Cheeses

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Interview With Fromager Andre Derrick: Certified Cheese Expert

Certified cheese expert and Niagara local Andre Derrick discusses becoming a fromager and the Canadian cheese industry.

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Exploring Cheese Fondue: History, Fun Facts, and 8 Recipes

Let's dig into the cheese fondue pot, discovering the history of this fun party dish and finding authentic and innovative recipes.

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How to Make Queso Blanco With Yogurt Culture: An Illustrated Guide

Queso blanco made with yogurt culture is particularly good for slicing for sandwiches, frying into delicious cheese snacks, or chopping into chunky omelettes, hashes, and soups. Learn how to make this semi-hard pressed cheese at home (photo guide included).

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What Is Mascarpone Cheese? History, Etymology, Recipe, and Uses

Ever wonder what mascarpone cheese is or how to use it in baking or cooking? Here is everything you need to know about this rich Italian cheese.

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All You Need to Know About the Magnificent Parmesan Cheese

The real deal, called Parmigiano-Reggiano, can legitimately be made only in the region stretching west and north of Bologna, Italy, but fakes swamp the market.

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How to Create a Perfect Cheese Board

Cheese is not just an appetizer or a garnish on your burger. Learn how to create a cheese course as a dessert, the end to a special meal.

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A Humorous & Brief Look at Cheese

In his 1990 book, The Food of China, E.N. Anderson writes that he once heard a Chinese person describe cheese as “the mucous discharge of some old cow’s guts, allowed to putrefy.” Tut, tut.

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Exploring Brie: A Cheese Rich in Flavor and History

Brie—a cheese as rich in history as it is in flavor. I’ll share with you facts, folklore, and luscious recipes for the cheese that was ‘fit for a king.’

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Exploring Blue Cheese: Myths, Truths, and Fabulous Recipes

The story of blue cheese is long, spanning centuries, and slow, following the natural rhythm of the seasons. Let me share the history (and recipes) with you.

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The Story of Stilton Cheese

Some bright spark came up with the counterintuitive idea that to make cheese more attractive and marketable it should be mouldy.

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How to Make Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Learn how to make homemade mozzarella cheese in just an hour. Known as "30 minute mozzarella", this is one of the easiest cheeses to make and rewards your efforts with almost instant gratification.

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Exploring Parmesan: The World's Favorite Cheese

The story of Parmesan (Parmigiano-Reggiano) is long, spanning centuries, and slow, following the natural rhythm of the seasons. Let me share the history (and recipes) with you.

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Best Cheese Fondue Recipe With Gruyere and Jarlsberg

Cheese fondue is one of my secret indulgences and one of my family's New Year's Eve traditions, but it is a delicious treat for any time. Here's a favorite made with delicious Swiss cheeses.

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Easy, 10-Minute Fried Halloumi Recipe

Find out how to fry halloumi cheese in just 10 minutes for use in salads or as a delicious Mediterranean side dish. This article also shows other ways to cook this delicious cheese.

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History of Cream Cheese and the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Story

Cream cheese originated in France in 1035, but the deliciously wonderful flavors and textures we have today are due mainly to the creators, past and present, of the Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand.

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Easy, 10-Minute Greek Saganaki Recipe

Make a restaurant-quality fried cheese entrée in about 10 minutes with this saganaki recipe. Find out which cheese to choose and the different frying methods used for cooking saganaki.

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Can You Freeze Cheese? (A Taste-Test Experiment)

You have some extra cheese in the fridge with no immediate plans to use it. Can you freeze it? This mom tried it, and this is what she found.

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Top 12 Portuguese Cheeses You Need to Try

Want to learn about cheese options in Portugal? Check out this guide to the twelve best Portuguese cheeses.

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Deep-Fried Camembert Recipe

Deep-fried camembert is a popular starter, but it is often served with a disappointingly bland salad. This recipe is for quick and easy deep-fried camembert and a delicious accompanying salad.

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5 Mild, Crumbly Substitutes for Feta Cheese

For those who don't like the strong, salty taste of feta cheese, here are some terrific alternatives to use in recipes. These cheeses cook and crumble like feta, but have a milder taste.

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From Mild to Strong: How to Select the Best Blue Cheese

Curious about the different types of blue cheese? From mild blue cheese to the very strongest, learn all about this fabulous treat. I've also included useful tips on spotting quality and keeping it fresh.

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How to Make Feta Goat Cheese With Yogurt: An Illustrated Guide

Making feta goat cheese is not complicated. It requires mostly common kitchen utensils, about 4 hours of time spread over a week, and space in your refrigerator. The results are first-rate.

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How to Make American Mozzarella Goat Cheese: An Illustrated Guide

A how-to with photos and discussion, teaching you to make your own American Mozzarella Cheese.

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The 3 Best Fondue Recipes (Both Savory and Sweet)

From cheese to meat to chocolate, fondue has something for everyone. In this article, I'll discuss the background of traditional cheese fondue and give my top three recipes for this delicious dish.