Market Feature – This Cheese Lover’s Quiz Will Make You Melt
January 20 is National Cheese Lover’s Day, and we developed a quick little cheese lover’s quiz to see how much you know about your cheese crush…
Put Your Heart To the Test With This Cheese Lover’s Quiz
Which US state produces the most cheese?
(A) Vermont (B) Wisconsin (C) California (D) Oregon
The Sardinian cheese Casu Marzu, Italian for “rotten cheese,” is notable for containing what?
(A) Seaweed (B) Live maggots (C) Hard-boiled egg (D) Fermented vegetables
Which of these well-known cheese types is not generally made from sheep’s milk?
(A) Feta (B) Pecorino (C) Romano (D) Manchego (E) Havarti
Bandel, Paneer and Chhena are cheeses produced in what country?
(A) Belgium (B) Turkey (C) India (D) Egypt
Which country makes the most cheese, producing on average 60,000 metric tons?
(A) France (B) UK (C) Italy (D) US
Which country consumes the most cheese per capita?
(A) France (B) UK (C) Italy (D) US (E) Greece
The Midnight Moon cheese carried at City Vineyard is a unique Gouda because:
(A) It is made from goat’s milk (B) It is the shortest aged Gouda available
(C) It is washed frequently in moonshine
True or false, cheese should be served at room temperature.
Which of these cheese varieties is not originally from France?
(A) Brie (B) Camembert (C) Gruyere (D) Munster
What some are calling the “world’s oldest cheese” was recently unearthed in which country?
(A) Egypt (B) India (C) Mexico (D) China
True or false, goat’s milk can make yellow cheese.
The Cinderella cheese carried at City Vineyard has blue/black streaking because:
(A) It is a blue cheese (B) Black pepper is added to the curds
(C) The rind is rubbed with black sea salt
When making triple cream cheeses, cream is added to the milk before the curds form, this brings the butterfat in the solid product to at least:
(A) 30% (B) 45% (C) 60% (D) 75%
How do you think you did?
Whether you aced or flunked your cheese lover’s quiz, we don’t doubt your love for cheese. (Answers can be found below.) And, remember that City Vineyard is always your best destination to get set up on the perfect cheese date.
1. B (approximately 2.8 billion pounds)
2. B (female cheese flies lay eggs in the cheese; the larvae/maggot’s digestive systems break down the cheese’s fats, making its texture very soft)
8. True (remove from refrigeration 30-60 minutes prior to serving, depending on cheese type)
9. C (this cheese is originally from Switzerland)
10. D (kefir-type cheese dating back to 1615 B.C. was found hanging around the necks of mummies in northwestern China)
11. False (only cow’s milk can make yellow cheese; goat’s, sheep’s and buffalo’s milk cannot)
Quiz adapted from csmonitor.com