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Community Level 5Cutecandy

Cutecandy

A Heavenly indulgence or a Hellish imitation? Cathedral City

AdvantagesVersatile, creamy, attractive cheese.

DisadvantagesNot as mature as anticipated, can be pricey.

"==What is this Cathedral City of which you speak?== Cathedral City is the name of a cheese which hit our supermarket shelves big time relatively recently. We have long been aware of many types of cheese in our supermarkets and delis (gloucester, cheddar brie etc) but branded hard cheese has largely been confined to local cheeses and county trademarks. Dairy Crest, a milk purchasing and distribution company decided to change all that and in 2009 ..." Read review
06.02.2010

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Community Level 7plipplopfr...

plipplopfromdooyoo

Quel Fromage! (Mais Pas Pour Moi)

AdvantagesComparably cheap, versatile, easy to get

DisadvantagesQuite mild for a mature cheddar, questionable ethics

"...if the marketing team at Cathedral City are to be believed. Even the name conjures up images of beautiful, traditional English heritage, steeped in history and good taste – qualities that I’m sure they’d like you to associate with Cathedral City. Produced by Dairy Crest (who also make Country Life butter, Utterly Butterly and Frijj milkshakes) it’s apparently the nation’s favourite branded cheese. That’s an important distinction to make as, in all ..." Read review
03.02.2010

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Cathedral City Mature Cheddar

AdvantagesTastes great, fantastic packaging, good cost.... I love it!

DisadvantagesNoe that I am aware of.

"...one of my regular buys, Cathedral City Mature Cheddar, having not reviewed it before here is my thoughts, facts and opinions on the product. BACKGROUND A little bit of background on the product and its makers which I admit to not all knowing from memory but having looked on the website, www.cathedralcity.co.uk (This is currently being re-vamped as we speak) the Cathedral City brand is Dairy Crests leading brand of cheddar cheese and the most ..." Read review
04.02.2010

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Community Level 7yackers1

yackers1

The ultimate cheese..............

AdvantagesGreat smell, very tasty, perfect texture, very versatile, often on offer

DisadvantagesSOme products in the range are pointless anf gimmicky

"...in three households’ has a Cathedral City product in the fridge”. This is quite a claim and how accurate, or not as the case maybe, this statement is, is anyone’s guess. ==The range== Cathedral mature cheddar cheese is available in many different quantities including pre-packed 200g, 400g and 600g blocks. In addition, there are “unique” cheesy specials including: i) 10 mature yet mellow slices (200g) that are perfect for cheese on toast, ..." Read review
01.02.2010

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Cathedral City Mature Cheddar : Not my first choice of cheese!

AdvantagesGood source of calcium & protein, not too expensive

DisadvantagesNot strong enough, too fatty, texture too waxy

"...this initial taste test with Cathedral City Mature Cheddar, I found the flavour to be a fair bit blander than I like. I also wasn’t too keen on the waxy texture, as I prefer my cheese to be very firm…..bordering on dry, as opposed to pliable and creamy. I’ve tried Cathedral City Mature Cheddar in several different dishes and recipes, and when melted, I find it a fair bit greasier than some other cheeses. Once when I made cheese on toast with this ..." Read review
08.02.2010

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Cathedral City Mature Cheddar Cheese

AdvantagesTasty, good value, good packaging, fantastic!!

DisadvantagesNone whatsoever

"...the week came up as Cathedral City Mature Cheddar Cheese this week, I decided to have a go as this is the only cheese we keep in our house, purely because every member of my household holds this cheese as their firm favourite, and heres why ………. ==~What is Cathedral City?~== Cathedral City is Dairy Crests leading brand of cheese. Dairy Crest brought the brand from Mendip Foods in 1995. It is made from a 25 year recipe at Davidstow in Cornwall. ..." Read review
02.02.2010

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An In"SPIRE" ing Cheese Choice? Cathedral City Mature Cheddar Review with images

AdvantagesGreat taste, price and very versitile!

DisadvantagesNothing.

"...white or wholemeal 100g Cathedral City Mature grated 1. Pre heat the grill on high. Mix the tuna, mayonnaise, salt and pepper together. 2. Grill one side of the bread for around two minutes or until it’s golden. 2. Cover the un-toasted side of the bread with the tuna mix, and top with the grated cheese. 3. Place the toast back under the grill until the cheese has melted . Enjoy! ===Nutritional Information=== Typical per 100g ..." Read review
06.02.2010

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Blessed are the cheesemakers Review with images

AdvantagesSmooth, flavoursome, easy to find, often on offer

DisadvantagesStill a mass-produced cheese

"...there are quite a few cathedral cities in Britain, and - without wanting to cause any offence to their inhabitants - I think it's fair to say that some of them are, shall we say, more conventionally attractive than others. Wells and York conjure up one set of mental imagery; Derby and Bradford a rather different set... In fact it's made in Davidstow, a renowned location for cheesemaking but one rather noticeably devoid of a cathedral of any sort! Since ..." Read review
07.02.2010

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Smooth, creamy and mellow - a good quality everyday cheese.

AdvantagesMellow flavour, smooth, does not crumble, re-sealable pack

DisadvantagesHigh fat content, price, may be too mellow for strong cheese lovers

"...better. I usually buy the Cathedral City Extra Mature Cheddar as it is very often on a “buy one get one free” promotion bat my local Tesco however they were sadly out of stock on my most recent trip so I picked up a pack of their Mature yet Mellow Cheddar instead. ===The nutritional and packet information=== Typical Values per 100g Energy 1725Kj/416kcal Protein 25.4g Carbohydrate 0.1g (Of which sugars) 0.1g Fat 34.9g (Of which saturates) 21.7g Fibre Nil Sodium 0.7g Calcium 739mg ..." Read review
07.02.2010

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The best cheese ever

AdvantagesTastes great, versatile, good packaging

DisadvantagesExpensive

"Cathedral City is without a doubt at the top of my cheese list (a metaphorical cheese list you understand – I don’t actually have one!) Forget chocolate, biscuits, crisps and even alcohol, cheese is my greatest weakness.The knowledge of what it could do to my waste-line stops me, but I could probably eat a whole block in one go without much trouble. I prefer hard cheeses and do like most, whether mild or mature, white or orange, on crackers or toast, ..." Read review
05.01.2012

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Community Level 3RippedoffP...

RippedoffPete

Am I a caseophile?

AdvantagesWill appeal to most who like cheddar that isn't too strong . Often on special offer

DisadvantagesNot particularly special flavour wise. Very fattening

"...cheddar brand called '''Davidstow'''. Both Cathedral and Davidstow cheddars are produced at...Davidstow, which is in Cornwall. Cheddar cheese, although originally produced since the 12th century at Cheddar in Somerset, doesn't need to be produced there to call itself by that name, but it must be produced somewhere in the West Country using traditional methods to qualify as genuine _farmhouse cheddar_. Eg, cheddar made in Scotland has to be labelled ..." Read review
08.02.2010

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Cheese But Not aS I like It

Advantagesits cheese

Disadvantagesits not nice cheese

"Cathedral City Mature Cheddar.... I have to admit to being a bit of a cheeseaholic and will often refrain from buying nicer cheese so the fear of scoffing the whole slab down is taken away! I am mostly a lover of the real strong type of cheese so I will often opt for the Cathedral City Cheese so that others in the house can eat it and I am not overly fussed with eating it too much. The cheese itself is like most name brand cheese quite expensive ..." Read review
20.02.2010

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Mature...yet mellow!

AdvantagesSmooth, creamy taste, versatile, good packaging

DisadvantagesCan be expensive

"...of my favourite cheeses is cathedral city mature cheddar cheese which is one that I buy regularly. Cathedral city mature cheese can be purchased in most supermarkets. My last purchase was a 350g pack from Tesco which cost £3.98 but at the time there was a buy one get one free offer on. It is always worth looking out for special offers on this cheese as it seems to be a regular product which is on a promotion. ..." Read review
03.05.2012

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One of the best cheeses out there!

AdvantagesWill impress the whole family

DisadvantagesVery high in calories and fat

"...me - Pilgrims Choice and Cathedral City. One of the reasons that I often pick up Cathedral City is that it is often on offer in both Tescos and Somerfields. Cheddar is the most popular cheese in the UK and originates from a village called Cheddar in Somerset and the earliest records of it date back to 1170! It is a relatively hard cheese, is pale yellow in colour (though if you visit the USA you will note that they often add an orange dye to it ..." Read review
06.02.2010

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Community Level 4pantyliner

pantyliner

Quiet night in with a Block of Cheese

AdvantagesTastes nice, on offer so cheap

DisadvantagesHave to share with the cat

"Cathedral City Cheese I've noticed has been advertised a lot on TV lately. I saw its been on special offer but one get another free in our Co-op so I got 2 400g blocks the other day for £3.89. I don't eat a lot of cheese but for some reason thought I'd treat myself as it was on offer (and I also got some Jacobs Cream Crackers to go with it). Lovely stuff. I especially like the resealable little strip it has so you can keep it fresh after its been ..." Read review
24.03.2010

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