The Best Supermarket Camemberts: A Taste Test


French Cheese Makers Fume Over EU Ban on Wooden Boxes

French cheese makers are up in arms over an EU proposal to ban the wooden boxes traditionally used for camembert. They argue that the move to make the casing recyclable by 2030 is unnecessary red tape. With over 45,148 tonnes of camembert made in France last year, it's clear that this cheese is a beloved staple. British supermarkets offer a wide range of options, but finding the best one can be a challenge.

Taste Test: Eight Supermarket Camemberts

In order to find the best supermarket camembert, Josh Saunders conducted a taste test of eight different varieties. Each cheese was awarded a score out of five, and the top contender was crowned the "grand fromage". Let's see which camembert came out on top.

Aldi's Specially Selected Indulgent Creamy Camembert: Budget Buy, Top Taste

Aldi's Specially Selected Indulgent Creamy Camembert stole the show with its surprisingly rich flavor. Despite its affordable price tag, this cheese is creamy, indulgent, and perfect for any occasion. It received a perfect score of 5/5.

Lidl's Milbona French Camembert Rich & Creamy: Affordable But Lacking Flavor

While Lidl's Milbona French Camembert is the cheapest option on the list, it unfortunately falls short in terms of taste. With a tangy flavor and a lumpy texture, it fails to deliver the creamy goodness camembert lovers crave. It received a score of 2/5.

M&S Classic Baking Camembert: Strong and Flavorful

M&S Classic Baking Camembert offers a pungent scent and a warming, rich flavor. Fans of strong cheeses will appreciate this option, although the creaminess may become overwhelming over time. It received a score of 3/5.

Sainsbury's Taste The Difference Baking Camembert: Excessively Salty

Sainsbury's Taste The Difference Baking Camembert comes with a higher price tag, but it failed to live up to expectations. The excessive saltiness left a bad taste, requiring frequent sips of water to balance it out. It received a score of 2/5.

Waitrose & Partners Ready To Bake Camembert: Creamy Indulgence at a Cost

Waitrose & Partners Ready To Bake Camembert boasts the highest fat content of all the cheeses tested, resulting in a suitably creamy and indulgent flavor. However, the higher price tag left a sour taste. It received a score of 4/5.

Tesco Camembert: Gooey and Rich

Tesco Camembert impressed with its gooey and rich texture. It hit all the right spots and proved to be a worthy substitute for the French original. It received a score of 4/5.

Asda Camembert Soft & Buttery: Smooth and Affordable

Asda Camembert Soft & Buttery offers an impressively smooth texture that spreads like butter. While not as strong as some other contenders, it serves as a decent substitute at a more affordable price point. It received a score of 3/5.

Morrisons Soft & Creamy Camembert: Balanced Flavors

Morrisons Soft & Creamy Camembert may not have the most appealing appearance, but it surprises with its balanced flavors and gooey texture. While it may not be a feast for the eyes, it is certainly a tasty treat. It received a score of 3/5.

When it comes to supermarket camemberts, Aldi's Specially Selected Indulgent Creamy Camembert reigns supreme. With its budget-friendly price and rich taste, it's a winner in both flavor and value. So next time you're in the mood for camembert, head to your nearest Aldi and indulge in this top-notch cheese.

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