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A truckle of farmhouse Cheddar cheese

A "truckle" of cheese refers to a cylindrical wheel of cheese, usually taller than it is wide, and sometimes described as barrel-shaped.[1][2] The word is derived from the Latin trochlea, 'wheel, pulley'. Truckles vary greatly in size, from the wax-coated cheeses sold in supermarkets, to 25 kilogram or larger artisanal cheeses.


  1. ^ Maddie Hall (2008-05-22). "Fourth annual Seattle Cheese Festival". University of Washington Daily. 
  2. ^ Rebekah Denn (2007-09-05). "In 4 years, Beecher's has grown from a little curd to a big-time prize winner". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.