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Is Cheddar Vegetarian?

For those following a vegetarian diet, cheddar cheese might be a suitable option, although that assessment comes with caveats. Traditional cheddar cheese is made with animal-derived rennet, which is obtained from the stomach of calves. However, many cheddar cheese varieties are now produced using microbial or vegetable rennet, making them vegetarian-friendly. Look for labels that explicitly state the cheese is made with non-animal rennet if you follow a strict vegetarian diet.

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