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Cheese Curds – The Squeaky Cheese

Cheese CurdsHave you ever found a recipe that mentions cheese curds, but you don’t have any idea what cheese curds are?

We’ll help you to find out what cheese curds are and how to make your home-made cheese curds, and also offer you a bonus recipe.

What are Cheese Curds

Cheese curds are also known as “squeaky cheese“.

Cheese curds are a part of the cheese-making process. Another name for them is “squeaky cheese” because fresh cheese curds squeak with your teeth when you bite them.

The flavor of cheese curds is mild, and they have a springy or slightly rubbery texture.

Cheese curds can be enjoyed fried or put on top of poutine.

Poutine is a dish that originated in Quebec, Canada, that is made up of french fries with brown gravy and topped with cheese curds. [Read more…]

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Easy Recipe: Homemade Ricotta

 

Homemade Ricotta CheeseThe name Ricotta comes from the Latin word “recocta” meaning “recooked”, is an Italian whey cheese made from goat, sheep, cow, or water buffalo milk left over from the production of cheese. It is creamy white in appearance. The taste is semi-sweet.

History of Ricotta

In eHow, Shelley Moore says: “Ricotta is generally believed to have originated with Jewish people in Rome or Sicily. Historians speculate that this type of cheese first appears in documents by the Greek author Athenaeus, who wrote a great deal about food in the second and third centuries B.C.E,

In History of Food Processing, it stated that “Originally, ricotta cheese was produced from whey derived from mozzarella or provolone cheese production, Ricotta now prepared from whole milk or without addition of whey.”

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Australian Cheese: Keeping up with the Best

Cheese of Australia

Australia is said to be the “Land of Milk and Milk”, so they know their cheese.

It is, after all, Australia’s major export product for the Australian dairy industry.

The cheese industry has a production of of 213,000 tonnes for the domestic consumption valued at an estimated A$1.6 billion, and an export sales of 163,000 tonnes amounting to about A$731 million in 2010 – 2011. That’s definitely a whole lot of cheese!

Not only is Australia a top producer of cheese despite being a late bloomer compared to Europe, but it’s quality is also internationally acclaimed.  [Read more…]

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