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Cheese Knowledge

From types of cheese to cheese terminology, explore these informative articles from Black Diamond and expand your cheese knowledge.
Cheese From A to Z (Illustration)

Cheese From A to Z

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.

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