From ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwiches to fancy shmancy cheese and crackers, there are so many ways to love cheese. Worried about your waistline? We’ll tell you how you can incorporate all types of cheeses in a healthy and enjoyable way.
Cheese is tasty. There are so many varieties that there is a cheese to suit every taste.Cheese from cow’s milk, from sheep and goats, and some more obscure cheeses from other animals. Cheese is an excellent way of preserving and storing milk for long periods of time, as milk goes bad so quickly. This allowed ancient cultures to store a high energy, high protein food for lean times. It can be eaten on its own, or made into main courses, appetisers, even desserts. Over the years, certain cultures integrated cheeses of all sorts into local cuisine and their children grew up eating it. Therefor, they develop a taste for it and still enjoy it as adults.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY
It’s in the science
Did you know that some of the components of milk help calves stay both calm and healthy? Follow-up fact: Did you know that these components get super-concentrated in cheese? (We know you didn’t. You can thank us later.) That means that, when humans eat cheese, these same feel-good chemicals are let loose. They can create an almost euphoric feeling! That must explain why we feel so fantastic when we eat cheese. It’s not because we’re stuffing our face … not at all.
Everything tastes better with cheese
It’s not just hard, melty cheeses that do all the work. A fluffy ricotta can make broccoli brilliant and a crumbly-fresh feta can make almost any salad sing. There is a huge variety to cheese, across cultures—making it a perfect accompaniment to any dish! So, the next time you go to the store, make sure to expand beyond the simple mozzarellas and cheddars. If you like strong tastes, pick up a blue cheese or a brie. And if you like to stay mild, branch out with a fontina or a ricotta