'Cheesey' Fun Facts
There are over 1800 different types of cheese
Cheese is a very ancient dairy product, there is no conclusive information as to the origin or date. It is believed it dates back to around 8000BCE, when sheep were domesticated.
The most popular cheese is cheddar and the least popular is blue cheese.
Hard cheeses, such as Parmesan last longer than soft cheeses, such as Brie.
Cream cheese is a natural anti-ageing product when used as a moisturizer on the face.
Cheese has natural components which give us a ‘feel-good’ sensation
A Canadian cheesemaker made a 32 foot long block of cheese which weighed 57,518 pounds.
The most expensive cheese is Pule Cheese. Produced at the Serbia’s Zasavica Special Natural Reserve from the milk of endangered Balkan donkeys.
A 15-year old Bitto Storico is the oldest cheese ever sold.
Halloumi cheese is a popular meat substitute because of its high melting point.
Cheese comes the Latin word “caseus’, meaning “to ferment, to sour.”
The coloring of cheese is done with the addition of annatto, a tropical tree seed.
Greeks credit the mythological Aristaeus for discovering feta, which is used in Greek cuisine.
A cheese seller is known as a cheese monger.
World wide cheese production is larger than the production of coffee, tobacco, tea and cocoa beans combined.
The first cheese factory was established in 1815 in Switzerland.
It takes approximately 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese.
In the U.S. we consume around 34 pounds per person per year. The French eat an average of 57 pounds per person per year.
A large Roman house would have a separate kitchen for making cheese, it was called a careale.
The antibacterial effect from cheese helps protect your tooth enamel.
The Crowley Cheese Factory in Vermont is the nation’s oldest cheese maker still in operation.