Category Archives: Cheese Articles

What Cheese Knife for which cheese?

It is possible to use “normal” knives to cut cheeses, but it is always more satisfying if you can actually use the correct tools for the job. If you are the type of person who appreciates cheese, you should equip … Continue reading

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Talk Cheese Like a Professional

It is not possible for all of us to know all that there is to know about the over 700 cheeses from around the world, but it is possible to impress your friends by knowing the basics about the more … Continue reading

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Is the Moon Really Made of Cheese?

For years, children and mice knew the truth: the moon was made of cheese.  Parents read them stories that confirmed this fact, and, after all, the moon frequently appeared as a yellowish orb with a delicious cheesy texture.  The little … Continue reading

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Humans Making Cheese Over 7,000 Years Ago

Scientists led by the University of Bristol have uncovered fragments of ancient sieve vessels that indicates human first began making cheese over 7,000 years ago. A sieve fragment found in a clay pit in north-central Poland is pictured above. The … Continue reading

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What defines a Cheese?

Millions of elementary aged children may shriek in protest, but their lunchtime staple is not really cheese. That yellow square of American cheese is actually defined as “processed cheese food,” which translates roughly to petroleum in a cellophane wrapper. So … Continue reading

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Strange Animal Cheese

Ask a group of people which animal cheese comes from and most will say “cow.” If you are lucky you might get a “goat” thrown in, and if you happen to chance on a connoisseur you may even hear the … Continue reading

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What was the most expensive cheese made?

When one thinks about the world’s most expensive cheese, French and Italian varieties usually come to mind first. It may be a surprise to discover that the priciest cheeses on the market do not come from the prime production countries. … Continue reading

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Flavoured Cheeses – Exciting or Revolting?

Just like fine art, whether a variety of food is good or not is subjective. This holds true for flavoured cheese as well. For some, it is usually an all or nothing feeling. You either love it or you hate … Continue reading

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The Unusual History of Cheese

No-one knows for sure when cheese first appeared. The best guess is sometime after 7000BC, when mankind began to domesticate, and milk, livestock. One school of thought suggests the earliest cheese was little more than sour milk, left to go … Continue reading

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When is Gruyere not Gruyere?

Comte is in reality the French equivalent of Swiss Gruyere, in fact it is often called Gruyere de Comte or French Gruyere. This great French cheese is produced in the Franche-Comte region which encompasses the three departments of Jura, Doubs … Continue reading

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The Famous English Favourite

Double Gloucester is a mild cheddar-like English farmhouse cheese that has been produced since the 16th century. It is made from the morning and evening milkings then the whole milk and cream from these two milkings are poured and mixed … Continue reading

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Sheep milk – How much do you know?

When it comes to cheese made from sheep’s milk, there are several forms to choose from – soft or hard, strong or mild. But regardless of the texture or the taste, one thing is certain for all of sheep’s milk … Continue reading

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What’s Halloumi Cheese?

Halloumi cheese was first created back during the times of the middle ages in Cyprus from the unpasteurized milk of goats and sheep. The cheese was then wrapped in mint leaves as a preservative which also added to its unique … Continue reading

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French Cheese – by C.Strong

I came across this article the other day, loved it , and thought I’d share it with you.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did……   French Cheese is not a food. It’s a religion. Actually, a “co-religion.” … Continue reading

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Whats Bucheron Cheese?

There is an old saying that goes “age doesn’t matter, unless you’re a cheese”. Beyond its attempt to be funny, there is actually a certain truth behind such saying. Aging in cheese, sometimes called ripening, is the most important part … Continue reading

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Natural vs Processed Cheese

The connoisseur knows that not all cheese is the same. Not only do they come in an assortment of varieties, but they are also made in different ways. To this end, one may ask what the differences between natural and … Continue reading

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What makes Blue cheese Blue?

Why is Blue Cheese Blue? The discovery was quite by accident in the small communal village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in Southern France, when it is told that a boy left his lunch of bread and cheese in a cave because he … Continue reading

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Why Swiss cheese has holes

In North America, Swiss cheese is any of those types of cheeses that attempt to reproduce Emmental cheese, which originates in Switzerland. The term can also refer to genuine Emmental cheese from the Emme valley region of Switzerland. It is … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Soup

Beer cheese soup is a hearty dish that warms you up even on a bitterly cold winter day. There is more than one kind of recipe, but the most popular comes from Wisconsin. Here, we will go through the steps … Continue reading

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Addicted to Cheese!

Compared to the effects of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, cheese is a fairly harmless thing to be addicted to, but it is addictive nonetheless and in most cases, people are not even aware that they are addicted. Like a lot … Continue reading

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