Experts have warned that cheese consumption could be contributing to an epidemic of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes leading to thousands of premature deaths every year.
According to Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), cheese can contain as much salt as junk food products.
Apparently, cheese is the third-biggest source of salt in the national diet, just after bacon and bread.
Doctors say exceeding the recommended daily intake of salt (6g) is a major cause of high blood pressure in Britain.
A survey of hundreds of supermarket cheese brands by CASH found that the worst offender on the shop shelves was roquefort cheese, which contains 1g of salt per portion of 30g.
Halloumi and feta cheese came in close second, with some processed cheeses, popular with children, also showing unhealthily high levels.
One portion of Iceland Cheese...