Cheese making was established in Somerset England 800 years ago...
cheese has been popular with Kings and Queens of England through the
ages. Henry II declared Cheddar cheese to be the best in Britain, and
recorded purchases suggest that it was very popular at court. Indeed by
the reign of Charles I it was in such demand that it was sold before it
had even been made.
Queen Victoria was presented with a Cheddar cheese which weighed 11cwt., made from the milk of over 700 cows.
In 1901 the village of Cheddar was chosen to despatch an order of 3500lbs. of cheese to Captain Scot RN aboard the ship "Discovery", for his famous Antarctic Expedition.