noun, often capitalized
ched·​dar | \ ˈche-dər How to pronounce cheddar (audio) \

Definition of cheddar

: a hard white, yellow, or orange smooth-textured cheese with a flavor that ranges from mild to strong as the cheese matures

called also cheddar cheese

Examples of cheddar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The recipe takes the concept of Buffalo hot wings and bakes it into a dip that’s best served right out of the oven when it’s bubbly and the topping of extra sharp cheddar is at its stringiest. oregonlive, "Super Bowl 2020 party food: 24 essential dips, including the ultimate guacamole and Buffalo Chicken Dip," 29 Jan. 2020 The shop sells its lines of cheddar (with flavors like green olive) and Mexican cheeses, such as queso menonita, also known as queso Chihuahua. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A comprehensive guide to Milwaukee-area cheese shops," 28 Jan. 2020 It's jammed with mac and cheese, roasted chicken, hefty pieces of pancetta, mozzarella, green onion, garlic oil and St. Louis’ provel cheese, a combination of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "All calzones all the time at new Sauce on the Side restaurant in downtown Indianapolis," 23 Jan. 2020 The kitchen, under the day-to-day care of chef de cuisine Ilya Agarunov, breads and fries the bites of Wisconsin cheddar, piles them in a wire basket and sends them out with a bright green goddess dip. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Bar Charley has grown up. Now, you’ll dine as well as you drink.," 13 Nov. 2019 My lone quibble: The three slices of cheddar were overkill and didn’t completely melt. Michael Mayo,, "Review: A fresh look at ‘old’ Hard Rock restaurants Kuro, the Bol and a gilded burger at Hard Rock Cafe," 24 Oct. 2019 This simple, juicy, two-patty beauty, slathered with American cheese made in-house of Wisconsin cheddar, Wisconsin gruyere and champagne is absolutely one of our top three burgers. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "In 2019, the burgers in these cities are better than ever," 24 Oct. 2019 Pour half of milk mixture over bread; sprinkle with half of cheddar. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "You Can Make This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake Up to 24 Hours in Advance," 10 Dec. 2018 The price for a barrel, or 500 pounds, of white cheddar last week hit its lowest level since 2009. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Take Our Cheese, Please: American Cheese Makers Suffer Under New Tariffs," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of cheddar

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheddar

Cheddar, village in Somersetshire, England

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The first known use of cheddar was in 1646

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4 Feb 2020

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“Cheddar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cheddar

: a type of hard yellow, white, or orange cheese that is smooth

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