Fri Jan 20th

National Cheese Lover's Day

Don't be afraid, throw a feta, or act capriciously on National Cheese Lover's Day. The gouda day is a gouda day to kummin over and have some cheddar or asiago or fontina!

There is no concrete evidence of how humans invented cheese making. However, the legend tells us that it was likely that someone made the first cheese by chance. Thousands of years ago, people imported milk and stored it in sheep's stomachs. The proteins would separate into curds and whey if left to sit a few days. From there, preserving the solids with salt may have been the most logical next step. Salt was a highly valued preservative in ancient times.

Cheese making is believed to have existed in what is now Poland for the first time. Today there are over 1,400 varieties of cheese.

Basic cheese making

The basic principles behind making cheese are fairly straightforward. Let the milk sour (or scientifically, coagulating the casein protein). arated from the whey (liquid) by then. The curds are then salted and left to age.

Bacteria, enzymes, or fungi can be added at various stages. The desired taste, color, and texture are all controlled, as are the type of milk, temperature, time, and humidity. For more variety and flavor, cheesemakers also add herbs and spices for additional variety and flavor.

Cheese's nutritional value varies depending on the variety. On a serving, cottage and mozzarella cheese are at the lower end of fat and calories per serving, while mascarpone and cream cheese pack it on. Marscapone makes desserts that are both rich and creamy.

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How to celebrate #cheeseloversday

Enjoy some cheese with your lunch or as a snack. Share your favorite cheesy dishes or puns. Try a new cheese pairing. Visit your new cheesemonger, and be sure to give a shout-out as well. To post on social media, use the hashtag #CheeLoversDay.

Cheese lover's FAQ

Q. How much whey is produced when making cheese?

A. One pound of cheese will yield up to 96 fluid ounces of whey.

Now, hey-t a minute. What happens to all the whey?

A. Whey is protein-rich. Many farms added whey to animal feed, which was used on many farms. Nevertheless, whey is also used as a protein source in powders and nutrition bars, as a protein supplement.

Q. What is squeaky cheese? Squeaky cheese is a young (it hasn't aged for very long) cheddar cheese that comes in these delectable nuggets called cheese curds. When the cheese curds are truly fresh, they squeak a little when you bite into them.