The dairy product we all love. Cheese is one of the most consumed foods around the world. There are so many types (over 2,000 actually!) that sometimes it’s hard to choose which one to eat, don’t you agree?
Cheesemaking has been around for nearly 4,000 years. Although no one really knows who made the very first, historical records indicate that travelers from Asia brought their technique of cheesemaking to Europe before the Roman Empire. It was actually made by accident more than 7,000 years ago by carrying milk in the stomach linings of animals, which carried the bacteria rennet that curdles milk.
Cheese is a delicious addition to many dishes, but it also makes the perfect snack along with olives, bread, nuts and dried fruits. Cheeseboards are such a perfect snack when you have people over – they don’t take a lot of time to make and yet they can be so delicious. Plus – they look really nice.
If you’re a cheese lover you’ll want to know some interesting facts that we’ve gathered for you:
- Approximately 10 pounds of milk is required to make 1 pound of cheese.
- Mozzarella is the most consumed cheese around the world.
- Eaten in moderate quantities, it is an excellent source of protein, calcium and phosphorus.
- The world’s most expensive sandwich is Serendipity’s “Quintessential Grilled Cheese” made with Caciocavallo Podolico cheese, a rare Italian variety made from the milk of free ranging cows fed a diet of fennel grasses and wild strawberries, with a truffle spread and gold flakes. The retail price of this magnificent sandwich is $214.
- Blue cheese is injected with air while it’s curdling, allowing for veins of mold to develop under its surface.
- Queen Victoria received the world’s largest wheel (at the time) of cheddar as a wedding present.
- And last – “the Say Cheese moment” which, we believe, you’ve heard many times before. The moment when a photographer wants you to smile, there’s a pretty good chance that he or she will use this phrase. It’s because the “ee” in the word makes you smile when saying it, but you already knew that, right?
If you’re a fan of cheese but you also love to have a good breakfast to start your day right, try one of our omelettes. We recommend Three Cheese Omelette which is a blend of American, cheddar and Baby Swiss. We guarantee you will love it!