Why Cheddar is the King of Cheeses

Godminster specialises in cheddar cheese, so we obviously think it’s the best dairy delight in the world. However, you don’t have to take our word for it – cheddar is officially Britain’s favourite type of cheese, as voted for by the nation. Cheddar is undoubtedly the king of cheeses, but why do we love it so?

A Branston survey of 2,000 Brits revealed that cheddar was the nation’s favourite cheese by a mile – claiming 80% of the vote! Mozzarella came in at second place and Red Leicester claimed third.  So what is it that makes cheddar so popular? Is it the cheese’s incredible versatility? Cheddar can be enjoyed on crackers, on a sandwich, melted on top of a pasta dish or simply on its own. It is simply a food staple which must be in every fridge in the world.

It can be difficult to know why you prefer one cheese over another. Sometimes it’s because you love the taste of mature cheese, or it might be because how well it pairs with your favourite wine. We’ve been thinking long and hard about organic cheddar and what makes it special. This is why we think cheddar is the king…

Mouth-watering melted goodness

Cheddar is absolutely irresistible when melted, which is why it’s the perfect topping for grilled cheese on toast. It melts so well and if at all possible, tastes even better when it’s warm and gooey. Cheddar is ideal for grilled cheese, jacket potatoes or sprinkling on nachos.

Mild VS Mature

Cheddar comes in a range of matured states, which can affect its taste. The cheese can vary from mild to mature, allowing customers to choose their level of maturity. Again this makes cheddar one of the most versatile and widely enjoyed cheeses, because you can basically cater to all tastes.

 

Appeals to all

We think one of the primary reasons why cheddar has been hailed the British favourite is because it is a cheese which appeals to all age groups. The King of cheese has to be loved by all, and cheddar certainly is. From sprinkling on a child’s pizza to being used in a scone recipe, the beauty of cheddar is it can be enjoyed at all ages.

Ideal accompaniment

Cheddar is the ultimate flexible accompaniment, as it can be used in such a huge range of recipes or paired with a variety of drinks. There are few cheeses which can be put on a plate for a starter or served on a cheese board for dessert with a sweet wine. Cheddar pairs well with fruit including apple and pear, and has even been matched with whiskey.

Cheddar is definitely the biggest cheese. Try the best of the best from Godminster! Our vintage organic cheddar has won tonnes of awards, so taste it and see for yourself why it’s the UK’s favourite.