Cheddar is the the most commonly purchased cheese in the world. Originally produced in England, today cheddar is produced in most cheese-making countries.
This popular cheese originated in the village of Cheddar in the Somerset region of England. It's a firm, cow's-milk cheese that ranges in flavor from mild to sharp, and in color from natural white to pumpkin orange. Orange cheddar is colored with a natural dye called annatto, the same plant based coloring used to color margarine.