What is white cheddar cheese?
White cheddar cheese is simply cheddar cheese that has not been dyed orange with a natural vegetable dye. There is no difference in taste or texture between white cheddar vs orange cheddar. The differences between mild, sharp, and extra sharp cheddar cheese are the result of the aging process, not the color of the cheese.
Why is cheddar cheese orange?
Cheddar cheese originated in the region of the English town of Cheddar in Somerset. In the 17th century, the milk used for cheddar cheese was rich in beta-carotene, producing an orange tint in the cheese. Cheesemakers have been adding color ever since to re-create the color that has for so long been associated with cheddar cheese.
What is cheddar jack cheese?
Cheddar jack is a combination of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Marbled cheddar jack is made by pressing the curd from both cheeses into a mold. Cheddar jack is also sold as shredded cheese, combining shredded cheddar and shredded jack varieties.
Where can I learn how to make cheddar cheese?
The actual process of making cheddar cheese is not that difficult. What sets cheddar cheese apart from other cheeses is the cheddaring process, which involves forming blocks of curd that can be stacked and flipped over and over again to release more whey and create a denser curd, which gives cheddar cheese its flavor and texture. There are many recipes for cheddar cheese on the Internet.