Sliced Processed Cheese Voted The UK's Favourite

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Sliced Processed Cheese Voted The UK's Favourite

A survey by UK takeaway app Foodhub has revealed that sliced processed cheese is the UK's favourite.

Commonly referred to as, 'plastic cheese', it is mostly used in American burgers at takeaways.

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Credit: PA

Ahead of National Burger Day, the results showed that the cheese slices topped a poll by British adults, with 40 percent of them naming it as their favourite.

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Credit: Pexels

Surprisingly, second place went to cheddar at 33 percent, followed by mozzarella and red Leicester, 20 percent and 19 percent respectively.

UK's 10 favourite cheeses:

  1. Processed Cheese slice - chosen by 40% of respondents
  2. Cheddar - 33%
  3. Mozzarella - 20%
  4. Red Leicester - 19%
  5. Halloumi - 18%
  6. Brie - 17%
  7. Stilton - 15%
  8. Parmesan - 14%
  9. Feta - 14%
  10. Double Gloucester - 13%

Fifth place went to halloumi and was followed by brie, stilton, parmesan, feta and double Gloucester.

In terms of which country makes the best cheese, the poll showed that, Britain came out on top with 56 percent of votes with the famous French cheese falling behind in second with 30 percent.

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Credit: Pexels

Ardian Mula is a Foodhub spokesperson and said: "We already know that Britain loves its cheese. However, we're surprised at how well received the processed cheese slice has been.


"A lot of people turn their nose up at this product but, our research clearly shows it is the nation's favourite.

"Clearly much of this comes from the fact we love it on burgers and sandwiches.

"Cheese is one of the most versatile foods out there, so whether you're grating some parmesan on your pasta, indulging in a margherita pizza or even after a delicious cheesecake dessert, Foodhub has a wide selection of restaurant providers that will tackle those cheesy cravings."

From one extreme to another, a student was surprised to find that instead of the takeaway kebab she ordered, she instead received 40 slices of cheese in a takeaway box.


Sophie Stevens, 20, had been craving a kebab all day, and was looking forward to tucking into one that evening.

Eventually, she treated herself by ordering one - only to open the box that arrived on her doorstep didn't contain a kebab, but '40 slices of cheese'.

Sophie said she 'couldn't cope' as she opened up the polystyrene box to see the surreal cheesy surprise - which had been neatly arranged into an intricate tower of slices, which reminded people of a 'Christmas decoration'.

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Topics: Cheese

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