#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.

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