Did you know that there are over 2000 types of cheese?

Did you know that there are over 2000 types of cheese?
Did you know that there are over 2000 types of cheese?

"A dinner that ends without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye." - Jean Savarin (French jurist, politician and gourmet 1755-1826)

Do you like to eat cheese, what is your favorite? We all know about the he alth benefits of cheese and that it is rich in calcium, vitamin A, D, B12, B2 and more. But today in our column "Did you know that…?", we are sharing some trivia about this delicacy.

There is no exact information about the origin of the cheese. Some archeological studies show that the first cheese most likely dates back to 6000 BC. It is also believed that goat milk cheese was made in Mesopotamia during this era.

Did you know that there are over 2,000 varieties of cheese available today, with mozzarella being one of the most consumed.


There are certain rules when serving cheese. For example, when you want to impress your guests on a platter, it is recommended to have at least three types of cheese, such as: one soft, such as Camembert or brie, one hard cheese, such as cheddar, and one blue cheese. Also on the cheese tray there should be something crunchy, nuts, dried fruit and of course a cheese knife.

Greeks are the biggest cheese consumers in the world. On average, a person consumes about 27.3 kg of cheese per year, ¾ of which is white cheese.

Did you know that the first cheese factory was established in Switzerland in 1815?

In the US, the month of June is a special month because it is dedicated to cheese.

Cheese can be made from different types of milk, such as cow, buffalo, goat, horse and even camel milk.

During the Roman Empire, large Roman houses had separate kitchens for cheese production. The Romans even managed to develop new methods of smoking and adding different flavors to the cheese.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, innovative monks were responsible for inventing some of the classic cheese varieties we know today.

The different flavors, colors, and textures of cheeses come from many factors, including the type of milk used, the type of bacteria or acids, and more.

Cheese tastes best when served at room temperature. So, if you are going to offer your guests different types of cheese, before serving take them out of the fridge a few minutes earlier.

Some types of cheese such as mozzarella, cheddar, Swiss cheese are thought to reduce the risk of tooth decay. Cheese is a food that has an antibacterial effect, that's why they say it's also good for dental he alth.

Did you know that there are around 700 different types of local cheeses in Great Britain?

Like fruit, some types of freshly made cheese are not always available all year round.

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