Did You Know About These 5 Fun Facts About Cheese?
- Tavishi Dogra
Updated : March 11, 2022 04:03 IST
You must have eaten cheese many times, but today we are telling you about some hilarious facts related to it.
Are you cooking something for your kids? If yes, you must not forget to add the delicious and mouthwatering cheese. Of course, we often use cheese while making burgers, pizzas and parathas. But are you aware of every aspect of it? It may sound strange to you, but consuming cheese 30 minutes before going to bed gives you a good sleep. In fact, according to a 2005 study, cheese contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which helps reduce stress and induce sleep. So, when someone asks you about cheese, tell them it's not just a dairy product.
Let's learn about some surprising fun facts related to cheese
Cheese Came Before The Advent Of Written Language
Today, everyone from children to elders eats cheese with great enthusiasm. But do you know that it came into existence even before the advent of written language? For example, ancient cheese strainers in Poland date back at least 7,500 years. In addition, murals found in Egyptian tombs dating back to about 4,000 years ago depict the art of cheese and cheese making.
Mac and Cheese Is America's Most Popular Cheese Dish
According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the most popular cheese recipe in the US is macaroni and cheese. According to Guinness World Records, the giant macaroni and cheese weighed 2469 pounds and was made by the Cabot Creamery Cooperative in Fulton Square, New Orleans.
There Are 2,000 Varieties Of Cheese
If someone asks you about the variety of cheese, you probably know only about three or four types of it. But do you know that there are about 2,000 varieties of cheese all over the world? So, what's the delay? Just soothe your taste buds by consuming different types of cheese.
World’s Heaviest Cheese
The largest and heaviest cheese ever built weighed 57,518 pounds and was 32 feet long. It was cheddar and came from a Canadian cheesemaker who used 5,40,000 pounds of milk to make it. So now you, too, will definitely want to taste it once.
Cheese Came As Queen Victoria’s Wedding Gift
You may also be stunned to know that Queen Victoria (1819-1901) received a 'cheese gift' in marriage. It was a giant wheel of cheddar cheese that weighed over 1,000 pounds.