Cheddar cheese is a relatively hard, yellow to off-white, and sometimes sharp-tasting cheese, produced in several countries around the world. It is the most popular cheese in the United Kingdom, originating in the English village of Cheddar, in Somerset.
Cheddar cheese is used internationally; its name does not have a protected designation of origin (PDO). Producing countries include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Cheddars can be industrial or artisan cheeses.
Cheddar Cheese is pungent in flavor, often slightly earthy. Its texture is firm, with farmhouse traditional Cheddar being slightly crumbly, it should also, if mature, contain large crystals of Calcium Lactate – often precipitated when matured for times longer than six months, Real Cheddar is never
"soapy", in texture or mouthfeel, and tends to be more brittle than other types of cheeses.
Types of Cheddar Cheese
» Grated Cheddar Cheese.
» Shredded cheddar cheese.
» Chopped cheddar cheese.
» Sliced Cheddar Cheese.
» Cheddar cheese cubes.
» Low fat Cheddar Cheese.
» Sharp cheddar cheese.