Cheese of the Week – Canadian CheddarMay 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM | Posted in cheese, Food | Leave a comment
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Canadian Cheddar is made from cow’s milk and sold at different degrees of maturation – mild, medium and strong. The fat content is usually restricted to a maximum of 48%. It is a semi-hard cheese, straw colored with a cylinder shape or in a block.
Cheddar cheese was first made in Canada in the 19th century. Canadian Cheddar cheese is produced mostly by a number of large companies in Ontario, though other provinces produce some and there are some smaller artisanal producers. The annual production is 120,000 tons It is aged a minimum of three months, but much of it is held for much longer, up to 10 years.