My Husband has been mostly dairy free for a while now so he was excited to see Violife bring out a cheese board for the festive season, so much so he bought two, one for us to taste test and another to take to my Brother’s on Christmas day.
The cheese board contains three different cheeses each 150g and cost £5.50. We have a blue, cranberry and mature cheddar varieties. We tried these with Ritz crackers.
The packaging does seem quite big for the size of the cheese and when you have two packs it takes up a considerable space in the fridge.
I am not a great lover of blue cheese but I think this a fair approximation and tastes similar to the Bute Island Sheese version.
I was really disappointed with the other two cheeses. The mature is anything but and apart from the cranberries the other cheese lacks flavour as well. I have heard some people describe the texture as plasticky but that didn’t really bother me. We’re going to try the mature later in the week melted on chicken style burgers but you would expect the best was to enjoy a cheese board is simply on crackers.
I would not recommend this but would be interested to see what other people thought. Let me know in the comments below.