Cheese Tips and Tidbits

Did You Know?

The word “artisan” or “Artisanal” implies that a cheese is produced primarily by hand, in small batches, with particular attention paid to the tradition of the cheesemaker’s art, and thus using as little mechanization as possible in the production of the cheese. Artisan, or artisanal, cheeses may be made from all types of milk and may include various flavorings. … The American Cheese Society

Cows are from the bovine family, sheep are from the ovine family and goats are from the Caprine family. The term “capricious” is based on the unpredictable and mischievous behavior of goats.

One gallon of milk (about 8.6 pounds) yields just 1.3 pounds of cheese

In Finland, Saint Nicholas rides a straw goat named Ukko.

Ever wonder where the term “The Big Cheese” originates? In the days of yore it referred to folks who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole wheel of cheese.

The oldest cheese remnants in the world? 4,000 years old found by archeologists in an Egyptian tomb.

Goats were domesticated over 9,500 years ago – some say 10,000 in Western Persia.

Chevre is French for goat and the Latin word capra.

In France there is a different cheese for every day of the year.

The word “cheese” comes from the Latin caseus.

How much do Americans love cheese? They eat over half a pound per person each week.

There are only two substances on the earth with the exclusive purpose of being food: milk and honey.

If you were born in the year of the goat, you are considered to be shy, introverted, creative and a perfectionist.

Goat Family 101: Female goats are called “does” males, “bucks” and young goats are known as, “kids”.

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