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CHESHIRE CHEESE

Cheshire Cheese the oldest made cheese in the UK.  It is thought that the Romans introduced cheese making to the local English Tribes.

Cheshire cheese is a dairy product made in Cheshire and is traditionally white and crumbly. From 1597 the Welsh introduced a vegetable colourant called Annatto, so that today there is a white or red Cheshire cheese to choose from.

It has been speculated a Cheshire dairy had a picture of a grinning cat on their label, and perhaps even their cheese was formed into the face of a smiling cat.  The phrase, “to grin like a Cheshire cat,” meant someone was extremely pleased with themselves.  Considering the number of mice on a cheese farm, the resident felines were probably smiling indeed!

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By Terri Gray|Chester, Local, Uncategorized

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