Bite onto a cube of Havarti cheese and you will be surprised at the distinctive flavor that packs a subtle punch. You can find this variety of cheese as plain blocks and flavored with cumin, caraway, dill and other spices.
Cheese curds are separated from natural whey and pressed into molds to make cheese. Different types of cheeses are produced by treating curds in different ways. These curds can also be eaten straight. In the American Midwest, cheese curds are very popular, especially curds obtained during the process of making cheddar cheese.
Canadian cheddar is matured for at least 4 years and come with a pungent, earthy and sharp flavor. This type of cheese comes with a firm texture. Those who enjoy crumbly cheese choose the farmhouse traditional cheddar.
If you wish to purchase this mild tasting cheese with holes in Europe, you must ask for Emmental cheese. Swiss just refers to the origin and is not its name.
Smoked Gouda is special among all cheese produced in Holland smoked over smoldering hickory chip embers in brick ovens. For many, the best part of the cheese is the smoky, brown rind.
Wine Pairings with Cheese can be particularly challenging. So here is an alphabetical listing of 29 of the most popular cheeses in the United States and suggestions for wines that pair well with them. This list should easily print to two pages so it can be used as a handy guide. Hopefully it will help you impress you friends at your next gathering.
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