5 Varieties of Cheeses You Need to Know

September 23, 2012 | By Devina Janice | Filed in: Blogging.

Everybody loves cheese, especially in Europe like Italy for example. There are so many foods there contain of cheese like pizza. Do you know, Readers where does cheese came from? Cheese is a food which produced by separate the solids in milk through coagulation process.

This coagulation process assisted by particular bacterial or enzyme called rennet. The result of the process will be dried, processed, and preserved in various ways. The various types of cheeses determined by the type of milk, the coagulation method, temperature, method of cutting, drying, heating, also cheese ripening process and preservation.

Cheese has all the nutrition in milk like protein, vitamin, mineral, calcium, phosphor, fat, and also cholesterol which can be a health problem if you consume it too excess. Cheese is rich of protein which also good for children, because they need more proteins than adults.

Certainly, this food is very famous in the world. Allegedly, for the first time cheese was known in the Middle East by nomads from Arab. The first cheese factory opened in 1815 at Switzerland, but in United States for the first time cheese production with the large scale success. Now, estimated there are more than 400 varieties of cheeses in the world.

So, here are some of the varieties of cheeses:

1. Ricotta

Ricotta cheese

Ricotta cheese

Ricotta cheese is a fresh cheese from Italy made of residual whey of another cheese making which is cooked again. Ricotta term came from Latin, ‘recocta’ which means cooked again. This cheese is produced in all over Italy. You can cook ricotta with lasagna, cannoli, and other beverages. This cheese is not too sweet, the texture is smooth, has white color like snow, and contain of 65% fats.

2. Cheddar

Cheddar cheese

Cheddar cheese

This cheese came from Cheddar village in Somerset, England. This cheese is the most well-known cheese in United Kingdom also in other country. There are so many imitations of cheddar cheese in America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and Iceland. Its aroma and the delicious flavor make this cheese the most widely consumed. Cheddar cheese contains of 48% fats.

3. Parmesan

parmesan cheese

parmesan cheese

This parmesan cheese came from Parma, Italy. This cheese often found in powder form and usually used to topping pizza, spaghetti, and macaroni. The real form of parmesan cheese is cylinder with flaxen color. This cheese contains of 61% fats.

4. Edam

Edam cheese

Edam cheese

Edam cheese came from Holland. Named Edam cheese because it made in Edam, North Holland, traditionally the form of this cheese is round and has a bright yellow color, covered with paraffin and red wax. This cheese contains of less fat than cheddar cheese, beside that it also smoothest than cheddar cheese. FYI, Edam cheese is also one of the best cheeses in the world.

5. Mozzarella

Mozzarella cheese

Mozzarella cheese

This is an Italian cheese made by playing and cut, as in Italian, cutting means mozzare. Mozzarella cheese made from cow or buffalo milk. This cheese will be melt when baked, so that’s why the top of pizza covered by mozzarella cheese. Beside pizza, mozzarella cheese also cooked with lasagna. This cheese contain of 40-50% fats.


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