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The bacteria which causes foot odour, is also used to produce this type of cheese:
Limburger. The cheese is especially known for its strong smell caused by the bacterium Brevibacterium linens. Brevibacterium linens is ubiquitously present on the human skin, where it causes foot odor. The same bacterium is also employed to ferment several cheeses such as Munster, Limburger, Port-du-Salut, Raclette, Livarot, Pont l'Eveque and Năsal.
From which milk is feta cheese produced?
Sheep's milk. Since 2002, feta has been a protected designation of origin product in the European Union. According to the relevant EU legislation, only those cheeses produced in a traditional way in particular areas of Greece, which are made from sheep's milk, or from a mixture of sheep's and up to 30% of goat's milk from the same area, can be called feta.
The cheese called "Stinking Bishop" comes from ...
England. Stinking Bishop is an award-winning, washed-rind cheese produced since 1994 by Charles Martell and Son at Hunts Court Farm in England. The distinctive odour comes from the process with which the cheese is washed during its ripening; it is immersed in perry made from the local Stinking Bishop pear (from which the cheese gets its name) every four weeks while it matures.
Where is the Roquefort cheese aged?
In caves. Roquefort is a sheep milk blue cheese from the south of France. The mold that gives Roquefort its distinctive character (Penicillium roqueforti) is found in the soil of the local caves, hence it is aged and ripened there.
What milk is mozzarella cheese traditionally made from?
Buffalo. Mozzarella is traditionally made from Italian buffalo's milk, although there are several variants made from other types of milk. It is used for most types of pizza and several pasta dishes, or served with sliced tomatoes and basil in Caprese salad.
Where does Parmesan cheese come from?
Italy. Parmesan cheese is the name of an Italian extra-hard cheese made of cow's milk. The original Parmesan cheese is more precisely called Parmigiano-Reggiano. It is produced only in Italy, in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Mantua and Bologna. Parmesan is a part of the Italian national cuisine and it can be consumed both grated and in slivers. It is hard, sharp and dry.
Where does the Cheddar cheese come from?
From England. Cheddar cheese is made of cow's milk and it's the most popular type of cheese in the UK. It originates from the village of Cheddar in Somerset, south west England and has been produced since at least the 12th century.
Where is Emmentaler from?
Switzerland. Emmentaler originated in the area around Emmental, a region by the Emme river in Switzerland, forming part of the canton of Bern. The cheese has characteristic large holes. Historically, the holes were a sign of imperfection (the cheese was 'lacking substance' inside), and until modern times, cheese makers would try to avoid them