Cheddar has a strong texture and a nutty flavour. A young cheddar cheese has a mellow flavour that develops into tanginess and complexity as it ages. Sharp cheddar refers to cheese that has been matured for at least six months. Clothbound cheddars are drier and crumblier than wax or plastic-wrapped cheddars. Clothbound cheddar has a deep, earthy, and balanced flavour despite its lack of texture.
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