Thursday, April 15, 2010

Turophilia (Cheese)

Did you know.....:

~ Turophilia is a love of or obsession with cheese.
~ Cheese takes up about 1/10 the volume of the milk it was made from.

~ In 1936 the first American blue cheese plant was founded by Felix Frederickson in Faribault, Minnesota.

~ Consuming cheese immediately after meals or as a between-meal snack helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay. Certain cheeses - aged Cheddar, Swiss, blue, Monterey Jack, Brie, Gouda and processed American cheese - have been shown to help prevent tooth decay. Calcium, phosphorus and other components in cheese may contribute to this beneficial effect.

~ Richard Nixon liked ketchup on his cottage cheese.

~ More than one-third of all milk produced each year in the U.S. is used to make cheese.

~ The oldest evidence we have of cheese making dates from about 2300 B.C. from the residue in an Egyptian pot.

~ Parmesan cheese probably originated in Parma or in Tuscany in the 11th century. Boccaccio mentioned it in 1364.

~ Philadelphia brand cream cheese is one of the oldest American packaged foods; it went on sale in its protective wrapper in 1885.

~ The United States produces more than 30% of the world's cheese.