Friday, 10 August 2012

Pilgrims Choice Review



I adore cheese, I don't think I have met one yet that I did not like, and if its mature then I am even happier.
Pilgrims Choice and even more happy with the Punchy Lighter Extra Mature Cheddar I was sent to review.

I know I keep banging on about the weight I lost and I am coming up to a year of successful weight maintenance and I am actually under my target weight so can indulge from time to time.
Cheese was and is my passion, a daily portion when losing weight was a measly 30g,but a lighter cheese was 45g, add that to a recipe for 4 and my cheese craving was sated.
However I found that many of the cheeses were bland and a bit plastic tasting. I did finally source a couple but I love a mature cheese.

Pilgrims Choice Lighter is extra mature, it smells like a good cheddar, the taste is natural, strong and leaves a lovely tangy taste.

I still watch my cheese consumption to keep my weight, so when I eat it I need a really good one, this is it



I used it as a topping on lasagne and it gave a fabulous rich cheesy taste, but what I like best is a nibble of it with apple.


Extra Mature Lighter Cheese
LOW CALORIE:

• Pilgrims Choice Lighter Extra Mature - strong and punchy
Stockist:  Most major supermarkets 
Size: 350g  
RRP: from £4.49
Product Details:  Full on flavour, lower on fat, Lighter Extra 
Mature can be enjoyed on its own as a snack, or incorporated 
into healthy and nutritious meals.  It is great grated into 
soups or on to gratins, perfect on pasta and scrumptious in salads.  This cheese has a wonderfully strong and punchy flavour so you can use less and still 
enjoy a really cheesy dish. 

Similarly to Pilgrims Choice Lighter Mature, this cheese is exactly the same as the non lighter 
version (matured for 12 months) only it’s made with a blend of skimmed and full fat milk 
making it 30% less fat.  All cheese is an excellent source of protein and contains valuable 
nutrients including calcium and vitamins.   
Lighter Mature and Lighter Extra Mature can be eaten as part of a healthy and balanced diet 
for all the family or help weight loss as part of a low-fat diet – with no compromise on taste.  

www.pilgrimschoice.com/home/

 Disclosure I was given a free product. I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

14 comments:

  1. I love their extra mature cheese, its gorgeous. I love strong tasting mature cheese, normally but this one is fabby. I try to save my cheese ration for Saturday nights when the TV is boring I make myself cheese & crackers. OK bad for the hip but oh it tastes delicious!

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    1. It is scrummy agreed I love cheese and biscuits on a Saturday too.

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  2. Very interesting - my daughter loves cheese but too much fat does not agree with her. This sounds very satisfying in terms of taste so I will encourage her to try it. Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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    1. I find it easy to digest,the lower fat is definitely easy on the body.

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  3. I agree Jo its easy to digest no nasty dream following it! (Though I've never had any weird or nasty dreams after cheese, but Mother does!?!)

    It really is a yummy cheese for one that can be bought in a supermarket, thats sounds snobby but as I used to shop as Kwik Save & now Asda I'm certainly no snob - haven't got enough money to be one LOL.

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    1. It is good,the flavour is good and then no guilt from nibbling on.

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  4. Always loved these cheeses and another fine review

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  5. Thanks for the review. It's good to know there is a lighter, yet tasty lower fat cheese around.

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  6. I don't like many strong cheeses but my husband does so I'm sure he will be impressed with my next choice of cheese!

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    1. Ooh I love it and believe me your husband will love you!

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  7. As a vegetarian, cheese is one of my main sources of protein. Sometimes its hard to find one that taste good and is lower in fat and calories. I will defiantly try this brand

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