Embark on a culinary journey to England and discover the rich, sharp flavour and versatile texture of Cheddar cheese, a renowned variety that has captivated palates worldwide. Originating in the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England, Cheddar cheese has a long and rich history dating back to the 12th century.
Crafted from cow's milk, Cheddar cheese boasts a firm, slightly grainy texture that varies in sharpness depending on its aging period. Young Cheddar cheeses exhibit a mild, buttery flavour, while aged varieties develop a sharper, more intense flavour profile. Cheddar cheese's signature yellow color results from natural annatto, a food coloring derived from the achiote tree.