Yummmm!!!! that stretchy mozzarella on pizza and those fragrant pieces of deliciousness and goodness that changes the food into a heavenly treat! Heat it and melt it into a cheesy and scrumptious spread and serve it with sandwiches, burger, pizza and most of the dishes.
Cheese is the most wanted and loved experiments in food history. To make any type of cheese, all you need is milk, salt and a live microbial culture which also includes rennet. Basically, rennet is the complex set of enzymes which is produced by the stomach of ruminant animals and it helps in curdling of casein in the milk. Curdling of casein leads to separate whey from it, all you have to do is simply drain off the whey, pack together the curd and you have got your cheese! Every cheese has its specific microbial culture which gives it the distinguish flavour and texture.
As we are talking about the most loved dairy product – Several types of cheese can be found all around the world, and they are all unique and classy in their own way! Frugivore aims in bringing all the different types of cheese from all around the globe to your doorsteps.
If you are a cheese lover, here is the list of some of the cheeses you would love to know about!
Cottage Cheese: Originated in India and is the most common type of cheese, which used by people in their daily life – Paneer. Paneer or Cottage Cheese is made up of full cream milk by curdling it and then draining the water completely. It can be digested easily and is very rich in nutrients. Paneer is delicate and soft and is used in many Indian dishes such as Palak Paneer, Kadhai Paneer, Shahi Paneer, Paneer Lababdaar and many more.
Mozzarella: One of the most common and popular cheese types, Mozzarella is originated from Southern Italy and is traditionally made from Buffalo Milk. But now it is also made by cow milk, has soft and stretchy texture and is used to make lots of baking dishes like Lasagna and Pizza. It can also be used in salads in its fresh form.
Feta: Originated from Greece, and is prepared using sheep or goat milk, the best choice for salads and goes great with most of the dishes. It’s bit tangy and salty in nature and has a creamier texture. If compared with another type of cheese, it’s highly nutritious and enjoyed grilled.
Cheddar Cheese: Originated from England and is rich in protein and calories, so one must think twice before binging on it. Cheddar Cheese is aged for better taste, as it ages the taste becomes powerful and tangy. The flavour is creamy and has a perfectly smooth texture. Cheddar Cheese is perfect to make grilled snacks or appetizers like Grilled Toast, Alfredo Pasta or Cheese and Garlic Chicken.
Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano: Originated from Northern Italy. The minimum period of ageing is 12 to 36 months and comes out to be hard and granular in texture. Parmesan is prepared from cow milk and has a strong and rich flavour that can be added to many dishes like Pasta, Macroni, Soups and even salads of choice.
Gouda: Gouda pronounced as “How – da” is named after the city Gouda in the Netherlands. The cheese is rich, flavourful and semi-hard which is made from cow’s milk. Gouda has many varieties and that’s all depends on the time of ageing.
Blue Cheese: Blue Cheese is made up of mould Penicillium, that gives spots of mould throughout the cheese. The colour of veins and spots varies from blue to green. Ageing of blue cheese is done in a temperature-controlled environment. It has known for its pungent creamy texture.
Buy and try all these gooey not so old but mature cheeses from www.frugivore.in, and many more varieties.
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