Cheddar is a common type of hard cheese. You might use cheddar to make your favorite grilled cheese sandwich.

Cheddar ranges in flavor from very mild and smooth to a tangy, sharp taste, and it's color can be anything between a creamy white and a deep orange. This type of cheese was originally made in an English town called Cheddar — and it remains the most popular cheese in England, while it's second only to mozzarella in the US.

Definitions of cheddar
  1. noun
    hard smooth-textured cheese; originally made in Cheddar in southwestern England
    synonyms: American cheese, Armerican cheddar, cheddar cheese
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    rat cheese, store cheese
    informal names for American cheddar
    type of:
    a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
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