Cheddar - Tips & Facts

Cheddar cheese is Australia's most popular cheese. The many flavour variations of Cheddar reflect different cheese making methods and the length of maturation. For example, an aged Cheddar crumbles in the mouth and has a long, lingering, flavour whereas a mild Cheddar will slice well for sandwich making.

Serving Suggestions:
  • Accompany with muscatels or with pickled onions and chutney as part of a ploughman's lunch.
  • Serve with South Cape Quince on a cheeseboard.
  • Grill on toast in sandwiches or foccacias.
  • Place on oysters and grill.
Short Orders:
  • Stir shredded South Cape Cheddar like Smooth & Tasty with chopped continental parsley through hot scrambled eggs before serving with crisp cooked bacon.
Wine Matching:

Chardonnay, Semillon, warm climate Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, dessert wine, fortified wine.

Selection and Storage:
  • Cheddar and Cheddar style cheeses can keep for up to several months.
  • Store wrapped loosely in plastic.
  • Note the ‘best before’ date, the shelf life will vary depending upon the age of the cheese when purchased.
  • Freezing is not recommended. It causes the cheese to become dry and crumbly.
  • Serve at room temperature for optimum flavour development.