This firm, cow's milk cheese ranges in flavour from mild to sharp, and in colour from natural white to bright orange. Originating in the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England, the category now includes a broad range of cheeses with similar attributes. These are known as 'Cheddar varieties'.
This is one of the world's best-selling cheese types. It is produced in large volumes to eat as is, and also for use as an ingredient in processed cheeses such as cheese spread, dip or hamburger cheese.
In Cheddar production, the cheese curd is formed when the milk coagulates with the rennet. It is then cut and cheddared, milled, salted and mellowed. The salted and milled curd grains are formed into standard sized blocks of 40 or 640 pounds, or filled into 500 lb drums. Mild Cheddar takes 2-3 weeks to ripen and extra mature Cheddar can take over a year.
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