This yellow cheese from England does not have a protected designation. Therefore, it is found all over the world, often produced industrially.
Cheddar comes from the town and valley of the same name in Somerset. The crafting recipe is close to Saler or Cantal. It can be assumed that it was the Romans who spread this know-how. The first written references to this cheese date back to the 12th century, and it is said that the caves present in this region, due to their temperature and humidity, contributed greatly to its purification and giving it a characteristic character.
A pressed cow’s milk cheese, cheddar is naturally creamy in color. The orange color that is his “trademark” today dates back to the early 20th century. This is due to the presence of a food coloring: annatto, extracted from the fruit of a tropical tree, likely to harmonize the color of all cheddar varieties. Traditionally, cheddar has also been coated with black wax, but so far only a few artisanal producers do this.
Manufactured in 4 counties of South West England, West Country Cheddar Farmhouse is the only one to be protected. This is the best !
Cheddar Pasta Casserole Recipe
- 250 g pasta
- 150 g grated cheddar
- 20 g butter
- 20 g flour
- 1 S. in with. mustard
- salt pepper
- Boil pasta in milk
- Melt the butter and add the flour, then moisten with 300 ml of cooking milk.
- Add 70g each of cheddar and mustard
- Salt and pepper
- Add sauce to pasta and pour into a dish
- Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs and brown