Cheshire Cheese is a famous cheese from Cheshire in the UK, dating back to the 12th century. Cheshire cheese has a crumbly texture and a slightly salty tang. Cheshire cheese is usually fast ripening. There are two types of Cheshire cheese: red and white, where the red has been coloured with annatto.
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