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  Organic Valley
Cheddar Cheese was originally made in the English town of Cheddar, and aged in the nearby Cheddar Gorge Caves.
Cheddar Cheese can be mild, medium or sharp, depending on the amount of aging time.
Cheddar is a classic cheese for cheese fondue, and is always a winner on hot ham and cheese sandwiches, nachos, soufflé, or macaroni and cheese.
organicvalley.coop /utility/faq/cheddar_mild_faq.html   (715 words)

  
 GH1287 Using and Storing Cheddar Cheese, MU Extension
Cheddar cheese is a firm-textured, semi-hard cheese that ranges in color from white to orange.
Cheddar cheese can be mild, medium or sharp in flavor, depending on the amount of time it is allowed to age.
Cheddar cheese can be frozen for a short period of time -- 6 weeks in the freezer at 0 degrees F, or not more than 3 weeks in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator.
muextension.missouri.edu /explore/hesguide/foodnut/gh1287.htm   (935 words)

  
 Vermont cheddar cheese - The Boston Globe
The cheese name comes from the process of ``cheddaring," not from the cheese's place of origin, though there is a village called Cheddar in the English county of Somerset.
Cheddar cheese is always made from cow's milk, which is heated, curdled, and cut into firm, tofu-like slabs.
Cheddaring is the slicing, stacking, and restacking of the slabs in order to drain the whey and break the curd into silky little pieces.
www.boston.com /ae/food/articles/2006/06/28/vermont_cheddar_cheese   (422 words)

  
 Log Cabin Chronicles Greg Duncan's Cheddar Cheese column
Legend has it that cheddar cheese was discovered accidentally when a Cheddar (Somerset England) village milkmaid left a pail of milk for safety in a cave.
King Henry II declared Cheddar cheese to be the best in Britain, and the Great Roll of the Pipe (the king's accounts) records that in 1170 the king purchased 10,240 pounds of Cheddar cheese at a cost of a farthing per pound.
Cheddar cheese was so liked that the king's son, the famous Prince John, purchased a similar amount in 1184.
www.tomifobia.com /duncan/cheddar_cheese.shtml   (541 words)

  
 Cheddar Cheese - Glossary - Hormel Foods
The flavor or cheddar ranges from mild and sweet to sharp and tangy, which is a result of the age of the cheese.
Cheddar cheese originated in the town of Cheddar Gorge, England and is one of the most popular and versatile varieties of cheese available.
Cheddar cheese is often served in sandwiches with luncheon meat, in open or closed-faced grilled cheese sandwiches, as an appetizer or snack with meats, fruit and breads, as a dessert cheese with pie, or as an ingredient in a variety of cooked dishes and baked goods.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=33142&catitemid=   (253 words)

  
 Cheese & Beer Facts
Cheddar is the best-selling cheese in the United States, with Mozzarella coming in a close second.
All cheese is made from milk, but different manufacturing and aging processes are used to produce the array of cheeses available today.
Cheese is made by coagulating or curdling milk, stirring and heating the curd, draining off the whey (the watery part of milk), collecting and pressing the curd, and in some cases, ripening.
www.cheddarhead.com /cheesebeerfacts.php   (3602 words)

  
 Gourmet Food - THE NIBBLE - Whey To Go - April 2006 - Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar originally began as a raw milk cheese because, of course, pasteurization was unknown until long after cheddar had been formulated.
Traditional English Cheddar is wrapped with cheesecloth (a method called “bandaging”) and often develops mold on its exterior, a natural consequence of the aging process (a few varieties of Cheddar occasionally contain a little interior blue veining, as well).
Cheddar can be used for everything from soup to cheesecake (yes, there are recipes for cheddar cheesecake, and it can be either a sweet or a savory food).
www.thenibble.com /reviews/main/cheese/cheese2/whey/2006-04.asp   (1434 words)

  
 Cheddar Cheese
Aged cheddars that are not made in the farmhouse style are often sharp and not much else.
cheese aged over 11 months, which showed a creaminess that nicely offsets its background sharpness.
To enliven a cold cheese sandwich, slather whole wheat bread with some mango chutney.
www.samcooks.com /Tastes/Cheddar.htm   (1143 words)

  
 Vermont cheddar - The Boston Globe
What it is: Cheddar cheese originated in the small town of Cheddar in Somerset County, England.
Technically not cheddar but made by a similar process, this is Gurdal's pick for flavor, though it is so rare, ''you basically have to reserve it." Wheels of all varieties typically weigh from 5 to 40 pounds, though they can be made much larger.
How to cook it: Nutty, flavorful cheddar is splendid on a cracker, sliced and grilled on a piece of hearty toast, or shredded and baked with pasta for an upscale mac and cheese.
www.boston.com /ae/food/articles/2005/10/26/vermont_cheddar   (425 words)

  
 British Cheddar stays true to its roots
Montgomery's Cheddar, produced on a small farm in Somerset, is one of the few remaining examples of this English classic made by traditional methods, with unpasteurized cow's milk.
Cheddar cheeses are made by repeatedly stacking the slabs of curd on top of each other, to control the loss of whey.
And instead of being encased in wax or plastic, as less ambitious Cheddars are, Montgomery's matures in a cheesecloth wrap, a porous fabric that allows moisture to escape, a rind to develop and molds to grow on the rind.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/01/15/WIGOR49HA41.DTL   (699 words)

  
 Cheddar Cheese - Food Facts & History - Food Reference
Canadian cheddars are smoother, have a creamier texture, and well known for their balance of flavour and sharpness that develops during aging.
Its naturally fresh and milky cheddar flavour is complemented by an increasing sharpness in taste, which is the result of high levels of acidity and salt.
Classic cheddar is rich, moderately crumbly, with a clean pleasant aroma and piquant flavour; Cheddar freezes well, but should be thawed in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
www.foodreference.com /html/artcheddarcheese.html   (676 words)

  
 Kitchen Dictionary: cheddar cheese
A firm, cow's milk cheese that ranges in flavor from mild to sharp and in color from a natural white to pumpkin orange.
Canadian cheddars are smoother, creamier, and are known for their balance of flavor and sharpness.
Cheddars vary in flavor depending on the length of aging and their origin.
www.recipezaar.com /library/getentry.zsp?id=564   (177 words)

  
 Food Facts & Trivia: Cheddar Cheese
In Cheddar cheesemaking, the firm curd is finely chopped ('cheddared') to drain the whey and then pressed into blocks or cylinders.
Almost 90% of all cheese sold in the United States is classified as a Cheddar type cheese.
Coloring may have originally been added to cheese made with winter milk from cows eating hay to match the orange hue (from vitamin A) of cheeses made with milk from cows fed on green plants.
www.foodreference.com /html/fcheddarcheese.html   (314 words)

  
 Cheddar
Cheddar is an immensely popular snack cheese, enjoyed with bread or crackers, apples or pears, in sandwiches and on hamburgers, and accompanying apple pie.
As a hard cheese, cheddar can be stored in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped in plastic, for two to four weeks.
Yellow and orange cheeses are created through the addition of carrot juice or marigold; some use annatto, a flavorless natural coloring.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Food_Guide/Cheddar.htm   (247 words)

  
 Becks & Posh: Say Cheese, Cheddar Cheese!
Cheddar Village is nestled in between the two sides of a steep and impressive gorge, the largest in Britain, surrounded by the Mendip Hills.
JRR Tolkein honeymooned in Cheddar and it is said that these caves inspired the Crystal Caves at Helm's Deep in the Lord of The Rings.
My mum, who likes cheese strong enough to strip the roof off of the top of her mouth is after a slice of the Vintage.
becksposhnosh.blogspot.com /2005/04/say-cheese-cheddar-cheese.html   (927 words)

  
 OSU researchers ask why cheddar isn't stinky cheese
Cheddar cheese smells a lot like rotten cabbage, according to a description in a recent textbook.
Cheddar cheese flavor showing moderate to well-developed degrees of flavor or sharpness.
Nothing in those specifications suggests that cheddar cheese should smell anything like rotten cabbage, and yet the only compound known to give cheddar its intrinsic cheddar-cheesiness is a compound that smells like rotten cabbage, animal dung and death.
www.oregonlive.com /science/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/science/1158645316161670.xml&coll=7   (536 words)

  
 Cheddar Cheese Review; Moscow Food Co-op   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
We have 5 organic cheddars, 3 soy cheddars, 1 almond cheddar, 1 rice cheddar, 1 goat milk cheddar, 1 fat-free cheddar, and 5 cow milk cheddars.
There were several clear favorites in the group, but the goat cheddar and the Tofurella didn't go over too well (although Sugar, the only vegan of the bunch, swears the Soya Kaas Cheddar style is a much better alternative cheese).
I thought the goat cheddar might have fared better with other goat cheeses rather than comparing it to cow's milk cheese since it has a very goaty flavor.
www.moscowfood.coop /archive/cheese.html   (474 words)

  
 Cheddar Cheese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Toss the grated cheese with a few pinches of flour, using just enough flour to very lightly coat the cheese.
When the milk mixture begins to boil, lower the heat as low as possible, and stir in the grated cheese by handfuls, stirring with a "figure eight" motion.
NOTE: Be careful not to allow the soup to boil once the cheese has been added, or the cheese will separate and become stringy.
www.lmberault.com /cheddar_cheese.htm   (265 words)

  
 MSU Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar has a rich, creamy flavor that becomes increasingly sharp and complex with a smooth, firm texture that becomes more granular and crumbly as it ages.
For golden Cheddar, milk is colored with a tasteless, odorless natural vegetable dye made from Annatto seeds.
Cheddar still ranks as the most popular cheese in the world.
shop.msu.edu /ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DAIRY-9   (186 words)

  
 Baked Spelt Macaroni with Cashew Cheddar Cheese - 101 Cookbooks
Your cheese probably won't ever get firm enough to grate, but that's not what you are after for this recipe anyway.
If you're not satisfied with the cheese's final consistency or texture, blame the agar flakes; all store-bought brands of agar flakes are cut differently, which unfortunately affect's the amount added if measured by volume.
Call me defensive, but I grew up quite near Cheddar and, despite all that agar-agar, the appropriated name of this dish just doesn't seem to gel with the original village from whence this namesake was taken.
www.101cookbooks.com /archives/000685.html   (3002 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Cheddar Cheese
The distinctive flavour of the cheese is said to owe a great deal to the grazing provided by the rich pastures of the Somerset levels.
The Cheddar caves, consistently at a temperature of 7°C, were an ideal place to store the cheese in - until a load of rats came along and spoiled the whole show.
Cleese's family name was actually Cheese, until his grandfather changed it prior to World War I. 'Hard Cheddar' is a jokey development of 'hard cheese,' which dates back to at least 1876 in the UK - this is ironic, since Cheddar is merely a semi-hard cheese.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A850754   (733 words)

  
 Gourmet Food - THE NIBBLE Recipe - Cheddar Crisps Cheese Sticks
Cheddar has more punch than mozzarella, resulting in a cheesier cheese stick.
Here’s the crispy-coated, melted cheese result, compliments of Cabot® Cheese and their award-winning cheddar.
Dip both sides of each cheese slice into the flour, then the egg white mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture, making sure slice is completely covered.
www.thenibble.com /reviews/main/cheese/cheese2/cheddar-crisps-cheese-sticks.asp?r=rss   (271 words)

  
 farmstead cheese cheddar cheese gourmet farmhouse aged farmstead cheese
Farmstead cheese or farmhouse cheese are both terms used to describe cheese made from milk directly on the farm.
Our cultured all natural, hormone free raw milk, gourmet farmstead or farmhouse cheddar cheese is aged a minimum of 60 days, which is equal to the effects of pasteurization without destroying heat-sensitive healthy enzymes.
We create an artisanal farmstead cheddar cheese that is handmade, cultured, all natural hormone free raw milk cheddar cheese with varying degrees of sharpness.
www.naturalcheese.net   (397 words)

  
 GourmetSleuth - Cheddar Beer Fondue
In bowl, combine cheese, flour, mustard and cayenne; mix thoroughly.
Gradually add cheese mixture and stir constantly until cheese melts and mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes.
Cheddar Beer Fondue III - This version combines cheddar, jack and Gruyere cheeses.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /cheddarbeerfondue.htm   (315 words)

  
 California Cheese Company Makes Organic Cheese at Northern California Loleta Cheese Factory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Our California cheese company "Loleta Cheese Factory" is nestled in the Eel River Valley of Northern California in the dairy center of Humboldt County.
Loleta Cheese Factory is a Real California cheese maker producing over 34 varieties of cheese, including Natural Cheddar Cheese (both medium and sharp cheddar), Havarti Cheese, Fontina Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, Flavored Jack Cheese, Colby Jack Cheese (also known as Co-Jack) and many others, plus our specialty cheeses.
Loleta Cheese Factory is proud to show our unique packing system too – it insures our healthy products stay healthy while on their way to you.
www.loletacheese.com   (299 words)

  
 Cheddar Pecan Wafers - Allrecipes
In a large bowl, mix together the butter, Cheddar cheese, pecans, cayenne pepper and salt until well blended.
They have a very cheesy flavor, the ground toasted pecans along with the cayenne kick the flavor up a notch.Because of the stiffness of the mix, I prepare a half batch at a time, otherwise it kills your hands and arms trying to knead the mix.
I might be inclined to leave out the extra salt because the Cheddar is very salty and the cayenne adds to the feeling of saltiness.
allrecipes.com /recipe/cheddar-pecan-wafers/detail.aspx   (512 words)

  
 Cheddar-Crust Apple Pie from The Little Pie Company
Instead of merely slapping on a slice of Cheddar, they grate it and add it to the crust.
This way the Cheddar bits bake and bubble to a golden brown, lending a distinct, robust flavor to the pie.
With the motor running, pour in enough of the vinegar mixture in a slow, steady stream for the dough to form a ball; process for 10 to 15 seconds.
www.leitesculinaria.com /recipes/cookbook/cheddar_apple.html   (556 words)

  
 Chelburne Farms Cloth-Aged Cheddar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This confers interesting flavor nuances and allows the cheese to dry out more quickly than if it were aged covered in plastic or in its own wax casing (which is how Shelburne Farms ages their oldest three- and four-year-old Cheddars).
All Shelburne Farms, Cheddar cheese is made from raw milk that comes from the farm's own herd of 120 Brown Swiss cows.
This remarkable, full-flavored cheese is a great way to end a meal, especially if you've got a few more sips of red wine in your glass.
www.taunton.com /finecooking/pages/c00109.asp   (296 words)

  
 Cuba Cheese Shoppe: Quality online cheese shop - Cuba New York
The Cuba Cheese Shoppe was created as a retail cheese outlet for the general public in July of 1976.
The Shoppe has been shipping award-winning White NY State Cheddar Cheese, cheese spreaders and cheese boards, and specialty gourmet gift items to connoisseurs across the nation for over 25 years.
From meat gift baskets and cheese gift baskets to old york cheese spread, Cooper American cheese, and salt rising bread, you can be sure to find what you’re looking for at our online cheese shop.
cubacheese.com   (157 words)

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