Though you might have not realized it, there are in fact a range of different cheeses across the world and there are lot more fun facts surrounded on it. If you are a big fan of this milk yield then here are a few fun facts you need to know.
4000 years ago a cheese was born
Even though nowadays just about any cheese including mozzarella singapore is made with easy using the many machines, back in the olden days this product was only a result of an accident just like chocolate chip cookies were. And so, it was created after milk was stored in a vessel lined with an animal’s stomach. As result of the enzymes in the animal’s stomach the milk had separated in to liquid and solid thus giving rise to ‘cheese’!
It takes 10 pounds of milk for 1 pound of cheesy goodness
Milk is obviously sourced from cows. However, to make sure that they source enough and that only the best output is gained, a healthy diet is a must for any cow. So they are basically fed about 90 pounds of feed a day to collect enough milk for production.
Cheese caves help age it
Although today many simply use refrigerators to set this goodness, back in the days cheese caves were commonly used as a means of aging it to reach the right flavour and be of the right temperature. Since these caves are humid and cool some European makers still use this method to reach the right flavour and aging these deserve.
Some are banned in the States
It might come as a surprise that certain cheese are in fact based in the United States. But on the basis of safety concerns related to certain bacteria produce like Valencay, Epoisses, Rouqefort and whatnot cannot be brought in to the country. So if you ever want to taste them and you live in the States, your only option is to probably travel to France to experience this cheesy goodness!
Have you ever wondered why certain names of cheese are spelt with capitals and others aren’t. the reason is because some of these have been named after a particular city or sometimes even a country. That is why Parmesan is with a ‘P’ and cheddar is with a ‘c’.
Another fun fact to know is that curd size decides texture and so while the larger sizes yield soft cheese like ricotta, smaller sizes yield hard ones like Parmesan.
So the next time you are shopping for this know what to expect in terms of flavour and select the right one for your dish!