Living out of the UK, a good piece of Cheddar is one of the things I miss most.
My kind butcher/delicatessen, at my request, has brought some into his shop (E32/kg my dears!). It is an award-winning west country variety and is almost orange.
Hence my problem: my Italian family and friends refuse to taste it. They say it must contain food colouring to be that colour! I am sure this is not so but it is true that all Italian/French cheeses are all pale.
I read somewhere that it is carotene which causes the colour but surely the cows don't eat carrots!
If I remember rightly, Leicester cheese is almost red.
How do I explain this orange colouring?
Ps: I saw some sliced, packaged "cheddar" here in a supermarket - it was made in Belgium!
I'm sick to death of it - anyone else?
What on earth do I do? - too close to Christmas
I don't understand this trend - AIBU?