WE can’t seem to get enough of cheese at the moment, with sales soaring.
But it is not the cheapest item to pop into the shopping trolley. Cheddar costs £5.41 per kilo on average.
So here is how to shave a slice off your food bill . . .
OUT FOR THE COUNT: It is often cheaper to buy a block of cheese from the counter rather than the shop floor, as they have good deals.
Also, look out for the large blocks sold in Iceland. I picked up a 3kg block of Cathedral City mature cheddar cheese for £20.
To get that amount in Sainsbury’s, I would have needed to buy six 550g packs — spending a total of £29.05, as each pack costs £4.50.
FREEZE ‘N’ EASY: If you bulk-buy your cheese, you can freeze it to save cash.
With my big block, I grate it into freezer bags then pop them into the freezer until I finish the previous bag. This way it lasts me an entire month.
A 40-pack of Slide Zip Food & Freezer bags is £1, down from £1.99 at B&M.
STRONGER IS BETTER: Another trick is to buy more mature or stronger cheese. You end up using less, as a small amount is enough to tickle your taste buds.
I like Pilgrims Choice extra- mature cheddar. It costs £3.50 for 300g at Asda but at Tesco you can get it for £2.39.
CHEAP CHEDDAR: At Tesco you can get two packs of selected cheese for £3.
The variety is huge. You could go for Edam slices, £1.70, and grated mozzarella, also £1.70, saving 40p.
Prefer cheddar? Head over to Morrisons before Sunday to grab a pack of Cathedral City’s mature cheddar for £2.50, down from £3.50.
SAVE: £1 at Morrisons
SUPERMARKET SWEEPS: Instead of paying £2.30 for a block of Tesco’s “30 per cent less fat” mature cheese, buy Aldi’s mature lighter cheese for £1.79. I can’t taste the difference.
I also recommend Morrisons’ Greek feta. It is on offer for 95p and slightly cheaper than Asda’s feta at £1.05.
SAVE: 51p at Aldi
- All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability
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