Cheese – Such A Nutritious Food24 June 2011 in General
We love cheese, and the right cheese with the right coffee blends are awesome. Here’s our take on cheese:
Cheese is a nutritious food which can be had (in some form or other) with almost any food you can think of. It is said to have a history which dates back over 6,000 years. The art of cheese making is said to have been discovered, quite by accident, by some ancient Arabian traveler. The story goes that the traveler, in preparation for a long journey across the desert, stored milk in a pouch made from sheep’s gut, which he slung over the hump of one of his camels. After a long hot, bumpy ride, the weary traveler was pleasantly surprised to discover whey to quench his thirst and cheese curds to satisfy his hunger.
The rennet in the lining of the pouch combined with the heat of the sun and the bumping motion from the gait of the camel had caused the milk to separate into curds and whey.
Cheese’s long history is recorded in various places. Egyptian tomb murals of 2000 BC show butter and cheese being made, and the Bible (I and II Samuel) names the food. Later, affluent Roman homes had special “cheese kitchens” and during the Middle Ages, European monks further refined the art of cheese making in the monasteries. Cheese was so much in demand that historical records show that in 1170, King Henry II of England purchased 10,240 pounds of cheddar cheese.
Cheese…an efficient food source that’s easily stored and readily digested. So say CHEESE, and while you’re at it, check out these types of cheese, along with corn beef recipes (corned beef is our favorite meat to eat with cheese).
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