Cheddar cheese is the number one purchased cheese in the world. This comes as no surprise since it has been in production since the 12th century. Originating in the English village of Somerset, cheddar is now made all over the globe and can vary in age and texture, with flavor profiles ranging from mild to extra sharp.
Cheddar cheese is unique, due to a process called cheddaring; the curds are kneaded with salt, cut into cubes, then stacked and turned. We are happy to offer a wonderful selection of both domestic and imported cheddars at your Market Cheese Shop! Here’s a savory recipe that I love:
Cheddar Muffins with Kale
Makes 1 doz muffins
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
6 T butter, melted
1 c milk
1/2 c fresh green kale, finely chopped
1/8 c green onion, finely chopped
1 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine melted butter, milk, egg, kale, green onion and cheese; mix until evenly blended. Slowly stir in the flour mixture and form a batter. Spoon equal amounts of batter into each muffin cup. Bake approx. 35 min until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.