Canadian Cheddar is made from cow's milk and sold at different degrees of maturation - mild, medium and strong. The fat content is usually restricted to a maximum of 48%. It is a semi-hard cheese, straw colored with a cylinder shape or in a block.
Milk: cow milk
Fat content: 30-50 %
Cheddar cheese was first made in Canada in the 19th century. Canadian Cheddar cheese is produced mostly by a number of large companies in Ontario, though other provinces produce some and there are some smaller artisanal producers. The annual production is 120,000 tons It is aged a minimum of three months, but much of it is held for much longer, up to 10 years.
Canadian Cheddar cheese soup is a featured dish at the Epcot Canada pavilion, in Disneyworld.