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Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese
A cheddar cheese ©The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company/ Jon Stone www.cheddargorgecheeseco.co.uk

Feeling peckish? Then let us offer you a nibble of the most famous cheese in the world. There may be Cheddars made in Ireland, in New Zealand and in Canada, but the original one is named after a little village in the dramatic landscape of the Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.

The production method for making true Cheddar involves cutting and stacking it in blocks when it's still soft and only just setting after its initial churning. Watch our film clips of the process, and explore the network of nearby caves that were discovered by Richard Gough in late Victorian times.

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My favourite Icon of England has to be the Cornish Pasty.

Ian Baldry