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Roquefort Cheese

The Roquefort cheese is a blue cheese that is made from sheep’s ...

The Origin of Limburger Cheese

Limburger cheese originated in the town of Limburg, which is on the ...

Blue Cheese: Adelost to Yorkshire Blue and everything in between

It’s an acquired taste, to be certain, but once you’ve attuned your ...

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How to Make Cheese [1/2]

It takes four different processes to make the average cheese. The first step is the coagulation of the milk. This involves dividing the milk into liquid whey and pieces of solid curds. A large amount of milk used in curdling is pasteurised, which kills around ninety per cent of the bacteria that naturally occurs in [...]

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Polkolbin and Affine

Polkolbin, Australia  If you want to try one of the most popular cheeses from the region, Polkolbin might just be it.  It will remind you of a French Pont l’Evegue – sharp and spicy, slightly sticky, and a wrinkled rind.  It is ideal for snacking, pairing with wine, or even grilling. Affine, Australia  Affine is [...]

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Acorn – Vegetarian Cheese

This is a hard, rich Welsh cheese that starts as unpasteurised sheep’s milk.  Coated in a light golden rind that is best trimmed, the wheel’s traditional shape is tall and cylindrical (commonly called “truckle-shaped”).  Suitable for cooking, snacking and grating over hot dishes, the cheese owes its creaminess to the high fat content of ewe’s [...]

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Cheese-like food: What is processed cheese? [2/2]

Some of these cheese foods receive additional flavouring, vegetable matter and additives to achieve flavour profiles and appearance to mimic other cheeses (Swiss/Gruyere and Cheddar/American).  The percentages of allowable additives are specifically regulated by governmental agencies. Spreadable processed cheese products may receive additional whey and unfermented dairy products are added after emulsification.  It then goes [...]

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Cheese-like food: What is processed cheese? [1/2]

Contrary to its common texture (and sometimes taste), processed cheese is not made of plastic. In reality it starts with trimmings from traditional cheese sources, those bits that are too irregular or small to make it to your grocer’s cheese displays. Swiss inventor Walter Gerber developed processed cheese manufacturing it in the early 1900’s but it [...]

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Best way to eat cheese

Cheese can be eaten either on its own or used as an ingredient in cooking. For those who like to taste cheese, providing a selection on a cheeseboard is an excellent idea for parties with wine or fruit as an accompaniment. When presenting a cheeseboard ensure that you don’t overload the board with too many [...]

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Edam Cheese

Edam cheese is usually sold as spheres of cheese that have a pale yellow inner and the cheese itself is coated in wax. The cheese is named after the town of Edam in northern Holland. Older Edam that has aged for at least seventeen weeks is coated with black wax; this version of Edam has [...]

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