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Cheddars

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Updated 9/7/2014

Cheddar cheese which originated in the Southwestern English Village of Cheddar is traditionally a semi-firm to hard cheese. In England, the cheesemakers wrap the truckles (Denotes a cheese wheel that is taller than it is wide) in cheesecloth and smear with lard before the aging begins.

To be a true cheddar, an additional step in the cheesemaking process is necessary, which is called “cheddaring”. After separating the curds from the whey, the curds are kneaded with salt and formed into large, long  blocks. The blocks are cut and stacked on top of each of each other, which expels more whey. This can be done several times to remove more and more whey, depending on how dry the cheesemaker wants his/her finished product.

After cheddaring, the curds are milled and put into hoops/forms to begin the aging process. The longer the cheese is aged, the more distinct the flavor.

Usually a mild cheddar is no more than 4 months old; medium is aged up to 8 months. Any cheddar aged 9 months is considered “sharp” or full-flavored.

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281 Cheeses You Should Know 

Appel Farm Cheddar with Peppercorns

Appel Farm Sharp Cheddar

Applewood Smoked Cheddar (Ilchester) 

Ballard Family’s Idaho White Cheddar 

Bandaged Cheddar (Fiscalini)

Barber’s 1833 

Barely Buzzed (Beehive Cheese Company) 

Beecher’s Cheese Curds

Beecher’s Extra Aged Flagship

Beecher’s Flagsheep

Beecher’s Flagship

Beecher’s Flagship Raw

Beecher’s Flagship Reserve

Beecher’s Flagship Reserve Raw

Beecher’s Marco Polo 

Beecher’s Market-Herbed Cheddar Curds

Beecher’s No Woman

Beecher’s Smoked Flagship

Beehive Cheese Company’s Barely Buzzed 

Beer Cheese (Ilchester) 

Black Diamond Extra Sharp White Cheddar 

Black Mountain 

Blarney Castle (Kerrygold) 

Blue Mont Bandaged Cheddar 

Bourough Cheddar (Mary Quicke)

Boxing Cheddar from Australia 

Brunkow’s Green Olive White Cheddar 

Cabot’s Aged Cheddar 

Cabot’s Clothbound Cheddar from the Cellars at Jasper Hill 

Cabot’s Vintage Choice Cheddar

Cahill’s Whisky Cheddar 

Cantalet (This cheddar is made in France…)

Carr Valley Apple Smoked Cheddar

Carr Valley Garlic Cheddar

Carr Valley Horseradish Cheddar

Carr Valley Ten-Year Cheddar

Carr Valley Wildflower Cheddar 

Cheese Curds (Beecher’s Handmade Cheese)

Cheese Curds (Ellsworth Co-op Creamery)

Cheese Curds (Golden Age Cheese Company)

Cheese Curds (Tillamook) 

Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar 

Cougar Gold - yep, this is a cheese in a can… and you don’t spray it on a cracker…

Denhay Farmhouse Cheddar 

DiBruno Brothers Horseradish and Bacon Cheddar Spread 

DiBruno Brothers Horseradish and Bacon Cheddar Spread (ACS Profile)

Dubliner (Kerrygold) 

Ellsworth Co-op Creamery Cheddar Cheese Curds

Excalibur English Cheddar

Extra Sharp Cheddar (Golden Age Cheese Company) 

Farmer’s Reserve (Westminster) 

Farmhouse Cheddar from Mary Quicke

Fiscalini Farmstead Bandaged Cheddar

Fiscalini Farmstead Premium Aged Cheddar 

Fiscalini Vintage Bandaged Cheddar (ACS Profile)

Flagship (Beechers)

Flagship Raw

Flagship Reserve

Flagship Reserve Raw

Ford Farm Coastal Cheddar

Garlic Chili Pepper Cheddar (Tillamook)

Golden Age Cheese Company Cheddar Cheese Curds

Golden Age Cheese Company Extra Sharp Cheddar

Golden Age Cheese Company Super Sharp Cheddar

Golden Glen Creamery Medium Cheddar with Sweet Basil

Golden Glen Creamery Medium Cheddar with Red Pepper, Onion and Garlic

Golden Glen Creamery Medium Cheddar with Garlic and Dill

Golden Glen Creamery 4-Year Cheddar: Aidan’s Reserve

Golden Glen Creamery River Cheddar 

Grafton Village Cheese 2 Year Cheddar 

Grafton Village 4 Year Raw Milk Cheddar 

Grafton  Village Clothbound Cheddar

Great Lakes Cheshire

Green Olive White Cheddar (Brunkows)

Green’s of Glastonbury Organic Mature Cheddar

Hoffman’s Vermont White Cheddar

Horseradish Cheddar (Tillamook)

Hard Goat Cheddar

Henning’s Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar

Henning’s Mango Fire Cheddar

Henning’s Mediterranean Sunset Cheddar

Henning’s Peppercorn Cheddar

Henning’s 10-Year Cheddar 

Idaho White Cheddar (Ballard Family)

Ilchester Beer Cheese

Ilchester Smoked Applewood 

Irish Cheddar (Mature, Tuxford and Tebbutts) 

Ivy’s Vintage Reserve Cheddar (Wyck Farms)

Kerrygold Aged Cheddar

Kerrygold Blarney Castle

Kerrygold Dubliner

Kerrygold Ivernia

Kerrygold Red Leicester

Kirkland’s Signature Cave-Aged Vermont Cheddar (Costco)

Laack’s Eight Year Extra Sharp Cheddar

Lavender Cheddar (Rogue Creamery) 

Lighter Cheddar (Tuxford and Tebbutts)

Londoner Cheddar

Marco Polo (Beechers) 

Mature Irish Cheddar (Tuxford and Tebbutts) 

Mary Quicke’s Borough Raw Milk Bandaged Cheddar

Mary Quicke’s Farmhouse Cheddar

Mary Quicke’s Oak-Smoked Cheddar 

Milton Creamery’s Prairie Breeze

Neighborly Farms’ Organic Sharp Cheddar 

Old Croc – 18 month Australian Cheddar

Pilgrim’s Choice Londoner Cheddar 

Prairie Breeze

Red Dragon

Rogue Creamery Chocolate Stout Cheddar 

Rogue Creamery Hopyard Cheddar

Rogue Creamery Lavender Cheddar 

Rogue Creamery Raw Milk Sharp Cheddar 

Royal Addition Cheddar 

Royal Addition Cheddar 2014

San Joaquin Gold – Fiscalini Farms 

Shelburne Farms’ Farmhouse 2 Year Cheddar

Smoked Flagship 

Sonoma Creamery 4 Year Raw Milk Cheddar

Super Sharp Cheddar (Golden Age Cheese Company)

Tillamook Cheese Curds

Tillamook 100th Anniversary Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar Wheel

Tillamook Vintage Extra White Sharp Cheddar

Tintern 

Tuxford and Tebbutts’ Mature Irish Cheddar 

Vintage Bandaged Cheddar from Fiscalini (ACS Profile)

Washington State University’s Cougar Gold 

Wensleydale (Hawes Creamery) 

Westminster Farmer’s Reserve

Wildflower Cheddar (Carr Valley)

 

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