Mild cheddar is 3-4 months old.

Sharp cheddar is 1 year old.

What do they call the cheese that is between 3-4 months and 1 year?

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    For real? You've never seen the medium cheddar cheese sitting on almost every grocery store shelf?
    – Aaronut
    Jun 8, 2014 at 22:20
  • I have never seen medium cheddar at Marcs, Kroger, or any other store I have been to
    – Caters
    Jun 8, 2014 at 22:53
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    @Aaronut Even at places like Kroger, there are still major regional differences in what they stock. Jun 9, 2014 at 1:07
  • @Aaronut The worlds a big place, it's different wherever you go. It's not a global standard. Here we have mild, and tasty, and some extra tasty cheddar - that's it!
    – TFD
    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:00
  • @TFD So you don't have "sharp", and this question isn't about your naming scheme.
    – Cascabel
    Jun 9, 2014 at 17:23

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In the US and Canada it's usually called medium, or sometimes doesn't have a descriptive term, it's just cheddar. Either way, if your store has anything in between, it should be pretty obvious.

In the UK, it's still medium, though names past that are different.

If you happen to be in Australia, there's a different set of names with only mild in common.

  • There is no usually, it's not a global standard
    – TFD
    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:01
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    @TFD Let's not get too bogged down in this. If you know of another common name, feel free to suggest it. If you don't, that's just more evidence this is in fact "usually". (And really, the question is in English, asking for English names. If it's near-universal in the US, then that definitely covers the majority of native English speakers. On top of that, he called the more-aged cheese "sharp", not "matured" or anything else - so we're talking about American names.)
    – Cascabel
    Jun 9, 2014 at 17:15

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