If you are a great lover of cheese and traveling, it’s a pretty darn smart idea to prepare your palate for your destination’s most notable varieties. Get ready to grub. The following are the best types of cheeses from around the world:
This type of cheese is found in South Wales in the city known as Caerphilly. It is the oldest type of cheese in Wales, formed traditionally with raw milk. The cheese is white with a crumby, salty taste that is reminiscent of buttermilk. Famous for feeding coal miners and becoming popular during WWII, this cheese is a cherished part of British food culture.
Queso Fresco is a fresh Mexican cheese which is produced from cow’s milk or from the combination of goat and cow’s milk. Its soft, crumbly texture is slightly milky and often adorns the tops of Mexican food favorites such as tacos, enchiladas, meats and more.
The name of this cheese originated from the name of the English city it originated from, Cheddar. It is known for its firmness, sharp flavor and popularity in the United Kingdom and the United States. While different cheesemakers can produce varying products, the most notable characteristics are a light orange color, mild taste and easy meltability. Yes, that’s the word for how well a cheese melts. Mhmm.
Created in the Netherlands more than 800 years ago, this Dutch cheese is named after the city to which it was born. Its smooth texture and full-flavor make it one of the most popular cheeses in the world, as it can be used from everything from rich soups to sweet and savory desserts. It’s so GOOD-AH!
This a prominent cheese in France and it is commonly paired with bread. Roquefort is made from sheep’s milk with the procedure instigated by a small town called Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon in the Aveyron area of France. The cheese is normally white with spots from a blue mold and features a creamy, salty and soft profile.
Queijo da Serra da Estrela
This cheese is made in Portugal’s Serra da Estrela, a mountainous area that features the highest peaks in the country. Queijo da Serra da Estrela is created with the same methodology from the sixteenth century that features milk from specially bred sheep. The cheese is usually pale, soft and creamy, often enjoyed with a quality slice of bread and glass of wine.
As the most popular cheese in Greece, Feta production is subject to strict regulations in terms of manufacturing and ingredients. Made with goat and sheep milk, this soft, crumbly deliciousness is white and has a strong flavor. Many Greek dishes such as salads, dips, soups and spanakopita prominently feature this. You’ll never get ‘fet-up’ with this a slice of feta.
Wherever your travels take you, you’ll surely get a chance to try out some of the world’s most interesting cheeses. Bon voyage!
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