Special Report

America's Favorite Cheeses

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1. Cheddar
> Adults who say Cheddar is their favorite cheese: 19%

Cheddar cheese dates back to the 12th century and originates from the village of Cheddar in Somerset, South West England. A popular story about its origin goes that a milkmaid forgot a pail of milk in a cave and when she went back to pick it up she found out that the milk had hardened into the cheddar cheese we eat today.

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