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Supermarkets including Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi, M&S, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco have a variety of different cheeseboards on the market each year. Discount retailer Aldi has taken the top spot for the cheapest cheeseboard for 2020.
Cheeseboards have become increasingly popular in recent years and are typically consumed during the festive period.
Consumer group Which? has tried and tested different supermarket cheese boards to determine which supermarket has the cheapest one on offer.
Their survey asked Which? members what they thought a cheeseboard should contain.
Cheddar, stilton and brie came out on top followed by Camembert and cheeses containing fruit such as Wensleydale with cranberry.
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Price-wise, the research found that most people planned to spend more than £10 on their cheeseboards, with three quarters saying they’d spend £11 or more.
The research compared selection packs from a variety of supermarkets to determine the cheapest.
Lidl wasn’t included in the test because Which? couldn’t find a comparable one.
The cheapest cheeseboard went to Aldi this year with it costing just £3.69 per pack.
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The Emporium Christmas Cheese Selection includes brie, cheddar, Red Leicester, stilton and Wensleydale with cranberry.
Second place went to Tesco with their Five Cheese Selection costing just £5.
Sainsbury’s Favourite Cheese Selection also costs £5 with the same selection of cheeses as Aldi and Tesco.
Asda was also joint second with Tesco and Sainsbury’s with theirs also including brie, cheddar, Red Leicester, stilton and Wensleydale with cranberry.
M&S Cheese Board Favourites is priced at £6 although this is a slighter heavier pack with it at 530g compared to Aldi’s 430g board.
Morrisons Festive Cheeseboard was also £6 but theirs came with a wooden board to present the cheeses on.
The supermarket’s selection also included a Bleu D’Auvergne and a smoked cheddar.
The most expensive cheeseboard went to Waitrose with their Cheeseboard Favourites but theirs consisted of another type of cheese – goat’s cheese.
Which? said: “Which? members’ top three cheeses – cheddar, stilton and brie – could be found in nearly every pack.
“On the downside, all of the packs contained Red Leicester, which finished a lowly eighth in our survey, while none came with camembert, which four in 10 thought a worthy addition to their cheeseboard.”
Aldi has also extended its opening hours in the run-up to Christmas to ensure customers can get their hands on everything they need.
A statement on its website says: “Good news everyone, we’re open longer this Christmas.
“In the run-up to Christmas Eve, we’ve extended our opening hours from 7am-11pm Monday to Friday, just to make that whole Christmas shop a little easier for you.
“Store opening times may vary by location, so please double check signage at your local store.”
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