Cheddar Pennies

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 25

Appears in
American Baking

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1986

  • About

Before the American revolution, the English colonists imported most of their cheese from England. With the high import duty imposed after the war, and the new pride in wholly American products, American Cheddar cheese was produced in vast quantities. It was further popularised when a grocery clerk in Chicago named J. H. Kraft wrapped individual portions of cheese for his customers and sold it from door to door by horse and wagon. Cheddar pennies might have been made in heav