£6.50 Easter egg made entirely of cheese returns for 2021

The cheester egg is back! £6.50 Easter egg made entirely of cheese returns for 2021 – and is now available direct to your door

  • Handmade farmhouse cheese egg comes direct from Butlers’ Lancashire dairy,
  • £6.50 egg and is sized to fit through your front door and is made from cheddar 
  • Option to get a blue cheese version for those who don’t opt for chocolate
  • Comes after Cheester egg was first launched by  Annem Hobson of food blog So Wrong It’s Nom in 2017

Easter is a great time for those with a sweet tooth, but if you don’t love chocolate it can be tricky to find the perfect springtime treat.

But those who prefer a savoury flavour can now indulgent in Easter eggs too, as a solid cheese version has returned.

The handmade farmhouse cheese egg comes direct from Butlers’ Lancashire dairy, and is also sized to fit through your front door.

The handmade farmhouse cheese egg comes direct from Butlers’ Lancashire dairy, and is also sized to fit through your front door 

For blue cheese lovers there’s also a Blacksticks Blue egg as well as the cheddar one.  

The egg, which is available online this year amid lockdown, is delivered with sourdough crispbreads and fig relish for £6.50 plus postage.

For those who want to keep things a little more traditional, there’s also a range of letterbox cheeseboards. 

The classic, Perfect British Cheeseboard for two includes Blacksticks Blue, Button Mill and Sunday Best, with chutney and crackers for £6.50 and the Showstopper Trio is available for £11.50 plus postage. 

The cheese egg was first launched in 2017 as the brainchild of food blogger  Annem Hobson of food blog So Wrong It’s Nom.

She came up with the idea after the runaway success of her home-made cheese advent calendar in 2016, believed to be the UK’s first.

The writer’s creative cheese calendar earned shout-outs from stars such as Zooey Deschanel, Taio Cruz and Emma Bunton on social media, and thousands read a blog post where she showed how people could make their own version. 

Since many alternatives have popped up, including Sainsbury’s launching their own version in 2019, but it’s not known if they’ll be back this year.

The festive offering, officially called the Cheesalicious Easter Egg, is be made from cheddar cheese, using milk from Lancashire farms, and weighs 120g. 

However, before customers start worrying about how they’re going to tuck into a 120g egg-shaped chunk of cheese, Sainsbury’s explains that the egg is made from creamy cheddar and is actually spreadable.

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