Interesting facts about fondue

Fondue is a Swiss melted cheese dish. It is served in a communal pot (caquelon or fondue pot) over a portable stove (réchaud) heated with a candle or spirit lamp, and eaten by dipping bread into the cheese using long-stemmed forks. Besides bread, anything that tastes good with melted cheese on it will make an … Read more

Interesting facts about Roquefort

Roquefort is a sheep milk cheese from Southern France. It is one of the world’s best known blue cheeses. Roquefort is often called the “King of cheeses,” though other cheeses share that title. It is named after the small village of Roquefort which lies on a chalky mountain, called the Combalou, between the Auvergne and … Read more

Interesting facts about Emmental cheese

Emmental also known as Emmentaler, Emmenthal or as Swiss cheese is a yellow, medium-hard cheese. It is named after the Emmental, the valley of a river, near Berne. Emmental cheese was first made around 1292 in that region. It was however only in the 1800s that the first ever cheese dairies came into existence in … Read more

Interesting facts about Camembert

Camembert is a classic cow’s-milk cheese. It is a moist, soft, creamy, surface-ripened cheese. This chesee is named after the village of Camembert in the Orne département of Normandy in northern France, where it originated. Camembert was reputedly invented in 1791 by Marie Harel, a farmer from Normandy. However, the origin of the cheese we … Read more

Interesting facts about ricotta cheese

Ricotta is an Italian whey cheese. It is made from sheep, cow, goat, or Italian water buffalo milk whey left over from the production of other cheeses. Although typically referred to as cheese, ricotta technically is not a cheese because it is made from a cheese by-product. Ricotta is an Italian word that means ‘recooked’ … Read more

Interesting facts about Gouda

Gouda is a mild-flavored, cow’s milk cheese. Originating in the Netherlands, Gouda was named after the town of Gouda in the country’s South Holland region. The cheese is named after the town of Gouda, not because it was produced in or around that city, but because it was traded there. The first mention of Gouda … Read more

Interesting facts about parmesan

Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano is an Italian extra-hard cheese made of cow’s milk. It is named after the producing areas Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and Bologna (all in Emilia-Romagna), and Mantova (in Lombardia), Italy. According to legend, Parmigiano-Reggiano was created in the course of the Middle Ages in Bibbiano, in the province of Reggio Emilia. Its … Read more

Interesting facts about mozzarella

Mozzarella is a traditional Italian cheese. It is a mild, smooth-textured fresh cheese. Mozzarella was first made in Southern Italy near Naples. Originally, mozzarella was only made with buffalo milk. Legend has it that mozzarella was first made when cheese curds accidentally fell into a pail of hot water in a cheese factory near Naples … Read more