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Have you ever wondered how Cheddar Cheese got its name? Well, local legend in the area says that a village milkmaid left a pail of milk in the Cheddar Caves, and upon returning to fetch it, discovered that the milk had turned into this substance which became known as Cheddar Cheese.
The cheese of Cheddar is so famous that Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, after visiting the Mendips in 1724, wrote a book titled "A Tour of the Islands of Great Britain" in which an entire section was written about Cheddar and its cheese.

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  • Written Sep 4, 2003
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