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how to make cheese

There is an elaborative process involved in making cheese. Nowadays, cheese is often made in large factories whereby it can be produced in bulk. However, there are still some small artisanal producers who will make the cheese by hand. What is the Difference Between (Un) Pasteurised? Cheese comes in two forms, pasteurised or unpasteurised. Unpasteurised cheese is made when the milk has not been heated, and therefore treated against the harmful bacterias that it may contain. Although there are some associated health risks with unpasteurised milk and cheese, it is often the traditional way to make a lot of cheeses, for example, Brie and Camembert. Due to the associated health risks, it is advised to pregnant women to not consume unpasteurised cheese.  The majority of cheese these days is pasteurised. If you are unsure, always check the packaging or ask your local cheesemonger.  How to Make Cheese: In most cases,…

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what is cheese

Cheese comes in a variety of different forms, textures and flavours. Having said that, it is incredibly popular, with cheeseboards and grazing platters often the feature at many dinner parties. Cheese is also great in many different dishes, making it a great allrounder. However, there are many different styles and types of cheese. In this article, we look at what is cheese, as well as the key characteristics that distinguish different cheeses.  What is Cheese? Cheese is a dairy product and therefore made from milk. Primarily, the types of kinds of milk used are cow, buffalo, goat and ewe. Dairy contains lactose, which is the milk sugars found in dairy products. If you are ‘lactose intolerant’ this means your small intestine cannot produce enough enzymes to digest the lactose. Similar to other allergies, this can range from mild to severe.  Cheese is made up of different fats and proteins found…

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