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Cheese Fun Facts

Do you know that many types of cheese are named after the capital of one of the European countries?

For instance, cheese Romano has been named after Rome, the capital of Italy. Read on the surprising cheese fun facts to learn more interesting stuff.

Cheese Fun Facts

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In 1841, during a war between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Edam cheese was used as cannonballs as the ship had run out of cannonballs. The cheese killed 2 soldiers.
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Cheddar is the name of a village in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England. It is where that Cheddar cheese is produced. The cheese has been named after this village.
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Abondance is a rare cheese from France that is firm and fruity. It comes from the Swiss Alps and has a light yellow interior with a creamy-brown crust.
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Italy has around 260 varieties of cheese. Parmigiano Reggiano is the most famous of all. It has a burnished, golden rind.
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An eye is a term used to refer to the holes in the cheese. The holes are due to the formation of carbon dioxide when the cheese matures.
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Cheddar cheese in Australis goes by the name 'Cheer'. In earlier times it was called 'Tasty' cheese. It is also called cloth-aged cheddar.
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Maytag cheese is produced from cows instead of the usual sheep’s milk. It has characteristic green veins that are produced when penicillin is added to it.
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Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk, Manchego has an age of minimum 60 days. It has a crisscross pattern with interiors being slightly yellow.
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Jack cheese has an acidic tang and is made in California. It is made from cow’s milk, and Jalapeno is added to it. It is also known as Monterey Jack.
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A type of cheese that has no holes in the blind cheese. The holes in other cheese are due to the formation of carbon dioxide when the cheese matures.

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