale with Cranberries, Lancashire, Cheshire and Double Gloucester.

Cheeseboard cheese Christmas

Cheese-eating differs by region with one in five people in Yorkshire eating Wensleydale with a slice of Christmas cake. I remember being told this a few years back and going Noooo then trying it and 😍

One in ten of us love a bit of deep fried Brie with cranberry sauce and four percent will fry some Stilton with leftover Christmas pudding.

Britain’s top twenty favourite cheeses:

1. Cheddar 66%
2. Red Leicester 41%
3. Brie 36%
4. Stilton 28%
5. Camembert 27%
6. Double Gloucester 26%
7. Wensleydale 23%
8. Cheshire 23%
9. Wensleydale with cranberries 20%
10. Lancashire 18%
11. Halloumi 18%
12. Emmental 17%
13. Parmesan 16%
14. Goat’s cheese 16%
15. Feta 16%
16. Cheese with flavourings like gin 13%
17. Yorkshire Blue 12%
18. Gorgonzola 10%
19. Manchego 8%
20. Roquefort 9%

What’s on your cheeseboard?

Cheeseboard cheese Christmas


  • Mrs Foodie aka Emma loves to snuggle with Fred and Cleo, sleep and read. Can be found with gin or a pint in hand.

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