22 Delicious And Fun Facts About Cheese

Cheese is one of the most delicious dairy products. Cheese is usually made from cow, goat, or sheep milk. Cheese has been made and consumed for thousands of years. Cheese is part of cuisine in every continent. The reaction of milk and rennet creates cheese. Cheese is actually the coagulated protein of milk. There are many delicious variations of cheese around the world. Cheese is consumed as a whole, in pizza and many more tasteful dishes. Many types of cheese are there. Cheese is usually distinguished by what milk they are produced from, what bacterial agents are used, or how long the cheese is aged. Cheese is an important part of European food culture.

The history of Cheesemaking is pretty ancient. The exact place of the beginning of cheesemaking is still undefined. But many sources suggest that cheesemaking may have been started in central Europe or the Middle East. Cheesemaking changed the course of the dairy industry of the world. Cheesemaking may have been introduced to make easy the storage and transportation of milk. In most places, cheese was brought by European and Arab explorers and traders. The Native Americans learned the process of cheesemaking from European settlers. There are several hundred popular cheese dishes around the world. Most common is Pizza and cheesecake.

From wine with cheese pairings to the delicious bites of pizza, cheese won millions of hearts. Many of us read the story of The King, the Mice, and the Cheese. In the famous cartoon show Tom and Jerry, the Jerry mouse is a superfan of cheese. Her Majesty Queen Victoria was gifted 589 kilograms of giant Cheddar wheel by farmers. In a group photo, we all say cheese. Cheese is love and a smile. These are some little known cheese facts.

Cheesemaking is millenniums old, making them one of the oldest processed food of all time. Written records from the Sumerian cuneiform texts suggest that cheesemaking dates back to the early second millennium BC. Those Third Dynasty of Ur time cheese were similar to modern cottage cheese.

Ancient Mediterranean Cheese is the oldest ever found cheese on earth. This 7,200 years old cheese is found from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

Steve's Cheese made the largest block of cheddar cheese ever. The huge chaddar weighed 34,591 pounds. The cheddar cheese was displayed at the 1964 New York Cheese Fair. Steve's Cheese is a cheese maker from Denmark.

There is a special insurance policy for cheesemakers and sellers.

Leprino Foods is the world's largest mozzarella company in the world. The company sells cheese worth more than $3 billion in a year. The company is the supplier of cheese for Pizza Hut, Dominoes, And Papa John's.

Pule is considered the most expensive cheese in the World. The cheese costs as much as the US $600 per kilogram. In the process of making a kilogram of Pule cheese, it requires 22 liters of milk on average. The cheese is made from donkey milk.

Vieux Boulogne cheese from France is considered the smelliest cheese. The stinky cheese is made in the French town of Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Casu Marzu cheese from Italy is eaten with living larvae grown inside the cheese. The cheese is considered non-edible if the magots are dead.

Bitto Storico cheese is from the Valtelline valley in Lombardy, Italy. The Bitto Storico cheese is eaten at least the age of 10 years. Bitto Storico is thought to be the world’s oldest commercially available cheese.

Denmark consumes the highest amount of cheese per capita. The country is famous for cheese making. Danish people eat 28.1 kilograms of cheese per capita. Iceland and Finland are very close to Denmark in terms of cheese consumption.

The United States is the largest cheese producer. The country alone produces 30% of world production.

Cheesemaking in Egypt is around 5,000 years old. Visual evidence of Egyptian cheesemaking was found in Egyptian tomb murals in approximately 2000 BC.

There are different types of cheese. These are Hard Cheese, Semi-Hard Cheese, Blue Mold Cheese, White Mold Cheese, Fresh Cheese, and Goat cheese.

Parmasen, Percorino, Manchego these are hard cheese.

Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti ,Gruyère these are semi Hard cheese.

Gorgonzola, Stilton, Roquefort, Danish Blue these are Blue Mold Cheese.

Brie, Camembert, Double Crème White these are White Mold Chees.

Cream cheese, Feta, Mozzarella, Burrata are Fresh Cheese.

Chèvre, Goat Brie, Blue Goat cheese these are Goat Cheese.

France has the highest number of cheese varieties. There are around 1,000-1,600 cheese variations are claimed to be found in France.

French cheeses are broadly grouped into eight categories, 'les huit familles de Fromage'.

Though cheese is known to be kept for years to be mature, it takes only 4 hours to rot out of the fridge.

These are all we have on cheese today. Hope you remeber some of these amazing facts enjoying your cheese next time.