The origin of the name Cheddar comes from the English village of Cheddar.
It is made from cow’s milk and its color ranges from white to orange, but it’s texture and flavor change when it is aging as the moisture level becomes low and the cheese becomes dry, the best age for aging is from 5 to 6 years, and the longer the ageing period the more the benefits and the higher that antioxidants.
Pairing cheddar with a side will soften its sharp flavor– try fruits like apples, grapes, or pears, or sweet sides like fig jam or honey.
Benefits of cheddar cheese:
- It contains a high percentage of calcium and therefore it is suitable for people who have brittle bones and strengthens teeth and bones.
- The lactose content is low due to aging and is therefore suitable for people who are allergic to milk sugar, contains benign fats that facilitate digestion, and helps blood circulation to carry out its tasks.
- It contains a high percentage of protein that helps in the formation and growth of cells in the body. It contains zinc, phosphorus, selenium, peptides, and complex vitamins needed by the body.
- Total protein in grams: 21
- Total Carbs in Grams: 1
- Total fat in grams: 17
- Calories: 241/100g