Well, not necessarily. When most Americans think of cheese, we think of possibly nice mild or sharp cheddar or a nice slice of good ol’ American on a burger, or maybe some nice stringy mozzarella on the pizza. The 1 thing these do have in common is your source. A cow. But many cheeses come from different sources other than cow, it also made from the milk of buffalo, goats, sheep, Squirrel Poop, yak, camel, and allegedly back in the day, history informs us that the Mongols of ancient china even made cheese from horse milk.
There’s also a long list of the different types of cheeses, there are a lot of distinct varieties of cheese there’s absolutely not any way to cover all of them in this short article. According to my study, cheddar is the most popular cheese in the entire world. Originating in Somersetshire England in the late 16th century, cheddar is classified as a hard cheese. Its color ranges from white to yellow and may be either eaten when it becomes cheese for a mild flavor, or it can be aged up to three years to develop into an extra sharp cheddar.
Possibly the most recognizable cheese in the world is Swiss cheese. Unmistakable for anything else because of its pockets, Swiss cheese stands out in a crowd. It takes bacteria to produce cheese, and Propionibacter shermani is the bacteria responsible for the holes in Swiss cheese. When this bacteria is added to the warm mixture, carbon dioxide forms and the bubbles from that are what is responsible for the formation of the holes in the cheese.
We can not possibly talk about cheese, not mention American cheese. American cheese is not actually a true cheese, but rather is considered a processed cheese, ranging from white to yellowish in colour, it was initially produced by mixing Colby and cheddar cheeses together, now it’s primarily from ingredients of milk and protein derivatives with salt.
What is a cheeseburger without a nice big salad to go with it? And for a few, a salad isn’t a salad with no blue cheese dressing. Blue cheese gets its distinctive look and smell from the mold Penicillium. The characteristic flavor of blue cheeses will be sharper and tingly with a tad of salt. The distinctive range in notes of odor are from the variety of desired bacteria growing on the sweet cheese. One of these bacteria, the miniature Brevibacterium linens is responsible for the related aroma of classic blue cheeses. Oddly, and rather unappetizingly to me, this exact germs is also in charge of foot odor and other body odors.
We can not talk cheese and not mention Mozzarella. Mozzarella is your favorite of pizza lovers everywhere. This is a semi-soft, white cheese that’s consumed fresh as soon as it is made. Originating in Italy, this cheese is a favorite of Americans as Americans eat plenty of pizza. And pizza could not exist without Mozzarella. Right alongside the Mozzarella would need to be Parmesan. Parmesan is a favorite that usually comes into my house pre-grated and packed in a convenient shaker can for sprinkling on the above pizza and also on spaghetti and lasagna.
These are just a very few of the many, many, different kinds of cheeses, and that I chose these to mention since they are the cheeses closest to me since they’re often consumed in my dwelling. These might not be your favorite, but they are the ones I am most acquainted with. Like many other foods that can have a”gourmet” component, cheese can be researched for years before you ever manage to try them all I’d imagine. So, if you wish to understand more about the finer cheese in life, then I suggest you get some wine, and some crackers or bread and begin.