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Cheddar cheese

What is cheddar cheese? About the ingredient cheddar cheese. Including 1,739 recipes with cheddar cheese, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Cheddar that is made in the traditional way, tends to have a sharp, pungent flavour, often slightly earthy.

Its texture is firm, with farmhouse traditional Cheddar being slightly crumbly, it should also, if mature, contain large crystals of calcium lactate - often precipitated when matured for times longer than 6 months.

Real Cheddar is never 'soapy', in texture or mouth-feel.

Cheddar is usually a deep to pale yellow (off-white) colour, but orange food colorings are sometimes used in industrial varieties of Cheddar style cheeses.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, diced (132g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 531Calories from Fat 393
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 43.7g 67%
Saturated Fat 27.8g 139%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 819mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 1.7g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.7
Protein 32.9g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 95% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cheddar cheese is usually found in the cheeses section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cheddar cheese is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does cheddar cheese weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, diced 132
1 cup, melted 244
1 cup, shredded 113
1 oz 28
1 cubic inch 17
1 slice (1 oz) 28

In Chinese:切达奶酪
British (UK) term: Cheddar cheese
en français:fromage cheddar
en español:queso cheddar

Recipes using cheddar cheese

There are 1682 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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