I Tried the Cheddar Cheese Queen Elizabeth Eats

The royally adored cheese is now available in the U.S.

December 04, 2020

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Cathedral City

Photo courtesy of Cathedral City

It’s no secret that I love cheese. But name a favorite? That's like picking a favorite kid; usually any slice, square or shredded spoonful (hey, don't judge) will put a smile on my face. Everything changed, though, when I tried Cathedral City Cheddar.

Produced by the only Cheddar maker to hold the coveted Royal Warrant, which means it’s supplied to Her Majesty The Queen’s Household, Cathedral City cheese is truly unlike any other I’ve ever eaten — and now you, too, can have the same amazing experience, without having to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

That’s right: The U.K.'s No. 1 Cheddar cheese is now available in the United States, and retailers carrying the beloved brand include Amazon, Harris Teeter, Price Chopper, Weis, Shaw’s, Albertson’s, Woodman’s, Mariano’s and Piggly Wiggly. American shoppers can treat themselves to three delicious varietals, Mature, Extra Mature and Vintage (but there is no real reason to stop at one!).

All three are made at the multi-award-winning Davidstow creamery in Cornwall and with the finest ingredients. Think 100% British milk from local farms. If I had to pick which you should try first, though? The rich and creamy mature English, with a sharp bite that pairs as well with crackers and pretzels as it does grapes and apples, tops my list. My husband and I snack on it straight from the fridge before dinner, and I’m already thinking of all the delicious ways I can use it this holiday season. Grate it into a hearty mac and cheese? Pulse it into fluffy biscuits? Make it the centerpiece of a beautiful cheese board? The options are endless.

Related Content:

Next Up

Queen Elizabeth Is Releasing Her Own Line of Condiments

It will reportedly include a 'tomato sauce' and a 'brown sauce.'

Can You Make a ‘Pudding’ Fit for Queen Elizabeth?

Calling all amateur bakers! Buckingham Palace wants your recipes.

Reddit Resurfaces Queen Elizabeth’s Pancake Recipe

The Queen shared 'Drop Scones' with President Eisenhower in 1960.

Queen Elizabeth Is Looking for Someone to Help Her Launch a Pub

The British monarch is seeking an entrepreneur to develop 'a new DESTINATION public house' on her Sandringham estate.

Coronation Chicken, A Dish Fit for a Queen

Queen Elizabeth just met someone who helped invent the dish served at her coronation luncheon. But what is it?

You Can Now Pop a Bottle of The Queen’s Sparkling Wine

The label design evokes the embroidery on the ‘Robe of Estate’ she wore on her Coronation Day in 1953.

Cardi B Discovers the Ultimate Way to Eat Doritos

You probably have both of the ingredients at home already!

T-Pain Is Buying Everyone a Drink – at Panera?

The king of auto-tune is helping the chain launch its new unlimited self-serve beverage program.

Cardi B Launches the Most Cardi B Whipped Cream

The boozy cans are here just in time for the holidays.


What's New