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Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese

Myleen Hollero
Gordon Edgar

Cheddar cheese was named after a small town in England, but it has become a very American cheese.

On this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe learns about the history of cheddar, the birth of so-called American cheese, and the resurgence of great cheese in this country. She talks with Gordon Edgar, author of Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese.

She also talks about cheese eating and cheese making in Iowa with cheesemonger C.J. Bienert, of The Cheese Shop of Des Moines, and Sharon Oamek, who makes goat cheese in the Loess Hills.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa