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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Specialty pierogi include steak and cheddar cheese or steak and blue cheese. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Her fancy pierogi are a hit at farmers markets; now she has a store," 1 July 2019 Add sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives, bacon bits and pepper. Dallas News, "Fort Worth's Heim Barbecue shares recipes for the perfect cookout side dishes," 1 July 2019 Working with fresh ground beef also allows him to create G’s stuffed burgers, featuring a fried egg or cheddar cheese. Leeanne Griffin,, "‘Wit wiz or witout': Hartford’s G’s Steaks & Grinders is so much more than just a Philly knockoff," 25 June 2019 With the phasing out of those sandwiches, restaurants will no longer have to keep premium, but otherwise unused toppings such as mushrooms, onion rings, creamy bistro aioli, swiss cheese and white cheddar cheese on hand. Joey Morona,, "McDonald’s changes menu, ditches fancy burgers and chicken sandwiches," 21 Apr. 2019 Look for Aged Gouda (Beemster, Parrano, Prima Donna, or Reypenaer are all great brands), cheddar (Cabot Clothbound, Dubliner, Excalibur, or Old Croc are all good and readily available), Manchego, Parmesan (not Parmigiano- Reggiano), or Piave. Liz Thorpe, Bon Appetit, "Wait, So What Cheese Can You Eat While Pregnant?," 23 Apr. 2018 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

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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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