By Jack Goldstein
Have you learnt which cheese is the most costly on the planet? Or why cheese made within the village of Stilton can now not be known as Stilton cheese? How huge was once the wheel of Cheddar given to Queen Victoria as a marriage current? And what was once Napoleon's favorite cheese? most of these questions and extra are replied during this attention-grabbing publication. even if you're an skilled cheese buff and need to find a few interesting and little-known proof, otherwise you simply wish an advent to the method of che ... Read more...
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Stilton cheese is made in just three counties - Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Amazingly, cheese made in the village of Stilton - which is in Cambridgeshire - cannot therefore be called Stilton! There is a cheese called Cornish Yarg which comes from a recipe found in a farmer’s attic. The farmer was called Mr Gray... you’ll notice that Yarg is Gray backwards! Limburger cheese is known as having a particularly pungent odour. Amazingly, the bacterium that causes this - brevibacterium linens - is also responsible for smelly feet!
Despite this, the most frequently eaten cheese in America is actually mozzarella - pizza lovers have ensured this has grown massively in popularity over the last 20 years. Over 700 different regional cheeses are produced in the UK alone. Cheese is an excellent source of calcium, an essential mineral for the development of our bodies. Around one child in every six has a daily calcium intake lower than the recommended amount. The nutritional breakdown of cheese varies greatly with type; cottage cheese for instance contains around 4% fat whilst common cheeses such as cheddar can contain over 30% fat!
The earliest archaeological evidence of cheesemaking we have is found on the walls of Egyptian tombs dating back to 2000BC. Early cheese in Africa and the Middle East would have been very different to most types today. To stop it from going off in the hot environment, a great deal of salt would have been needed to preserve it, making the taste extremely sour. It was not until cheesemaking spread to Europe that the cooler conditions allowed cheeses to age, thus giving us a greater range of flavours.