Mu Cheese review and meals

I received the following selection of Mu Cheese products free to review.
Mu Medium Cheddar
Mu Grated Cheddar
Mu Cheddar Sticks
Mu Cheddar Patz

Mu Cheese is made from 100% Cheddar. Now we are a cheese loving family, so looking forward to trying these.

First up the block of medium Mu Cheddar. It sliced well without crumbling and I made some cheese on toast which we all enjoyed. I also gave the boys a raw slice each which they gave the thumbs up. I normally buy mild cheddar so it was good to find out that this medium cheddar wasn’t too strong for the boys.

Then onto the Cheddar Patz the next day. First I gave the boys a raw Patz each, but neither was keen. What was going on? They had been quite happy eating a slice off the block. When I tasted it, I found it was stronger than the block, even though both are branded as medium. Fine for me, but too strong for the kids palates. I tried again by offering son1 a Patz on a cracker, but he still didn’t care for it.

We had the same issue with the Mu Sticks. Fine for me, but too strong for the kids. This is a shame as they are targetted at kids. We weren’t sent one to review, but Mu Cheese do have a block of mild Cheddar in their range. In my opinion, they should consider selling mild Mu Sticks.

Next the grated Cheddar. I do buy grated cheese to keep in the freezer, as an emergency standby, but normally I’m quite happy to grate cheese off the block. It only takes minutes and is more cost-effective than purchasing ready grated. So for this, I decided to use some in a pasta meal.

Ham pesto pasta

Ingredients (serves 2 adults and 2 children)

250g fusilli pasta (75g per adult and 50g per child)
1 medium onion
4 slices smoked ham (medium thickness, use extra slices if wafer thin)
100g frozen sweetcorn
50g pesto
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil
30g grated Mu Cheddar

Method

Tear the ham into pieces.
Chop the onion.
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil.
Add a tablespoonful of olive oil to the pan.
Add the pasta to this pan of boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a tablespoonful of olive oil in a wok and add the onion.
After 2 minutes, add the sweetcorn and ham and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta and add to wok.
Stir in the pesto.
Sprinkle with grated Mu Cheddar.
Serve and enjoy.

Ham pesto pasta

Ham pesto pasta

The next day, back to the Patz, but this time cooked. I made some pizzas on wraps, which is a favourite of my kids and yes they loved them with the Patz. I did notice though that this time, it was much harder to separate the Patz individually than a couple of days ago, even though they had put straight in a tupperware after opening the pack. They stuck together and tore when trying to gently ease apart with a knife. But when the pack was first opened, I had no trouble separating them at all.

Ham and Chorizo Pizza Wrap

Ingredients (serves 1 – 2 children)

1 wrap
50g tomato purée
1 thin slice of ham
1-2 slices of chorizo
6 – 8 Mu Cheese Patz

Method

Tear the ham and chorizo into pieces.
Spread tomato purée on the wrap.
Add ham and chorizo.
Top with Mu Cheese Patz.
Cook under a moderate heat grill for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.
Serve and enjoy.

Fish Pizza Wrap

Ingredients (serves 1 – 2)

1 wrap
150g tin of pilchards or sardines in tomato sauce
6 – 8 Mu Cheese Patz

Method

Cut the fish in half lengthways and remove the bones.
Spread tomato sauce and fish on the wrap.
Top with Mu Cheese Patz.
Cook under a moderate heat grill for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.
Serve and enjoy.

And as we still had some of the block of Mu Cheddar and some of the Mu Grated Cheddar left, I used the block up in sandwiches and toasties, namely cheese and pickle sandwich, cheese and humous sandwich, cheese and tomato toastie and cheese and mushroom toastie. Everyone had their own choice and we enjoyed these. The Mu Grated Cheddar was finished in a couple of batches of cheesy scrambled egg on toast. What a lot of meals we enjoyed.

Mu Cheese retails at Tesco. The RRP is currently as follows.
Mu Medium Cheddar (310g) £2
Mu Grated Cheddar (150g)  £1.49
Mu Cheddar Sticks (4 pack) £1.25
Mu Cheddar Patz (16 in a pack) £1.30

These prices sound good value in my opinion and I believe they are fairly consistent prices with other brands of Cheddar.

You can also find some kids activities on the Mu Cheese website.

Family Fever

Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

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10 thoughts on “Mu Cheese review and meals

  1. Rosie

    I never thought of using pesto like this in Ham pesto pasta, the pizza wraps sound so good, too. I’m hungry! You know your recipes are good if the reader is instantly starving for it!

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