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Cheddar,

village, Somerset, SW England. It is chiefly a tourist center. Limestone is quarried, and strawberries are grown. Nearby Cheddar Gorge towers c.400 ft (120 m) high, with imposing limestone cliffs and numerous caves from which relics of prehistoric man have been excavated. The town gives its name to the famous cheese, which has been made there since at least the 16th cent.

Cheddar

a village in SW England, in N Somerset: situated near Cheddar Gorge, a pass through the Mendip Hills renowned for its stalactitic caverns and rare limestone flora. Pop.: 4796 (2001)
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The move came after Tesco called on customers and a leading British cheese producer, Parkham Farms, to help create a Cheddar cheese to delight and satisfy the palates of todays cheese lovers.
Cheddar may be appreciated in almost all American homes, but the advocates of the traditional wheel versus the processed slice often have very different ideas about food.
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead announced that Orkney, Scottish Island Cheddar has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status under the EU Protected Food Names (PFN) scheme.
Orkney Scottish island cheddar has been produced with locally sourced milk from a recipe passed through generations since 1946.
Pilgrims Choice had previously been listed with its j mature Cheddar and Tickler with a 350g wedge of its extramature Cheddar.
Collier's, which is made at the Llandyrnog Creamery in Denbigh from Welsh milk, took honours in both the Cheeses from Wales category and the Vintage Cheddar category.
We've teamed up with Seriously Strong Cheddar to give away a picnic hamper and rug, along with a selection of goodies from the Seriously range.
The Pembrokeshire site beat other creameries across the UK to win gold for its mature cheddar.
You'll find about 30 of these artisan and farmstead cheesemakers in California making about 200 varieties and styles, says Devereux - and that doesn't include the state's 20 cheesemakers that are mass-producing more familiar cheeses like Monterey Jack, Cheddar and mozzarella.
Mammoths refer to cheddars that are 75 pounds or larger; includes Barrels (75 pounds, 150 pounds, 300 pounds, 500 pounds, 1,000 pounds, and 2,000 pounds).
Others went overboard with fillers and ended up more like flavorless chewing gum than cheddar.
Some cheesemakers, especially at the artisan end of the spectrum, have been highly critical of sweeter Cheddars.