Let's face it - you can't beat a good bit of cheddar, can you? It tastes amazing on jacket potatoes, toast, and even sprinkled over a cottage pie.
And as for the stuff you get over in the US, those waxy slices sure do go well on a burger... but that's about it.
This is perhaps why one American decided to have a go at the British version - and frankly, they were blown away.
So much so, that they wrote about their experience on Reddit in a post titled 'Not from UK, but I finally tried some real UK cheddar cheese and I feel I've been lied to my whole life'.
"I picked up some Wyke Vintage aged cheddar at my local Costco and it is honestly one of the best things I've ever tasted," wrote @u/theangryfurlong.
"In the US, we normally get this soft, waxy orange-colored cheddar that comparatively has very little cheese flavor.
"This UK cheddar is white, has a deep, rich flavor, and kind of crumbles like a good Parmigiano. UK does not f**k around with its cheese."
Of course, plenty of proud Brits took to the comments in favour of this person's newfound love for UK cheddar, offering suggestions of what they should try next.
"I actually think Cathedral City is the best cheddar for everyday sandwiches," said one, while another wrote: "You should try and cave aged cheddar. Beautiful."
A third agreed about American cheese, writing: "I once ate a slice of floppy sticky 'american cheese'. Ick."
"I genuinely think that cheese is the best food product that Britain produces," said a fourth - bold statement, but one that a lot of people can agree on.
The OP ended their post by writing: "I wonder what else I've been missing out on."
Well, they don't have to wonder thanks to an American living in the UK, who recently listed some of the various foods and beverages that taste different on this side of the pond.
Lisa Dollan, from Georgia, US, is now living in Yorkshire, UK, meaning she is now presumably eating far fewer corn dogs and far more rhubarb and Yorkshire puds.
Lisa is always spilling the beans on her TikTok account about life in the UK and what it's like eating British food, where she explained: "Sweets - ie candy - you don't realise it until you've lived in the UK a while and then you go back and taste an American sweet, that you realise you can taste the artificial flavours more."
"Pop, like Coke and all that. On the fountain, like in a pub or whatever, it tastes sweeter here, and it tastes more poppy. Pop pop pop pop. You know what I mean? Like, it's got more fizz or something, I don't know.
"Sour cream, all things cream really. Y'all sour cream is just creamier, I can't describe it, it's just like mmm - it's so much nicer."
But not everything in the UK is superior, with Lisa adding: "Pickles, or you guys say gherkins. We have the big fat sour pickles, I miss those, I like the big fat sour American pickles.
Well there you go folks, don't go taking our apparently super creamy cream and cheesy cheese for granted.
Words: Daisy Phillipson
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