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Cheddar Education

You may have eaten lots of cheddar, but how well do you really know this cheese?

Cheddar is one of the most popular cheeses in the world! It can be characterized by its great balance of both flavour and sharpness. The appealling smooth, creamy texture makes it a mellow cheese choice.

Cheddar is actually white, but often has annatto added – a flavourless vegetable dye – to create the signature orange hue.

This particular cheese was first made in an English village in Somerset known as Cheddar. At the edge of the village lies the Cheddar Gorge, filled with caves, which proved prime spots for maturing cheese. Local legend says the first cheddar was made by a milkmaid who used to store her milk in these caves. Luckily for us, this milkmaid was forgetful and didn’t retrieve her buckets for some time. When she finally did get them, she discovered something new and delicious.

Despite its English origins, Canada is known to produce some of the best cheddars in the world.

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