Say Cheese!

A page dedicated to the cheeses of the world. The internet is so handy, isn’t it?

a few Fun facts I have collected:

    1. Why does Swiss cheese have holes?                                                                                                                    

The most recognizable characteristic of Swiss cheese is its holes which punctuate the pale yellow exterior.

These holes, also called “eyes,” are caused by the expansion of gas within the cheese curd during the ripening period.

2. What appears to be the remains of cheese have been found in Egyptian tombs over 4,000 years old.

3.Did you know that there are over 2,000 varieties of cheeses! 

4. A giant wheel of Cheddar cheese was given to Queen Victoria (1837-1901) for a wedding gift. It weighed over 1,000 pounds.  A normal Cheddar wheel weighs 60-75 pounds.

5. lmost 90% of all cheese sold in the United States is classified as a Cheddar type cheese.

The cheese Roll call song, a brilliant work, in which Pinky (a mutated lab mouse from ACME labs– hey 90’s kids, Steven Spielberg, this ring a bell?) sings about the cheeses of the world. Just watch it. I mean it. Waste a few minutes and wonder how he reaches those high notes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufJTqT5gMg0

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Cheddar:

Mozzarella:

assorted cheeses:

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