#1 – Cheddar
Cheddar cheese facts:
- Cheddar cheese is the most purchased and eaten cheese in the world.
- It was originally only made in England, but it spread to other areas.
- It is always made from cow’s milk.
- It is generally white to pale yellow, although colors can be added artificially.
- Wisconsin produces the most cheddar cheese in the U.S.
- For the 1964 World’s Fair, a 34,951 pound cheese was made. This would require one day’s worth of milk from 16,000 cows.
- Cheddar cheese has been produced as long ago as 1170.
- Cheddar originates in the town of Cheddar in England, where it got its name.
- Cheddar is moderately crumbly, hard cheese.
- It is a good source of calcium, with 20% daily values in just one ounce.
- Canadian made cheddar was extremely popular and was transported to the U.S. and Great Britain during the 19th and 20th centuries.