Asda’s festive cheese range includes bizarre gingerbread and after dinner mint flavours

ASDA is selling a bizarre range of festive flavoured cheeses for Christmas including one that tastes like gingerbread and another like after dinner mints.

We’ve heard of gingerbread cheesecake before but never gingerbread cheese, and we couldn’t find anything else out there like it.

 Asda is stocking a range of cheeses that are shaped like Christmas characters


Asda is stocking a range of cheeses that are shaped like Christmas charactersCredit: Instagram/NewFoodsUK

It’s a Yorkshire Wenselydale cheese that’s made with gingerbread sauce and biscuit crumbs, and because it’s a Wensleydale, it’s creamy and crumbly too.

It’s shaped like a gingerbread man and is one of a range of four cheeses that are also shaped like Christmas characters.

There’s also a plain flavoured Wensleydale cheese in the shape of a snowman, a cheddar cheese in red wax that’s in the shape of Father Christmas and a reindeer red Leicester.

The cheeses come in 90g packages but contain around 367 calories per 100g, and cost £1 each.

 The white Stilton after dinner mint flavoured cheese weighs 100g and costs £1


The white Stilton after dinner mint flavoured cheese weighs 100g and costs £1Credit: Instagram/NewFoodsUK

Another addition to the cheeseboard this year is the supermarket’s own brand after dinner mint flavoured Stilton.

This type of cheese is normally super strong but this version is actually made with mint chocolate too.

The cheese comes in 100g packs and also cost £1 each.

We couldn’t find any other supermarket cheeses that’s been made with the same flavours, although last year Ocado sold mint chocolate chip white Stilton that cost £5.99 for 500g.

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The cheeses were spotted by Instgrammer NewFoodsUK who shared a snap of them to their 104,000 followers.

One person commented under the snacks: “The gingerbread one is delicious. I had it last year and was gutted when they stopped selling it so I’ve alrady started stockpiling.”

But another customer said they’d already tried the after dinner mint one and wasn’t convinced.

She wrote: “It was revolting. Like eating Vix vapour rub and crumbly cheese. My whole family passed on it!”

We’ve got to admit, we’re not sure that we’ll be replacing our After Eights with the savoury snack just yet either.

But if you’re willing to give them a try, they’re available to buy online and in stores now – you can find your nearest branch here.

If you’re delighted by dairy and charmed by cheddar then M&S has launched the perfect cheesy advent calendar for you.

Lidl is also selling a cheese advent calendar for Christmas for just £7.99, and it includes eight different cheeses.

But if it’s actually the mint flavour that you’re after, then you’l be pleased to know that Tesco is bringing back its After Eight advent calendar – but it comes at a price.

Annem Hobson sees her cheese advent calendar on display in ASDA for the first time – YouTube, So Wrong It’s Nom


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