Cheddar cheese was first made here in the 12c and was aged in the nearby caves. Traditionally the firm curd is cut into small bits to drain away the whey and then pressed firmly into cylinders of 12-15 inches wide, wrapped in muslin, coated with wax and aged for a minimum of three months (preferably 18 months). Many exquisite varieties of the famous cheese can be sampled and bought in the town. However Cheddar is famous not only for cheese; it lies at the mouth of a spectacular gorge in the Mendip Hills with panoramic views from cliff-top walk, details. Within the gorge are equally spectacular caves. Artifacts have been found in the caves back to stone age times. The caves are now illuminated and are open to the public.

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