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 sharpness of old or extra old cheddars pair quite nicely with the slightly bitter taste of coffee.
For optimal taste, remove cheese from the refrigerator up to an hour prior to serving to allow it to warm up to room temperature.
Parmesan Romano has many pairing partners. Try piling it atop pasta or Caesar salads.