Cheddar cheese history counts more than 800 years. Of course, hardly a man remembers now who invented the recipe of this delicious product, but the population of the fascinating and colorful village called Cheddar like to tell the old legend to the tourists, in which the story of the cheese runs as follows. There was a milkmaid in the village, and one day she left a pail of milk in the nearby caves for safety. When in some days she came to take the milk back she found out it had turned out quite a new substance, very unusual, but as tasty. Ever since Cheddar cheese has been produced in England and now has a lot of fans.
The point is that caves have really played a great role in cheese making. The temperature inside is always 7 degrees Celsius, and caves had long been used for cheese storage and aging. Actually, England is, indeed, perfect for making cheese. The meadows are rich, the air is clear and the grass is lush and sappy. The cheese made in such conditions cannot be bad by definition. And in the 11th century it was even given the status of the royal cheese and was only available at the court. The king himself invested great amounts of money into the development of cheese manufactures. So, it is no wonder that the cheese has become not only a favorite dish of the locals, but also of the whole Europe and other continents. For example, Cheddar production began in the 19th century in the USA.
Nowadays there exist a lot of options of this tasty cheese, such as mild, medium, sharp, Colby/Longhorn, white and others. New York style Cheddar cheese produced in the USA has a particularly sharp flavor, sometimes even smoke-like. Medium cheese has a firmer texture, but is softer in taste. Colby/Longhorn cheese has a flavor from mild to medium. It was found out long ago that cheese may be colored. The reason was the need to define the type of cheese and the place of its origin. There exist special substances, which are totally safe for health, but give a definite color to a piece of cheese. If the cheese has not been colored it is usually called 'white Cheddar', or Vermont Cheddar, as such cheese is usually produced in Vermont.
But, of course, the main reason of Cheddar's popularity is not its variety, but its flavor, which makes it famous. You may find hundreds of recipes where this kind of cheese is required, and all of them are really wonderful. Cheddar biscuits are one of the most popular and tasty dishes made with this cheese as an ingredient. There are a lot of different Cheddar biscuits, sweet and salt, served hot and cold.
If you want a biscuit to be an addition to soup a perfect choice will be the following: take 2 cups of biscuit baking mix, 1 cup of shred Cheddar cheese, 2/3 cups of milk, 1 spoon of garlic powder, 1 spoon of garlic salt, 2 teaspoons of dried parsley and 2 tablespoons of melted margarine. After mixing all the components bake your Cheddar biscuits in the oven under the temperature of 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. Then brush them with melted margarine, sprinkle with parsley and garlic salt and bake another 5 minutes. Then they are ready to be served.
Besides, you can make potato, tomato and bacon biscuits. As for apple Cheddar biscuits, they can become a pleasant surprise to your children and all your family. It is not difficult at all to find an interesting recipe with this perfect cheese used and to cook something delicious and unforgettable with such a wonderful ingredient making each course many times tastier.