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Play the HelloFresh cheeseboard tasting game where music can affect the taste of cheese

Play the HelloFresh cheeseboard tasting game where music can affect the taste of cheese

Research reveals that music can affect the taste of cheese and chutneys. Enjoy the HelloFresh cheeseboard alongside this fun, try and test game this Christmas and let the music take you on a taste sensation. From cheesy hits all year round, to classic Christmas tunes to make you feel festive.
Using Spotify’s API, experts at HelloFresh can determine the songs that are most likely to affect the taste of the cheeses and chutneys available on the HelloFresh Christmas cheese platter.

Research reveals that music can affect the taste of cheese and chutneys. Enjoy the HelloFresh cheeseboard alongside this fun, try and test game this Christmas and let the music take you on a taste sensation. From cheesy hits all year round, to classic Christmas tunes to make you feel festive.
Using Spotify’s API, experts at HelloFresh can determine the songs that are most likely to affect the taste of the cheeses and chutneys available on the HelloFresh Christmas cheese platter.

Songs that bring out salty flavours

Studies show staccato sounds bring out the texture in cheese and enhance saltiness. This sound includes low danceability songs with a high tempo. Here are some songs you may recognise to try, ordered below by Spotify's danceability rating. Spotify judges danceability on the overall regularity of the audio. So, to find staccato sounds that bring out the saltiness of the cheeses, we chose tracks that combined low danceability and high tempo.

The best tunes for salty flavours

Artist Song Danceability Tempo
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony 0.36 171
Coldplay Viva la Vida 0.49 138
The Beatles Eleanor Rigby 0.58 138



For a festive spin, listen to the Christmas song ‘Carol of the Bells’ by violinist Lindsey Stirling with danceability of 0.23 and tempo of 168. Try tasting the mouthwatering Nutty Ford Farm Coastal Cheddar and Fourme D'ambert alongside this selection of songs for a salty experience.

Top party songs to make your chutney taste sweeter

High-pitched songs are the go-to for sweet flavours and dancing while eating our chutney will guarantee a flavour sensation. Research shows that songs with high-pitch sounds makes food taste sweeter. Here are some popular song choices for you to try with the Quince Fruit Chutney.

Artist Song Popularity
Spice Girls Wannabe 81
Swedish House Mafia Don't You Worry Child- Radio Edit 79
Shakira Waka Waka (It's Time for Africa) 78



For a classical alternative, The Flower Duet (from "Lakmé"), sung by Katherine Jenkins and Kiri Te Kanawa, is the most popular non-instrumental song on Spotify in B major. On Christmas Day, try a tickling your tastebuds with Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney or We wish you a Merry Christmas performed by André Rieu.

Sit back and relax while enjoying savoury flavours

Umami is a Japanese word used to describe a pleasant savoury taste. Studies show low, slow notes enhance umami flavours such as cheeses and meats. Narrowing down songs on Spotify by looking at tempo, energy and key, these are the best songs for enhancing savoury flavours that leave you wanting more.

Artist Song Key Energy Tempo Popularity
Ed Sheeran Kiss Me 2 0.23 75 73
Blind Pilot 3 rounds and a sound 1 0.29 59 59
The Smiths Please, please, please, let me get what I want 2 0.44 63 40



Enjoying your cheese board at Christmas? Then try listening to Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley alongside your blue cheese. These flavoursome combos are a match made in cheese heaven. If you're one for a wensleydale or smelly camembert then these songs should be a go to.

Play the HelloFresh Cheeseboard Tasting Game Today!

Play the HelloFresh Cheeseboard Tasting Game Today!

Gather your family and friends around the table this Christmas and try the different cheeses and chutneys, from our HelloFresh cheeseboard, alongside these tunes for a flavour experience. Whether the flavours are enhanced, or you discover a new love for cheese, this game is guaranteed to go down a treat. Think you know the perfect song? Try adding songs that meet the descriptions above and see what does and doesn't work!

Gather your family and friends around the table this Christmas and try the different cheeses and chutneys, from our HelloFresh cheeseboard, alongside these tunes for a flavour experience. Whether the flavours are enhanced, or you discover a new love for cheese, this game is guaranteed to go down a treat. Think you know the perfect song? Try adding songs that meet the descriptions above and see what does and doesn't work!

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