Facts about cheese
The establishment of the first commercial production of cheese belongs to the Dutch, who in XIV- th century began to make hard cheese varieties .
The production of one kilogram of cheese requires 10 liters of cow 's or goat's milk. In some countries, cheese is prepared from a totally unexpected products such as, for example , sour cream , pea, soybean, cow or pig liver sugar and even with ice.
Cheese produced in the Caucasus, characterized by rich smell. In these parts it is considered an aphrodisiac , is therefore one of the main products for the wedding table.
People who are fond of collecting cheese labels, called tirosemiofilistami.
In the UK each year spend Skating Championships cheese.
Britain's Queen Victoria (1837-1901 years) received as a wedding gift drive enormous size of Cheddar cheese weighing more than half a ton .
The belief is that the cheese is a favorite food of mice - this is a misconception that is imposed on society by various cartoons (like " Tom and Jerry " ) . Actually rodents like products with a strong smell (which relates cheese ) , preferring grains and fruits.
According to legend , who left the worldly cares and retired to the desert Zarathustra over a 20- year-old ate almost nothing but cheese.
The holes in some varieties of cheese are the result of the movement of bacteria that cause gas. These bubbles of gas specialists call the "eyes" .
Some varieties of cheese color . Cheddar cheese , for example, more than two hundred years old stained annatto seeds ( Bixa Orellana ) . To color the cheaper varieties of cheese used calendula petals or carrot juice.
It is said that the creation of " Fluid clock" Salvador Dali was inspired by Camembert (soft kind of cheese ) . After eating cheese , artist, sitting in front of an unfinished painting , thinking about the taste of the cheese . Then came to him the image of " rasteksheysya time".
And to significant dates in many countries were made giant head cheese. For example, in 1939 the Altai to the discovery of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition was made head of Swiss cheese weighing 293 pounds. A little earlier, in the late XIX century , cheesemakers of Peter (Canada ) produced for the World Fair in Chicago giant cheese with a diameter of 10 meters and a weight of 10 tons. It was spent 100,000 liters of milk. Perth residents have built cheese giant monument.
The biggest head cheese was created by American cheesemakers . She weighed more than 18 tons ( 10,000 pounds ), and head diameter greater than 9.5 meters. It happened on a significant event in a special exhibition in the city of Chicago.
Gourmet cheese Casa Martz (Casu Marzu) - it's cheese , teeming maggots . It is prepared from the pecorino cheese . Prior to the total decay product is brought cheese fly larvae , which are not removed when the dish is served to the table. The larvae are small - vosmimillimetrovyh - worms. Its vibrant digestive activity worms accelerate the collapse of fat contained in the cheese and make the product extremely soft, while it stands out from the liquid , called lagrima ( from the Sardinian word "tears ").
The piquancy of eating this cheese is that the larvae quite nimble and do not like to bother them . Infuriated, they jump up to a distance of 15 cm is therefore necessary to protect the eyes. But it is better to take care of yourself as a whole. Because getting into the stomach , the larvae do not die ( gastric juice does not always kill them ), and settled for a while in the intestine. During this time, a gourmet serious complications can occur : There was a feeling of nausea , vomiting , abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea . If you eat this delicacy with the already dead maggots , that is, the risk of death by poisoning ptomaine . However , despite all this , the cheese is still produced in Italy and costs a lot of Dene.
Why cream cheese gave the name "Philadelphia ", although invented it in another place ?
Although the first mention of the cream cheese relate to England and France, ages 17-18 , similar to the modern product was first obtained in 1872 by William Lawrence , a resident of the town of Chester in the state of Ny City. Despite the origin of the inventor, in 1880, this cheese was given the name "Philadelphia" , as this city at that time was regarded as the place where they produce products of the highest quality .
Zachem the Soviet cheese placed plastic figures?
In the Soviet cheese you could find the numbers of food grade plastic , which a collector many children . Depressed figures in the factory marked the date of manufacture, number of cooking and other information. Today, this information is often placed on a package.