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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!