Do You Know These 6 Cheese Facts?
1. More cheese is produced annually worldwide than coffee beans, tea leaves, cocoa beans and tobacco combined.
2. Stinky washed rind cheeses owe their odor to a bacteria named brevibacterium linens. These bacteria are also found on human skin and contributes to body odor.
3. It takes about 10 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of cheese.
4. Aged cheeses such as Fortsonia & Georgia Gold Clothbound Cheddar contain little to no lactose. In fact, the older the cheese, the lower the lactose.
5. Eating cheese (especially Cheddar, blue and Swiss styles) immediately after meals has been shown to help prevent tooth decay.
6. It is accepted that cheese was probably discovered by mistake. It is likely that milk was transported in a dried calf’s stomach and would have separated into curds and whey by movement and the naturally present rennet.
Want more resources on cheese:
- ABC ‘cheese slices’ boxed DVD set ‘the collection’ Series 1 to 4. This set contains all 31 episodes from Series 1 to 4. Watch Will Studd as he explores the fascinating stories behind some of the world’s best loved cheeses in 49 episodes visiting 24 countries and looking at 243 cheeses!! I love these DVDs
- Will Studd’s book ‘cheese slices’ is bursting with photographs and information and his new book ‘Melt’ is described as “an incomparable collection of the greatest cheese recipes ever devised” by reviewers at Dymocks and I reckon both would make a great coffee table addition.
- To make your own cheese check out this page of kits and equipment for sale on the Mad Millie site. I use Mad Millie kits to make my cheese and find them easy to follow with consistently good results – really just follow the instructions and you’ll have fresh yummy cheese!
Well, did you know any of these cheese facts? I am constantly learning more about this versatile food, so watch out for further cheese posts
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