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.
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!Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!