Some of the cheese is coloured and flavoured either with a wine such as Bordeaux or Elderberry, or with blended port and brandy. The remaining uncoloured cheddar, which is pale, is folded in. It’s often described as “veined” or marbled, but depending on the maker, the small globules of pale, uncoloured cheddar can also look more like the luscious pockets of fat that you would see in a mortadella.
This is a firm cheese with no rind.
Literature & Lore
Customer: Red Windsor?
Owner: Normally, sir, yes. Today the van broke down.
— Monty Python’s Cheese Shop sketch, 1972.