Cheddar cheese is made in Cheddar
The Somerset town of Cheddar is blessed with a geological feature, commonly known as caves. Some caves in the Cheddar area are used for storing cheese while it matures. Star Wars fans may like to take note that the most famous of these caves is called Wookey Hole
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Cheddaring refers to an additional step in the production of Cheddar-style cheese where, after heating, the curd is kneaded with salt, then is cut into cubes to drain the whey, then stacked and turned
The earliest cheddar quickly found its way into Scotland
The other product of Somerset that the Scots seem to love is Buckfast.
The best cheddars (in my humble cheesy opinion):
Montgomery (I think it's actually from Gloucestershire)
Keen's Cheddar (from Wincanton)
If it says on the label that it was made in Somerset and has been matured in caves, even if it's a supermarket brand, you're probably onto a winner. However, considering that one of my favourite cheddars isn't even local to Cheddar, where it is from is not the most important thing. As with all cheese, it is whether it has been made by people who care and have a passion for cheesemaking or not that is important. Any good cheesemaking caves in Poland?