Cheddar cheese is the second most popular cheese in the USA, behind Mozzarella. The state of Wisconsin is the largest producer of cheddar in America. Cheddar cheese is a semi soft, yellow to off white, sometimes "sharp" tasting, natural cheese that originated in the English village of Cheddar in Somerset. Mac & Cheese is a dish originated in England as well, consisting of cooked pasta and cheese (commonly cheddar). In the US the dish is considered to be "comfort food."