So …. someone said that I was unable of writing a blog about absolutely anything, so not wanting to prove this statement right I undertook a challenge - for this individual to name something and for me to write 200 words on it! To my surprise, the word that came out of their mouth was ‘cheese’ (random I know). At first I thought it would be impossible to write something fun and interesting but once I got researching and writing, it turns out there’s actually quite a lot out there about this oh so creamy flavoursome food! I wrote …..
The word ‘cheese’ is derived from the latin word ‘caseus’ which translates as ‘to ferment, become sour’. Archaeologists have found evidence of cheese being made from the milk of sheep AND goats as far back as 8,000 BC! Blimey! There is no real evidence however as to where cheese originated from but the general consensus is that it was developed in the Middle East. There are now hundreds of varieties of cheeses being made in just about every corner of the globe. Milk has even been known to come from Horses, just as the Mongolian Nomads did. The most expensive cheese in the world is made from the milk of three moose in Sweden called Gullan, Haelga and Juna. They all live together on a small farm in Bjursholm and are said to be tame individuals (which is vary rare for moose!) Can you believe they take over two hours each to be milked and this can only be done during certain months of the year. The end product is sold for £320 per pound!!! Even weirder … there is a cheese created using human breast milk!!! Bleurgh!!! Le Petit Singly is a small farm in France, which makes the cheese from donated breast milk. Proprietors claim that it is extremely rich in vitamins and has a slight hazelnut taste to it! (Each to their own!!)
I hope you have enjoyed reading my response to the challenge and I’d love to hear if you think I’ve passed the test :-D Thanks