Cheddar

Cheddar takes its name from the village of Cheddar in England, where it was originally sold. Cheddars can be wrapped in cloth, waxed or packed in plastic packaging. As Cheddar cheese ages, its texture changes from smooth and pliable to dry and crumbly. Flavour also develops from a mild, buttery taste to rich and sharp.
Enjoy Cheddar cheese with:
  • green tomato relish
  • fig jam
  • celery
  • quince paste
  • pickled onions and chutney (as part of a ploughman's lunch)
  • green apples
  • sourdough bread or oatmeal biscuits
Selection
  • The cheddar should have a lingering taste
  • There may be white spots on the cheddar called 'calcium lactate' which are typically found in quality mature cheddar
  • When selecting a cheddar look for a crumbly cheese that is free from dryness or cracks in the surface
Storage
  • Store your cheddar wrapped loosely in plastic
  • The longer the cheese is aged, the more flavour it will develop
  • Freezing is not recommended
  • It is important to note the 'best before' date of a cheddar as the shelf life will vary depending on the age of the cheese when purchased
recipes
wine matches
WHITE WINES
Beer
Knappstein Reserve Lager
Chardonnay
Petaluma Chardonnay
RED WINES
Cabernet sauvignon
Tatachilla Cabernet Sauvignon
Shiraz
St Hallett Faith Shiraz