What is mild cheddar cheese?
Mild cheddar cheese is one of several types of cheddar cheese that are popular throughout the world. Mild cheddar is the youngest of the cheddars and is typically aged only 3 to 6 months.
How is cheddar cheese made?
Cheddar cheese is made with a process that's similar to other cheeses, where rennet is added to separate the milk curds from the whey. After separation, however, the cheese goes through a process called cheddaring where the curds are formed into large blocks that are stacked on top of one another and flipped repeatedly, releasing more moisture to give cheddar cheese its unique flavor and texture. The large slabs of cheddared curd are then milled to produce smaller curds which are pressed into forms and left to age.
What is cheddar jack cheese?
Cheddar jack cheese is a combination of cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack. Cheddar jack can be created by pressing the curd of both cheeses together to form a marbled cheese, or by combining the shredded form of both cheeses.
Why is cheddar cheese orange?
Originally, cheddar cheese had an orange tint thanks to the beta-carotene-rich diet of the cows near Cheddar, England, where cheddar originated. Over the centuries, cheesemakers have added dyes to maintain the orange color. Today, orange cheddar cheese is typically created with annatto, a natural dye made from the seeds of the achiote tree.