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 Box says: Macaroni and cheese made with real cheddar cheese. cleveland, "What’s the best frozen appetizers from store brands at Walmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods? Taste test results," 7 Feb. 2021 Today, the company’s two restaurants serve an array of French pastries like pain au chocolat (a chocolate croissant), financiers, kouign-amann and bacon-cheddar croissants. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Bread shop Village Baking Co. opens second location in Dallas," 13 Jan. 2021 People loved the sophisticated sandwich: brisket, cheddar, pickles, celeriac slaw, and ketchup on a griddled sesame bun. Kara Baskin,, "Border Cafe, The People’s Republik joins list of Boston-area restaurants to close amid COVID-19," 3 Sep. 2020 That’s duck leg confit with Blue Dog brioche, aged white cheddar, Ivor's heirloom tomatoes and Red Hog bacon. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "A Kentucky Derby like no other. Here are some fall-inspired twists on classic Derby dishes," 1 Sep. 2020 Mozz, parm and ricotta are commonplace, of course, but there’s also goat cheese, Irish cheddar and the Greek sheep’s milk cheese kasseri. Serena Dai,, "Why San Francisco’s pizza scene is more interesting than New York’s," 21 Dec. 2020 If you haven't been previously introduced, the burger is topped with three slices of bacon, smoked cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese—and barbecue sauce, of course. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, "Is Whataburger's new chicken sandwich a challenger to the throne?," 5 Jan. 2021 The Big Over Easy ($18.79 for a 12-inch) came loaded with spicy Jimmy Dean sausage, bacon, onion and four over-easy eggs that oozed flavorful yolk over the melted blend of cheddar and provolone. Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Broken Stone Pizza Co. in Boerne has worst cheese of the series," 25 Dec. 2020 Leaving a 1/2-inch border, divide 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese among the rectangles on the baking sheet (about 1 heaping tablespoon each)., "The Kitchn: Bacon, egg and cheese hand pies are even better than the classic sandwich," 29 Dec. 2020

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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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24 Feb 2021

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“Cheddar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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