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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: England

  • Region: Somerset

  • Family: Cheddar

  • Type: hard, artisan, processed

  • Fat content: 9 g/100g

  • Texture: compact and crumbly

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: creamy, sharp

  • Vegetarian: no

England was the only place where cheddar was made during the olden days. However, many countries manufacture cheddar today. Any cheese producing company or artisan manufacturer in any corner of the world can label the cheese produced by them as 'cheddar' since it is not protected like other cheese names or brands. 

Cheddar cheese, the most widely purchased and eaten cheese globally, is always made from cow's milk. It is a hard cheese with a slightly crumbly texture if properly cured, and if it is too young, the texture is smooth. It gets a sharper taste as it matures, over a period of time between 9 to 24 months. It is shaped like a drum, and its colour generally ranges from white to pale yellow. However, some cheddars are orange, if colourings such as annatto are added.

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