Cheddar cheese is a relatively hard, off-white, sometimes sharp-tasting natural cheese. Originating in the English village of Cheddar in Somerset, cheeses of this style are produced beyond the region and in several countries of the world. It ranges in flavors from mild to sharp and in color from a natural white to pumpkin orange. Cheddar is a favorite with a long tradition. Cheddar is one versatile cheese. Its special texture and taste is due to the “cheddaring” process which is unique to this cheese. Cheddar takes longer than most cheeses to produce, but the effort is worth it. It can be enjoyed at the curd stage before pressing, right after pressing as “farmers cheese” and after several months of aging, when the flavor has had time to develop.