Flip through this Black Diamond cheese-tionary to learn tasty terms.
Aging: This is when cheese gets to rest in a controlled environment so microorganisms can develop. This part of the cheese making process can also be referred to as curing or ripening.
Curd: A portion of coagulated or curdled milk that’s solid and used to make cheese.
Mild: This describes light cheeses as well as young.
Processed Cheese: A blend of fresh and aged cheeses that have been shredded, mixed, and cooked with an emulsifier salt to ensure aging halts.
Sharp: A distinctive flavour found in developed aged cheeses.
Whey: The watery part of milk from when curds are formed.
Cheddar Cheese came to life in the humid caves of the village of Cheddar in Somerset England,...Learn More
Cheddar Cheese came to life in the humid caves of the village of Cheddar in Somerset England, in...Learn More
The aroma can be associated with winter holiday seasons, but apple cider is delicious any time of year when paired with mild cheddar cheese.
Which spirit should one lift when eating old cheddar cheese? Many will do, including bourbon, rum, port, brandy, whiskey, cognac, or scotch.
Pair deeper, malty beers with nutty, aged cheeses. Try pairing a sturdy stout with old cheddar cheese.