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Before starting this count, it is important to highlight that cheese is not only a companion food for some meals, but it is key to health, with just one daily serving we can get the dairy intake we need to have a complete and balanced diet.

To have a healthy and balanced diet we must include in our diet, essential nutrients for the body. Cheese contains these minerals and uses them to obtain energy, build and repair bone, muscle and joint structures, and regulate metabolism. One of the benefits of cheese is that it is very rich in proteins and these help us to form and recover body mass, it also contains vitamins, mineral salts and easily digestible fat. That is why the consumption of a portion of cheese a day is so favorable for our health.

Now comes the long awaited! Let’s talk about the origin of the 10 most famous cheeses, their quality and, by the way, we will tell you what you can accompany it with:

 

 

1. Taleggio, Italy:

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Taleggio originating from the valley of its origin is a cheese with a semi-soft washed rind. It is made in mountain farms and valleys. The cheese is made with cow’s milk and uses five different molds that are used to form the red color that makes it different and unique. The cheese lasts about 40 days from the day of production. It is pale yellow in color with a salty and spicy flavor.

Country of Origin of the Cheese: The cheese originated in Italy. It is one of the oldest forms of cheese produced in autumn and winter.

Best Cheese Makers: Some of the best cheese makers are Market to Monger and Murray’s cheese.

Accompany it: You can eat the cheese with a combination of Mustard or Honey. Cheese can also be used after melting in pasta, bruschetta and risotto.

 

2. Cotija, Mexico

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Cotija is made from cow’s milk and is a hard cheese. The cheese has a salty, savory flavor and is similar to Parmesan cheese. It is crumbly in texture. It is easy and quick to make. When the cheese is freshly made it lacks definition but then as it keeps longer it acquires a hard texture.

Country of Origin of the Cheese: The cheese originated in Mexico decades ago. The name Cotija comes from the town of Cotija, Michoacán, where the cheese was first introduced.

Best Cheesemakers: some of the best cheesemakers are Cacique, Chapala and V&V Supremo.

Take it with: You can eat the cheese to enhance the flavor of any Mexican dish you make. You can use queso de la huerta in pastas or on grilled chicken or corn.

 

3. Roquefort, France

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Roquefort cheese is made from sheep’s milk. It is one of the best known blue cheeses in the world. The cheese has a shelf life of about 5 months from the time it is made. The cheese is white, acidic, crumbly and with a blue mold. The cheese is famous for its richness and multi-layered flavors.

Country of Origin of the Cheese: The cheese originated in the south of France.

Best Cheesemakers: some of the best cheesemakers are Cacique, Chapala and V&V Supremo.

Eat it with: You can eat the cheese with meat sauce, garnishing with grilled salad to add to the flavor of the taste.

 

4. Mozzarella, Italy

We are all well aware of mozzarella cheese. The cheese is made from buffalo milk. The cheese is delicate with a milky flavor, it is soft and has a springy texture, and the cheese can be used fresh to make any dish. The cheese is best used to make pizza, especially in Italy. It can be kept for a week from the day it is made.

Country of Origin of the Cheese: The cheese originated in Italy.

Best Cheesemakers: some of the best cheesemakers are Cacique, Chapala and V&V Supremo.

Take it with: Cheese is used to make pasta and pizza. It can also be used on top of vegetable salads.

 

5. Feta, Greece

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Feta cheese is a white cheese made from sheep’s and goat’s milk. The cheese matures after a period of almost 2 months. The cheese has a lumpy and soft texture. The cheese has a sharp, rich and salty flavor. It has a buttery flavor. It can be served fresh or can be cooked with various dishes as well.

Country of Origin of Cheese: The cheese originated in Greece. Greeks know Feta cheese inside and out.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best cheese makers are Bulgarian Epiros cheese, ulker white, Dodoni and Castella.

Take it with: The cheese is used in Greek salads or can be eaten with olive oil.

 

6. Cheddar, England

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The cheese is quite popular in several countries. The cheese is semi-hard and is made from cow’s milk. The cheese can be white or yellow in color. The cheese has no patent. Depending on the temperature and climatic conditions of an area, the cheese can take between 9 and 24 months to mature. By the time you eat the cheese, it melts in your mouth.

Country of Origin of Cheese: Cheese originated in England. Today cheese is made in several countries.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best cheese makers are cracker barrel natural sharp cheddar, organic, Great Lakes sharp cheddar and Kraft sharp cheddar.

Have it with: Cheese can be eaten with fresh fruits such as apples, nuts and honey or it can also be eaten with meat dishes.

 

7. Gouda, Netherlands

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Gouda is one of the most exotic Dutch cheeses in the world. The cheese is creamy and smooth in texture. The cheese has a soft yellow color. It is made from cow’s milk. The cheese is so widely used that it is mainly used all over the world. The bread has a buttery and nutty flavor.

Country of origin of the cheese: The cheese originated in the Netherlands.

Best cheese producers: Some of the best cheese producers are Ignourmet, Dutch Mill, Extra Aged Farm and Halondeli.

Accompaniment: Cheese can be eaten with sandwiches, vegetable dishes, beer or with red wine.

 

8. Parmigiano-Reggiano, Italy

paquetes turisticos italia

Also known as Parmesan, it is the world’s favorite cheese. The cheese is made from cow’s milk inspired by Italian cheese. They are pale yellow in color. The cheese takes about two years to mature and is made in restricted areas of Italy. Therefore, the cheese is quite expensive. The cheese is low in calories and high in calcium which makes you eat guilt free.

Country of Origin of the Cheese: The cheese originated in Italy.

Best Cheesemakers: some of the best cheesemakers are Parmigiano Reggiano Stravecchio, Agriform, Grana Padano and Caseificio.

Eat it with: Cheese can be eaten with spaghetti, pizza and Caesar salads.

 

9. Camembert, France

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Camembert is made from cow’s milk. It is a rare type of cheese. It is moist, creamy and smooth in texture. Since many do not know the procedure for making the cheese, there are very few manufacturers of the cheese. The cheese tastes better as it ages. It has a buttery flavor.

Country of Origin of the Cheese: The cheese originated in Normandy, France.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best cheese makers are Le Châtelain, Marks and Spencer, Co-op and Tesco Finest.

Have it with: Cheese can be eaten with crusty bread, crackers and baguette.

 

10. Manchego, Spain

paquetes turisticos españa

Manchego bread is made from sheep’s milk. It takes about a year to mature. The freshly made cheese is fruity and sweet tasting. It has an ivory yellow color. In 2014, the cheese was awarded as the best cheese in the world, as it stands out from the crowd and has a rich flavor.

Country of Origin of the Cheese: The cheese originated in Spain.

Best Cheesemakers: Some of the best cheesemakers are igourmet Artesano Español, Manchego reserva and Único Artesanal manchego.

Accompany it: Cheese can be eaten with olives, dried tomatoes, crusty bread and wine.

 

Did you know these facts?

 

Sources:

Flamingo

Garcia Baquero

 


 

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