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- n. The stage of manufacturing Cheddar cheese and similar cheeses where the curd is cut into small pieces, often cubes, to drain the whey before being stacked and turned.
- v. Present participle of cheddar.
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After turning and stacking loaves of curds (a process known as cheddaring), Roelli pierces the wheels to allow air to flow through the cheeses as they age, encouraging molds to develop.
It's the brilliant effect of ever so carefully applying several different cheese-making techniques - "cheddaring," piercing the cheese and above all cave-aging the cheese.
The cheddaring process, in many ways, has stayed basically the same for 300 years and even though Shelburne Farms' production is considered large for a farmstead cheese operation each batch can still be traced back to Nat Bacon's 10 fingers and roughly 110 cows the farm is milking right now.
Anyone can make a cheddar anywhere in the world because cheddaring is a process.
According to Bon Appetit magazine, "cheddaring is ... a process::