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Aldi cheese gone downhill?

This may be a bit of a niche one, but here goes.  I've always loved the Aldi Everyday Essentials mature Cheddar - great value, and taste-wise it beats most other Cheddars hands-down.  Just recently it seems to have gone right off the boil - it's now got a rubbery rather than crumbly texture, and the taste is nowhere near as full-flavoured as it was, it's distinctly bland.  Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed this?
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  • edited 29 September 2022 at 10:44PM
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    edited 29 September 2022 at 10:44PM
    This may be a bit of a niche one, but here goes.  I've always loved the Aldi Everyday Essentials mature Cheddar - great value, and taste-wise it beats most other Cheddars hands-down.  Just recently it seems to have gone right off the boil - it's now got a rubbery rather than crumbly texture, and the taste is nowhere near as full-flavoured as it was, it's distinctly bland.  Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed this?

    I can't really comment on whether it;s changed as we only bought it for the first time last week, and I've just tried it for the first time today. I'd agree that its more rubbery than crumbly in texture but that's how I prefer my everyday cheddar as it makes it easier for grating and to slice for sandwiches, cheese on toast etc. It;s not the greatest tasting cheese I've every had but compares well to others at similar low price points we;ve had in the past (e;g. Icelands)
  • CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    Aldi (& Lidl) are having problems with supply of cheese, particularly at the cheaper end.

    It's quite likely that they have changed supplier for your cheese and the new recipe is not as good.
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  • Rosa_DamascenaRosa_Damascena Forumite
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    I bought a 900g block last week and it was fine. I am halfway through it already  :)
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  • Ebe_ScroogeEbe_Scrooge Forumite
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    Aldi (& Lidl) are having problems with supply of cheese, particularly at the cheaper end.

    It's quite likely that they have changed supplier for your cheese and the new recipe is not as good.
    Ah, right, I didn't know that - probably explains it.  I hope they get the old recipe back soon!

  • Rosa_DamascenaRosa_Damascena Forumite
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    Aldi (& Lidl) are having problems with supply of cheese, particularly at the cheaper end.

    It's quite likely that they have changed supplier for your cheese and the new recipe is not as good.
    Ah, right, I didn't know that - probably explains it.  I hope they get the old recipe back soon!

    Can you report your experience to Aldi so they are at least aware please? They won't revert otherwise.
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  • tofu-eater_3tofu-eater_3 Forumite
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    Regular shopper at Aldi ,yes, I bought a big block of mature cheddar recently and I noticed it was pretty rubbish 
  • Ebe_ScroogeEbe_Scrooge Forumite
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    Aldi (& Lidl) are having problems with supply of cheese, particularly at the cheaper end.

    It's quite likely that they have changed supplier for your cheese and the new recipe is not as good.
    Ah, right, I didn't know that - probably explains it.  I hope they get the old recipe back soon!

    Can you report your experience to Aldi so they are at least aware please? They won't revert otherwise.
    Didn't think of that, great idea, will do!

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    Their cheapest brie is way too salty... it's not nice at all.
  • wild666wild666 Forumite
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    I buy a 900g block of mild cheddar in Lidl about once every fortnight. The last block I bought was in the fridge unopened for just over a week and it went mouldy. I cut the mould off but every few days it started showing signs of getting mould, this is the first time Lidl's cheese has done that since the store opened in November 2018 it was still in the wrapper and the date on it was late  November 2022. 
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  • YoungBlueEyesYoungBlueEyes Forumite
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    The date was late nov? That doesn't sound like very long. I thought cheese had a good long while on it? Shows how much notice I take of dates ha haa!
    Life doesn't have a remote control, you've got to get off your bum and change it yourself.
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