The History of Cheddar: Its Past, Present and Future
To trace the history of cheddar in the U.S. is to trace its reign over all other cheeses. From the mid 1800s to today, cheddar has remained one of the most popular cheeses in the country -- all while constantly evolving.
If the state of Wisconsin were to have one signature identifying symbol, it would likely be a chunk of cheddar. Crafted in blocks, barrels and wheels, and then cut, wrapped and stamped, millions of pounds of construction-orange Wisconsin cheddar are sold every year to American consumers.