Sharp Cheddar

Description

This firm cheddar cheese has a smooth texture and extra sharp flavor, as a result of its careful aging process.

A firm light yellow to orange colored cheese with a smooth texture & sharp flavor, aged nine to twelve months to allow proper flavor to develop. Sharp Cheddar can be eaten as an appetizer paired with crackers and fruit or dipped in spicy sweet mustard.

Cheddar Cheese is a hard pale yellow to orange smooth textured cheese originally made in the English village of Cheddar, in Somerset.

To color traditionally pale yellow cheese, the cheesemaker adds annatto to the milk. Annatto color is extracted from the seeds of the tropical anchiote tree, and is used to give Cheddar cheese a deep orange color.

Cheddar flavors vary depending on length of aging and its origin. Mild is typically aged for less than 6 months, medium from 6 months to 1 year, sharp 1 year to 2 years, and extra-sharp 2 years on.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1oz (28 g)
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 23mg 7%
Sodium 140mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 25%
Iron 0%

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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