Fully cured Cheddar is a hard cheese, shaped like a drum, varying from white to pale yellow in colour. The more mature, the sharper the taste of Cheddar, but it never gets overwhelming. It finds its origin in Somerset, England. Good Cheddar is firm and, slightly crumbly in texture, yet mellow in character. The cheddar gives these biscuits a bit of earthiness with hints of hazelnut.