The Wensleydale Creamery is launching an Aztec-themed Cheddar with chilli to tap into the growing interest in chilli-based foods.

Chantico, named after the Aztec goddess of fire, will be promoted as 'the cheese all others fear'. It is going into the mults in 180g packs from March and will also be available on deli counters, with an rsp of £7.15 per kilo.

"Research reveals Chantico's targeted sector has grown by around 54% during the past two years," said David Hartley, MD of Wensleydale Dairy Products.