Say Cheese!

Why didn’t the cheese want to be sliced?

It had grater plans!

Cheese is a yummy food made from milk – cows milk is most common for cheese making but other mammal’s milk has also been used to make cheese.

There are over 1800 types of cheese! How many types of cheese can you list of the top of your head? All those different types of cheeses can be broken down into 8 main varieties: processed, hard, semi-hard, semi-soft, soft and fresh, blue, pasta filata, and soft ripened. To learn more about specific types of cheese, click here!

Watch the video below to learn about the process of cheese making on a dairy farm.

 

As you might guess, cheese has a lot of the same nutrients as milk. Some of these nutrients include calcium, protein, phosphorus, vitamin A, and zinc. Refer to the last blog post about milk to see the benefits of these nutrients!

 

The list of recipes that include cheese could go on forever! What are some of your favorite ways to eat cheese?

Some of the most common foods that include cheese are:

  • Sandwiches – cold and hot
  • Pizza
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Quesadilla
  • Many different pasta dishes
  • Omelets
  • Soup
  • Tacos and burritos

Eating a piece of cheese by itself is delicious. Cheese is often paired with fruit or a slice of meat to serve as a snack or appetizer.

Pear & Cheese Quesadilla
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Veggie Omelet Muffins
Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich

 

Information came from cheese.com and nationaldairycouncil.org

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