Cheddar cheese, commonly known as cheddar, is a relatively hard, off-white (or orange if colourings such as annatto are added), sometimes sharp-tasting, natural cheese. Originating in the English village of Cheddar in Somerset, cheeses of this style are now produced all over the world.
Cheddar is the most popular type of cheese in the UK, accounting for 51% of the country's £1.9 billion annual cheese market. It is the second-most popular cheese in the US behind mozzarella, with an average annual consumption of 10 lb (4.5 kg) per capita. The US produced approximately 3,000,000,000 lb (1,300,000 long tons; 1,400,000 tonnes) of cheddar cheese in 2014, and the UK produced 258,000 long tons (262,000 tonnes) in 2008.The term cheddar cheese is widely used, but is not protected designation of origin in the EU or the UK. However, in 2007 the Protected Designation of Origin, "West Country Farmhouse Cheddar", was registered in the EU and (after Brexit) the UK, which is used Cheddar produced from local milk within Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and manufactured using traditional methods may use that name. Furthermore a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) was registered for Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar in 2013 in the EU, which also applies under UK law.
The style and quality of cheeses labelled as cheddar may vary greatly, with some processed cheeses being packaged as "cheddar" while bearing little resemblance. Furthermore, certain cheeses that have more similarity in taste and appearance to Red Leicester are sometimes marketed as "red Cheddar".

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  1. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Cheddar Cheese Ball

    This classic appetizer is easy to make and easy to customize. Ingredients 1 cup whipped cream cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish (this came grated in a jar) 2 green onions, chopped 1/2 teaspoon sumac 1/4 teaspoon black pepper...
  2. ThatDude

    Recipe Cheddar Pull-Aparts 2 Ways, Super Easy

    This batch makes enough to set out for say 4 people. Prep time about 20 min. Cooking time 22min-30min You can make biscuit dough, scones, puff pastry, or but some dough pre-fab. This was 2 tubes of Pillsbury Croissant sheets (uncut). Super easy. 6oz of cheddar as your choice, I used one from...
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    Cheddar-Parmigiano Puff Pastry Rolls.jpeg

  4. medtran49

    Recipe Bun Burgers with Cheddar

    Bun ingredients 1 cup mashed russet potato 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into four 1-inch pieces 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 2-1/2 tsp active dry yeast 1-1/4 cups bread flour 1 cup AP flour 1 tsp salt 1 large egg, beaten Filling ingredients 1 lb ground round Cooking oil 4 ounces sharp cheddar...
  5. medtran49

    Recipe Cheesy Mashed Potato Tots

    I originally made these as fries, but as they softened in the heat of the kitchen, they would break, so decided that in the future they would be made as tots. Please note, the pictures are from the original fries idea. Makes enough for 3 people as a side if you are making the Bun Burgers...
  6. TastyReuben

    Recipe Hashbrown Casserole

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  7. medtran49

    Recipe Cheddar, Apple and Onion Grilled Sandwiches

    Makes 3 sandwiches 1/2 of a large onion, sliced in 1/4 inch slices 1 apple, Granny Smith or Honey crisp, to your taste, cored and sliced in 1/4 inch thick matchsticks 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter plus more to grill sandwiches salt and pepper 4 ounces sharp cheddar, grated, divided into 3 equal...
  8. medtran49

    Recipe Cheddar and Broccoli Stem soup

    Serves 2, maybe 3 It's vegetarian as long as you use vegetable stock. This soup breaks very easily when you try to reheat, so don't make ahead or expect to have pretty leftovers, though it still tasted good. 1/2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided 1/2 of a large onion, 1/4 inch diced 1...
  9. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Pasta with Cheddar, Cherry toms and Wild Fennel Sauce

    Serve 2, Preparation 10 mins, Cooking about 20 - 25 mins Pasta, 180 g Mature Cheddar sliced, to taste Cherry toms, about 10 Red onion, 1 Wild Fennel, a couple of sprigs Salt and Pepper, to taste EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2tbsp Method Heat a pot of salted water and as soon as it comes...
  10. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Cheddar-Parmigiano Puff Pastry Rolls

    Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 5 mins | Cooking time 15 to 20 mins Puff pastry: 1 sheet Mature Cheddar sliced: 100 g Eggs: 1 Water: 1 tbsp Parmigiano, grated: 80 g Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Beat up the egg in a little bowl and add a tbsp of water, roll out the puff pastry sheet...
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  14. TastyReuben

    Recipe Sausage-And-Cheddar Cornbread

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  15. mjd

    Recipe Chicken Salad, Avocado and Cheddar Panini

    Chicken Salad, Avocado and Cheddar Panini Level: Easy Yield: 4 servings Total: 20 min Active: 20 min Ingredients 4 croissants, halved horizontally 3 cups Leftover Billie's Houdini Chicken Salad, recipe follows 2 cups arugula 2 avocados, sliced 2 tomatoes, sliced 4 slices Cheddar Salt...
  16. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Grilled Apricots with Cheddar

    Serve 2, Preparation 5 mins, Cooking less than 10 mins 4 apricots, halved and pitted slices of red cheddar, to taste a couple of thyme sprigs a drizzle of Acacia honey (or maple syrup) Method Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Cook the apricots with thyme sprigs until for about 5 mins or...
  17. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Jalapeño Cheddar Grits

    I started out with Bobby Flay’s recipe (which incidentally I have heard is actually his wife’s recipe). But, of course, I had to change some things. Preparations like this are why people love grits. I honestly didn’t understand that before. I used to think of grits as nothing more than a bland...
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  19. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Mom's Cheddar Lucy Burger

    Out in the USA Midwest, there's been a newish burger, named the Jucy Lucy. It is basically ground beef wrapped around a huge chuck of melt-able cheese, and then pan fried or possibly grilled. When the burger is bitten into, it will explode out with molten cheeses. If it existed when I was a...
  20. Timenspace

    Recipe Red Lentils Cheddar Dahl

    This recipe served as educational basis, as it was my first ever Dahl. Red Lentil Dahl (Easy Indian Recipe) - Bianca Zapatka | Recipes I did vary though. it is so easy to prepare, and makes a wonderful entry dish, or an afternoon snack, with some toasted bread, or naan or biscuits or crackers...
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