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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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 Its most popular offerings are pumpkin curry pie and apple white cheddar. Sophie Kaplan, USA TODAY, "Happy National Pie Day! (That's pie with an 'e')," 23 Jan. 2018 Gillanders frequently pushes the right buttons, as with a quartet of black truffle croquettes encasing a matrix of gooey aged white cheddar and jalapeño and releasing a fungal ambrosia that rises to your nostrils. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "The pan-Asian S.K.Y. opens on Pilsen," 23 Jan. 2018 The burger—served with black garlic mayo, cheddar, marrow-roasted onions, bacon and dill pickles—is also a local favorite. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Why This Region of Virginia Could Be the South’s New Foodie Hotspot," 29 Jan. 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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