Cheddar cheese

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Cheddar cheese (countable and uncountable, plural Cheddar cheeses)

  1. A variety of hard, pale yellow cheese originally produced in the region around Cheddar in Somerset, England.
    • 1962 October, Brian Haresnape, “Focus on B.R. passenger stations”, in Modern Railways, page 253:
      Hundreds of examples remain, still following the same general pattern—maroon, green or chocolate brown, for example, from ground to waist level, then a stale Cheddar cheese shade of cream above.
  2. Any similar cheese made anywhere in the world.


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