Product Review: Sheese


A student friend of mine hated cheese. It all just tasted like milk that had gone off to him. I’ve always loved cheese from processed triangles, through decent cheddar and stilton to an unpasteurised camembert bought in France, that asserted its presence every time the bag was opened. So when I heard about Sheese on various vegetarian/vegan websites and magazines I thought I’d give it a go as soon as I got the chance.

I found some of their Strong Cheddar in my local healthfood shop this morning.


It comes in a solid, cylindrical block.

It looks the same colour as putty. It might have the same mouthfeel as putty, but I can’t say because once it was in my mouth all I could concentrate on was getting it out again as fast as possible.

Dear Guh that stuff tastes vile. It is properly, properly nasty. There’s actually a hint of blue cheese there, a whiff of stilton, but it doesn’t stand a chance against the main flavour which is sick. Vomit. This stuff tastes of vomit.

And that’s all I can really say about it, other than to wonder who they got to taste test this when they were developing it. If it’s a real cheese-lover I wonder what happened to their tastebuds. And yet, I must be in a minority like my friend of student days, because this stuff wins awards. I read delighted reviews on websites and forums. It just goes to show, there is no accounting for taste.

Well I won’t be tasting it again. If you don’t mind. Thank you very much.


3 responses »

  1. Blimey, I remember that unpasteurised camembert very well! Cheeky little number, amused by its own pungency … But then it was walking around inside your suitcase by that stage!

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