Cheese and daily life

A SLICE OF GOODNESS

Eating cheese has been a natural part of every day life since the Roman times. And it's only become more popular. We take a look at the future trends of how we'll be eating food and cheese tomorrow as well as glance back to the origins as one of the cornerstones of a rounded diet.

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Sweet tasting fruit and mild cheese

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ESSENTIAL CHEESE: THROUGH THE AGES

That's the future, here are some of the past highlights of cheese and it's role as a cornerstone of our diet in history.

“milk’s leap toward immortality.”

CULTURED CHEESE

Cheese has been a key part of culture throughout the 20th century from the oozing Camembert that inspired the melting clocks in Salador Dali’s ‘The Persistence of Memory’ to fascinating Roy Lichtenstein so much he adopted Swiss cheese as a recurring motif.

Danish

HAVARTI

What is Danish yellow you might ask? It’s Havarti of course! Created in 1852 after the Havarthigaard in Øverød by Hanne Nielsen, this is one of Denmark’s most notably mild yet flavorful cheeses. A long way from gamelost!

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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

THE SANDWICH

Be it the big match, or a card game no one likes leaving in the middle of it get a bite to eat. Seems this hasn’t changed since the 18th Century when aristocrat John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich ordered his valet to bring him meat ‘tucked between two pieces of bread’ during a game of wits, which afterwards was called, The Sandwich.

Dutch

GOUDA

Believe it or not, deliciously nutty Gouda’s been around for over a 1000 years! Named after the Dutch city where it was sold in the 12th century, it is without a doubt one of the most famous things to come from the Netherlands.

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English

CHEDDAR

Who knew that everyone’s go-to cheese was so mature? Originating from the village of Cheddar in Somerset, the cheese was matured in the ‘Cheddar Gorge’ caves which were the perfect temperature to make it wonderful.

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Swiss

EMMENTAL

Hole’y Moley! Thank the Swiss for this wonderful cheese. Arriving on the scene in 1293, this is Switzerland’s most beloved yellow cheese. Definitely something to yodel
about.

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Vikings

GAMMEL-OST

Whenever you wrap up a cheese sandwich for a long trip, remember the Vikings the same thing several hundred years ago too. Before taking to their ships to voyage on raids across Europe, they stored lots of Gamelost (old cheese) to keep their energy up. A little bit like your Cheddar and lettuce sandwich, but with added pillaging.

Civilised

ROMANS

The Romans were mad for cheese, a bit like the rest of the world now. Not were they interested in buying the best cheeses from across the world, many also had a special kitchen set aside for cheese making. It was called a caseale, where cheeses also were stored and aged. A little bit like your fridge!

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