Cheese 101: Did You Know?

  • Mild cheddar is aged over 30 days – Medium cheddar is aged over 90 days –  Sharp cheddar is aged over 1 year
  • Cooking, baking, and heating flavored cheddar cheese enhance flavors.
  • Cheddar is a firmer cheese which gains flavor by aging.  It is best when aged over 3 months.
  • Mold may develop on the surface of cheese– cut mold away 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the cheese on all sides containing mold.
  • The best cheese flavor is when cheese is at room temperature, remove from refrigerator 1-2 hours before serving.
Cheese | July 24th, 2009