We wish you a cheddaricious meal
The world of cheese lovers represents the universe for itself. There are so many types of cheese, different ways of making and production, ways of serving, in a word, science for itself. Yet, what is most important in all, is a great love of eating cheese. The official word for someone who loves cheese is a turophile. And now we introduce you to our favorite cheese. You guessed it, it’s cheddar.
Cheddar is plausibly the most popular cheese in the entire world. And if you ask us, that is because cheddar is unquestionably the most delicious, creamiest, and smoothest cheese out there. The history of the origin of this cheese is very interesting, especially since there are several different stories about its origin. Some believe that this delightful and sought-after cheese began in Roman times, while others claim that cheddar is an exclusively British invention.
However the fact remains that the oldest mention of cheddar cheese can be attained in official documents. In the year 1170, King Henry II bought a little over 10,000 pounds of cheddar cheese. The king obviously liked it and liked to serve it at court! The claim that cheese is suitably named because it was firstly produced in the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England, during the 12th century sounds quite plausible. According to local myth, cheddar was created by accident over 800 years ago when a milkmaid left a bucket of milk in the nearby Cheddar Gorge caves and when she returned some time later she found that the milk had shifted into a new savory substance – cheese. Whoever is the inventor of this fantastic cheese, we are certainly immensely grateful to him.
Over time the process of making cheddar has been perfected. An English cheesemaker named Joseph Harding is often called the “Father of Cheddar” for setting together these technical advancements and joining them with rules for timing, temperature, and acidity to formulate a recipe that produced consistently good cheese.
In the mid-19th Century, cheddar became the most widely produced cheese in the US, and so it remained for 150 years. And he is fighting his battle for the most popular cheese with mozzarella. We don’t have to spend a word on its popularity across the country. But we want to list a couple of health benefits of this great cheese.
Cheddar cheese is a great source of high-quality protein, and in addition it is an excellent source of numerous minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, cynic. And if we tell you that it contains a large amount of vitamins, we think that we have convinced you of the quality of this food. An ounce serving of cheddar cheese consists of about 281 international units of vitamin A. It also contains B-12, riboflavin. All these nutrients are definitely good for your health.