What is something that feels better than an 8 hour long sleep? Ah, those delicious, fragrant pieces of goodness that turn every other food that incorporates them into Heavenly treats! Heat it and it melts into a gooey extravagance, that amalgamates with anything that it is spread on or served with. I’m talking about cheese in all its glory.
Today's article is on the most common types of cheeses we should definitely be aware of.
Here we go!
Mozzarella cheese is a sliceable curd cheese originating in Italy. Traditional Mozzarella cheese is made from milk of water buffalos herded in very few countries such as Italy and Bulgaria. As a result, most of the Mozzarella cheeses available now are made from cow's milk.
Cheddar cheese is a relatively hard, off-white, sometimes sharp-tasting, natural cheese. Originating in the English village of Cheddar in Somerset, cheeses of this style are produced beyond the region and in several countries around the world.
Emmental is produced in the central districts of Switzerland from unpasteurized cow’s milk. It is hard in texture and its thin rind is typically wrapped in paper, which has the manufacturer’s name mentioned. The holes formed during the fermentation process makes it one of the most difficult cheeses to be produced.
Gouda is a mild, yellow cheese, originating from the Netherlands, made from cow's milk. It is one of the most popular cheeses worldwide. The name is used today as a general term for numerous similar cheeses produced in the traditional Dutch manner.
Parmigiano-Reggiano is an Italian hard, granular cheese. The name "Parmesan" is often used generically for the same cheese made outside the traditional areas of production in Italy, although this is prohibited in trading in the European Economic Area under European law.
Feta is a brined curd white cheese made in Greece from sheep's milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat's milk. It is a crumbly aged cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture. Feta is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads and pastries.
Brie is a soft cow's-milk cheese named after Brie, the French region from which it originated. It is pale in color with a slight grayish tinge under a rind of white mould. The rind is typically eaten, with its flavor depending largely upon the ingredients used and its manufacturing environment.
Parmesan cheese is one of the most commonly eaten cheeses over the world. It has a hard, crumbly texture and a fruity, nutty flavor. Its creation was inspired by the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese from Parma, Italy. It is made from unpasteurized cow’s milk and is pale yellow in color.
Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese that originated in the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Jura, and Bern in Switzerland. It is named after the town of Gruyères.
Blue cheese is a general classification of cheeses that have had cultures of the mold Penicillium added so that the final product is spotted or veined throughout with blue, or blue-grey mold and carries a distinct smell, either from that or various specially cultivated bacteria.
Whatever the flavour or the colour be, we all want that cheese with our crackers or on our pizza! This was a list of cheeses, that are commonly heard of, let me know about more of them in the comments section below!