The Ultimate Cheese Lover’s Guide

If you’re like me, you could absolutely live off a purely cheese diet. Perhaps my health would not be up to par, but to me, cheese makes the world go ‘round. There are just so many varieties of cheeses in this world, how could you not like at least one? Let’s take a look at some of my favorite cheese with fast facts and my favorite simple recipe for each!

 

Brie

 

 

Fast Facts:

·       It is the best known French cheese and is nicknamed “The Queen of Cheeses”

·       It is a soft cheese named after the French region Brie

·       French brie is completely different from the brie that is exported to America

 

Simple recipe: Ina Garten’s Baked Brie (best served with apples and crackers)

 

Gjetost

 

 

Fast Facts:

·       It is a commonly known type of cheese from Norway

·       It is a great source of riboflavin

·       It is part of Norway’s cultural identity and heritage

 

Recipe: Sour Cream Apple Pie with Gjetost

 

 

Gruyere

 

 

Fast Facts:

·       It is named after a Swiss village

·       It is cured anywhere from 3-10 months

·       Great when melted and baked!

 

Recipe: Classic Onion Soup with Gruyere

 

Cheddar

 

Fast Facts:

·       During olden days, only Europe made Cheddar cheeses

·       Joseph Harding is known as the “father of Cheddar cheese”

·       It is a hard and natural cheese

 

Recipe: Rachel Ray’s Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese

 

Gouda

 

Fast Facts:

·       It is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands

·       It is one of the most popular cheeses in the world

·       It comprises 50-60% of the world’s cheese consumption

 

Recipe: Smoked Gouda Stuffed Cheese Bread

 

 

Sources:

http://www.cheese.com/brie/

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/20/2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunost

http://www.cheese.com/gruyere/

http://www.cheese.com/cheddar/

http://www.cheese.com/gouda/