Whether you’re after a hit of mild creaminess or a tangy bite, cheese can lift a salad to new levels of deliciousness! Take a look at our pick of the very best for crumbling or shaving over fresh leaves…
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DEWLAY CRUMBLY LANCASHIRE, £1.49 FOR 250G AT SELECTED ALDI STORES
A young cheese that will brighten any salad with its zesty notes and creamy finish. It’s a match made in heaven for other punchy toppings such as pickled radishes.
SHEPHERDS PURSE YORKSHIRE FETTLE, £4.95 FOR 150G SHEPHERDSPURSE.CO.UK
Yorkshire’s answer to Feta – a lemony, piquant cheese that was made for leafy greens. The salty freshness will add a moreish element to any salad.
BERKSWELL, £10 FOR 250G PAXTONANDWHITFIELD.CO.UK
This intense hard cheese is made from ewes milk and can be finely grated like Parmesan. Sprinkle it onto salads and you’ll enjoy a savoury yet fruity flavour with every mouthful.
DELAMERE DAIRY GOATS CHEESE, £2.65 FOR 150G BOOTHS & SPAR
This smooth cheese has a similar texture to Cheddar, so you can add generous shavings of it to your favourite salad leaves! It has a mild and creamy flavour that works well with rocket and watercress.
LAVERSTOKE PARK BUFFALO BOCCONCINI, £2.80 FOR 125G OCADO.COM
Rip up these silky little balls of cheese and scatter them over a salad of basil leaves and fresh tomatoes for a true taste of summer.
PERL LAS, £6.63 FOR 250G PAXTONANDWHITFIELD.CO.UK
This wonderfully creamy blue from Wales that has a distinct salty taste that will cut through the acidity of many salad dressings. It crumbles well for decadent chunks amongst mouthfuls of croutons and leafy greens.