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Telemea cheese can be made from cow's or sheep's milk. It is similar in appearance to Greek feta, lightly salted and enriched in flavor with herbs. It is stored in wooden barrels called “putini.” It can be served as a snack, as well as an ingredient in salads and as an addition to omelets or other cakes. 1)

Pecorino Romano

Pasta alla carbonara is a dish from the Italian region of Lazio, specifically Rome. According to the Roman recipe, it consists of eggs, black pepper, jowl ( guanciale) and Pecorino Romano cheese. The pasta used is usually spaghetti. 2)


Obatzda (German: Obatzter, Obaatzda) is a cheese paste, a traditional dish in Bavarian cuisine. The paste is made of crumbled camembert cheese with butter and onion. It is seasoned with powdered sweet paprika to give it its characteristic orange color. After seasoning, scoops are formed from the mixture. It is eaten with pretzels and usually served with wheat beer. 3)


Kashkaval is a rennet cheese made from sheep's or cow's milk. It is soaked in hot brine, and as it matures its rind darkens and its flavor becomes sharply bitter, reminiscent in places of the taste of caramelized onions. The name kashkaval (caciocavallo in Italy), comes from the Latin caseus (cheese) and caballus (horse). Traditionally, the cheese is dried by attaching two pumpkin-shaped caciocavallo balls to a rope and hanging them from a wooden pole as if placed on a horse's back. 4)


Limburger cheese is named after Limburg, Belgium, where it first appeared in markets. Bacteria that live in human skin and cause foot odor are used in its production. In 2006, two Dutch scientists received an Antinobel for their research showing that the cheese attracts female mosquitoes that spread malaria as much as the smell of human feet. 5)

French obsession

The French eat over 25 kg of cheese a year! 6)

Named after village

Cheese is often named after a village. 7)


The most expensive cheese in the world is Pule, which comes from Serbia. The secret of this cheese lies in a specific species of donkeys, whose milk is used in its production. There are very few of them, therefore the production of the cheese is small, which significantly increases the value of the final product. 8)

Mood improvement

Yellow cheese improves your mood. According to scientists, cheese in addition to zinc, copper, and calcium, as well as many vitamins, contains tryptophan - an amino acid that strengthens the nervous system and is involved in the production of serotonin. And what is serotonin? The happy hormone, of course! So increasing yellow cheese in your diet will make you happier and more positive. 9)

Most shoplifted food item

Cheese is the most stolen food item in the world. Yes, it's not milk, bread, or fruit. It is a cheese that tops the list when it comes to ranking the most stolen products. According to calculations, as much as 4% of cheese for sale goes to the owner without paying the bill. 10)

Whey energy

Energy can be produced from cheese! Whey, actually. The town of Albertville in France uses the whey that is not needed to produce Beaufort cheese to produce energy. How is this possible? Adding bacteria to the whey produces biogas, which can be used to generate around 2800 MWh of energy. In Europe and Canada, there are already around 20 power plants based on this type of energy production. Of course, each plant is located next to a cheese factory! 11)

Cheese in space

Cheese once conquered space! It was caused by a Dutch astronaut who asked NASA to send him on a mission with 15 kg of his favorite cheese Old Amsterdam! He argued that he could not imagine surviving several months without this specialty. NASA agreed, and the cheese became a food astronaut! 12)

Camembert was made by a woman

Camembert cheese was created by a woman, Marie Harel to be exact, who in 1791 (the year the French Constitution was written) received a recipe for Brie from a priest hiding on a farm. The ingenious girl modified the recipe of Beaumocel cheese, which was produced on the farm where she worked, and added mold bacteria to it, thus giving life to the first piece of camembert cheese. 13)

Feta cheese

True Feta cheese is only produced in Greece. This white, delicious, salty cheese is made from sheep's milk and can only be made in certain regions of Greece. 14)

Cheese race

In England, there are races, in chasing cheese. The competition consists in rolling the cheese down a hill and then chasing the opponents after the rolling deliciousness. It takes place every May at Coopers Hill in Somerset. The runaway cheese is a 4-pound Double Gloucester. The first person to run (or rather, roll) to the foot of the hillside and grab the cheese wins. Best of all, the prize for the winner is supposedly cheese! The second £10 and the third £5. 15)

Cheese board

The arrangement of cheeses on the board matters. Etiquette at the table applies not only to people sitting at it. When serving cheeses on a board, their arrangement is extremely important. Cheeses should be arranged in clockwise order, starting with the light ones and ending with the most distinctive and heavy ones. Cheese is served accompanied by wine, nuts, and grapes. 16)


Mold on cheese is generally safe for your health. Molded cheeses are highly prized in the culinary world. Unfortunately, some people are afraid to eat them for fear of being poisoned. However, the greenish-blue mold inside cheeses is perfectly safe. 17)

cheese.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/14 06:37 by aga