The Plymouth Cheese Factory was built by Col. John Coolidge, a dairy farmer who was the father of President Calvin Coolidge. When Plymouth Artisan Cheese revived the cheese factory, they also revived the way the Coolidges used to make cheddar. Granular curd cheddar is one of the oldest types of cheddar, originating in England and brought here by the first European settlers in the New World. It's made by continuously stirring the curd and a lot of hard, manual labor. The result is a cheese with a rich, open-bodied texture.