Culinary genius or foul abomination? Lancashire readers have their say on the great 'fruitcake with cheese' debate
The major issue on everybody's lips this week has been the controversial issue of Christmas cake '“ should it be eaten with or without cheese?
Generally seen as a Northern thing, our readers were divided over whether this most delicious of traditions had its roots in Yorkshire or was also a Lancashire thing.
The type of cheese also provoked hot comment, with many posters preferring Wensleydale or opting for a blue cheese with their fruit cake.
Here’s what you think of the festive hot topic . . .
Cake without the cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze
It is a Yorkshire thing but I have had it in Lancashire when a Yorkshire relative lived with us. It’s very nice but the cheese has to be Lancashire.
Yes. I am from Blackburn originally and cheese with fruit cake was something my Grandparents loved.
Nice slice of Wensleydale goes well with fruit cake.
Cheese and apple pie is good too!
Not just Christmas cake. Any rich fruit cake. It’s a thing in Cheshire too but in both counties, it’s best with the crumbly variety of the county cheese.
I’m a Lancastrian and love it but sure this is a Yorkshire tradition
Lancashire cheese in a strawberry jam butty is amazeball!
Don’t knock it till you try it, gotta be a nice thick slice of Cheddar on top
My hubby always has Christmas cake and cheese and he’s from Sheffield
I must be a good Lancashire lass, I have all this at Christmas.
My Dad ate cheese with fruit cake and we are from Newcastle upon Tyne.
My nana used to like this. She was Yorkshire born. It’s not a taste that I’ve acquired though!
Very common for folk to do that up North
Not in Lancashire . . . it’s a Yorkshire thing
Nope, never heard of this! Cheese and jam, though
Only had this since living in East Lancashire!
Yes! Stilton with fruit cake
Heather Butler Bancroft