We eat tons of cheese in our house - literally - and although the bulk of our everyday purchase is Mature Cheddar or Lancashire, interesting and different cheeses rarely go amiss. Pilgrims Choice Pick And Mix offers six different cheeses in 80g blocks.
Vintage Cheddar - As you'd expect a nice rounded flavour. This is a creamy cheese with a bit of a tang. Full flavoured, but not actually very sharp. Slices and cuts well.
Indian spice - You can smell the coriander and cumin instantly. I really was unsure what to expect, but this is lovely. A mild spice flavour on a creamy cheese, it reminds me of bombay potatoes or in fact Indian spice crisps - which you can imagine would go very well with cheese in a butty!
Smoky Cheddar - very creamy and soft, it has a good smoky taste that doesn't leave an unplesant aftertaste. We're big fans of smoked cheddar here, I love it on crackers.
Fire Cracker - again a creamy cheese, with the addition of the peppers. It has a bit of a kick, and you can feel it on your tongue, but not too fiery that it overpowers the cheese itself. Very nice and something I think my older lads would love melted on toast.
Wensleydale and Cranberry - Sweet and very creamy with a crumbly texture, this is a dessert cheese really. The taste is lovely, the cranberries actually soft and juicy, you could almost get away with crumbling this over the top of a cheesecake or other dessert, or for eating with fruit or fruit cake. Gorgeous, but not one I'd use on crackers or in a sandwich.
Apple and Wensleydale - Much sweeter than I expected, and with a great green apple taste. The apple tastes really incredibly fresh and goes really well with the creamy, crumbly cheese. Delicious and again, something you really could add to a dessert as it is.
The Pick And Mix cost around £1.50 each, although are currently on offer at Tesco for 3 for £3. I think it offers fair value and is a fun and affordable way to have something a bit special. They were all really tasty and can hold their own against deli counter cheeses.