- a hard, smooth-textured cheese, made usually from the whole milk of cows and varying in color from white to deep yellow and in flavor from mild to sharp as it ages.
Origin of cheddar
Examples from the Web for cheddar
In March, U.S. cheddar prices hit record highs when a surge in exports to China reduced domestic supplies.Say Cheese—China's New Obsession
September 2, 2014
Order their bacon egg fancy, a toasted sandwich with cheddar cheese, avocado, red onion, and house mayo on multigrain.Gal With a Suitcase
March 20, 2010
So the idea of combining corn & cheddar with linguica and kale?Fresh Picks
December 1, 2009
This is one reason why Cheddar cheese cannot be made from sour milk.
The older the Cheddar, the stronger will be the flavor of the club cheese.
The Cheddar process was brought to America by English immigrants.
The first cheeses of the Cheddar group were made on the farms.
Mr. Coward found it in the Cheddar caves hanging in bunches.Animal Life of the British Isles
- (sometimes not capital) any of several types of smooth hard yellow or whitish cheese
- 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)
Word Origin and History for cheddar
type of cheese, 1660s (but the cheese presumably was made long before that), from Cheddar, village in Somerset, England, where it originally was made, from Old English Ceodre (c.880), probably from ceodor "ravine" (there is a gorge nearby).