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

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Pepper jack and cheddar cheese not kept cold enough. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Sauce kept in home improvement store bucket among violations on this week's restaurant inspection list," 19 June 2019 Finger sandwiches with egg and chive mayonnaise, cheddar cheese and sweet pickle, cucumber and crème fraîche with black pepper, as well as honey and orange roasted gammon accompanied with Hawkshead piccalilli. Vogue, "See the Cozy Spot Where Prince William and Kate Middleton Had an Afternoon Tea Date," 12 June 2019 Crumble 6 slices of bacon into potato salad and fold in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and ¼ c. of the chives. Laura Rege, Good Housekeeping, "Ranch Potato Salad," 23 May 2019 The courtiers will be served a scone, broccoli cheddar petite quiche, soup and salad combo, fruit skewers and desserts. Susan Harrison,, "Neighbors welcome to pitch in to help boy hit by car while riding his bike," 7 June 2019 There's halibut Alyeska, made with grated cheddar on top and sautéed onions on the bottom. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskana recipe: Halibut Olympia a little better than you remember," 12 July 2018 The Egg White — a healthy vegetarian option with just 250 calories — is made with egg whites, spinach, roasted potatoes, cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Dunkin' Just Launched New Breakfast Bowls," 29 Apr. 2019 Others, like cheddar, Parmesan, and Swiss, are pretty good at resisting mold. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Know if Food Has Gone Bad By Looking at It and Smelling It," 3 Apr. 2019 But in addition to pancakes or waffles, Aldi also suggests pairing Mimosa with California rolls, white cheddar and Gruyère grilled cheese, and gorgonzola. Olivia Harrison,, "Aldi's $9 Bottled Mimosa Is Our New Brunch Staple," 8 May 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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English Language Learners Definition of cheddar

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

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