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There is only one cheddar cheese maker in Cheddar, even though cheddar is the most popular hard cheese in the English-speaking world.

(He or she must be very busy keeping up with demand. Actually, Cheddar is too widely produced to have a ‘protected designated origin’ (that didn’t stop Parma ham of course, but that’s the EU for you) and according to Wiki, the Slow Food Movement, has recently created a ‘cheddar presidia’. This states that only three cheeses can truly be called Cheddar. They require that Cheddar be made in Somerset, and with traditional methods, such as using raw milk, traditional animal rennet, and a cloth wrapping. It all sounds very cheesy to me.)