“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Cheeses „
I love having a bit of extra mature cheese with jacket potatoes, in sandwiches or just by itself. However as we all know, cheese is packed full of calories and fat, and I am currently trying to cut down both. So I decided to try some Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Mature Cheese.
Weight Watchers describe this as 'A delicious full flavour reduced fat mature cheese ideal for sandwiches, salads and cooking'. It comes in a white packet with a photo on the front of some delicious looking slices of cheese sitting atop an oatcake with some salad and olives.
A 30 gram serving of this cheese contains only 1.5 Weight Watchers points, 65 calories, 3.1 grams of fat and 2 grams of saturated fat. These values are really low and it's very impressive to think you can have a portion of cheese and it will such a small effect on your waistline.
However when you taste the cheese it becomes clear why. The cheese has very little taste to it so that it's hard to tell it's cheese, let alone mature cheese. It certainly doesn't have that lovely rich kick that cheeses such as Cathedral City do. The texture is very odd as well. It is like plastic and you can even bend the cheese which is bizarre!
This cheese is alright to have with a jacket potato and beans because the flavour is masked by the beans, but if you want to have it on its own or in a sandwich I can't recommend it. I will probably buy it again to have as an accompaniment to jackets but it's certainly not a food I will look forward to consuming.
I should also mention that it doesn't keep very well. The packaging says it should last for seven days once opened but after a short amount of time the cheese becomes even more bendy and basically inedible. So I would really advise using it all up within a couple of days.
A 200 gram packet of this cheese costs £1.83, but it is currently on offer at Asda for 2 for £3 which is a saving of 64 pence.