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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But, ah, the seafood: The Lobster Grilled Cheese ($16) has a blend of cheddar and goat cheeses, chunks of lobster on buttered and toasted bread, and is served with a tangy tomato jam seasoned with juniper and allspice. Barbara Ellis, The Know, "Take a peek inside Maine Shack, a New England seafood spot opening Tuesday in LoHi," 26 July 2019 His Impossible Burger, served on a potato bun with a chipotle aioli, cheddar and caramelized onions, already goes for $19. Janelle Bitker,, "It’s now possible to get an Impossible Burger. But SF chefs are still mad," 23 July 2019 The Best of Both Worlds ($11.95) is also a baked mac and cheese sandwich with short rib, white cheddar and American cheese and BBQ sauce. Catie Wegman,, "Grilled cheese, please: Where to find South Florida’s craziest creations," 23 July 2019 There’s a half cup of sugar, which isn’t too over the top, but there’s also some cheddar cheese, cumin and paprika to give it a little smoky flavor on its own. Carrie Knauer,, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Corn on the cob is great, but here are three different ways to enjoy this versatile veggie," 29 July 2019 One is a breakfast sandwich with eggs, bacon and cheddar cheese on a baguette with a cup of coffee. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con 2019: Top 10 cheap eats at Comic-Con this week," 17 July 2019 Gone are the stale, hard tacos of youth, topped with hamburger meat and cheddar cheese. Christina Tkacik,, "Yes, you can get good tacos in Baltimore: 11 places you must try," 15 July 2019 Finally rolling out nationwide after successful testing in the brand’s west coast restaurants, Crispy Tacos are crunchy tortillas filled with seasoned beef, shredded lettuce, flavorful taco sauce and cheddar cheese shreds. Hannah Chubb,, "Burger King Just Added $1 Crispy Tacos to Menus Nationwide," 9 July 2019 Next are the golden tomatoes, sharp yellow cheddar and fresh, cubed pineapple. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "This new Louisville charcuterie board company is just too Gouda not to share," 11 July 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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