The First Commercial Cheese Factory

February 3rd Celebrates The First Commerical Cheese Factory

Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on February 3rd 1815, the world’s first commercial cheese factory was established in Switzerland.

“Who doesn’t love cheese?” And most importantly how far back was cheese invented?

The first evidence of cheese being produces was as early as the Egyptians.

One legend has it that a merchant crossing the Arabian Desert poured milk into a pouch made from a sheep’s stomach. The combination of the strong sun and the rennin from the stomach lining caused the milk to congeal, and as the merchant journeyed the milk separated into curds and whey. That evening, or how the story goes, the hungry merchant was the first human to eat cheese.

Cheese is produced from a variety of animals, most commonly cows, sheep and goats, but also water buffalo, yaks, horses and llamas. Beyond the source of the milk, the taste of cheese is altered by a variety of variables, including the treatment and temperature of the milk, along with added ingredients.

After the Swiss opened their first cheese factory, and well after World War II where Americans were tasting cheese from other European countries.

The cheese sensation went out like gangbusters to produce cheese, like the Europeans countries were doing, in selling it to the American Consumer.

Who invented American cheese?

Actually the origin of American cheese came from the British colonist; by 1790 American cheddar was being exported back to England, calling the imitation Yankee or American cheese.

Swiss cheese was named after a town in Switzerland where it had originated from in town called Emmental.

Did you know when they process Swiss cheese if doesn’t have it infamous famous holes yet it’s known as blind cheese?

Have you ever wonder how Swizz cheese is made?

Well today’s YouTube video below is wonderful demonstration how Swiss cheese is made in Switzerland shared by user name (Where’s Andrew?) As we celebrate how on February 3rd 1815, the world’s first commercial cheese factory was established in Switzerland.

Cheese is weird. It comes in a seemingly endless variety of shapes, textures, colors, smells and flavors, and everyone seems to have a different opinion of it.

Did you know you can be arrested for eating certain cheeses?

Okay that can sound like exaggeration but there are certain French cheese’s that comes from France that the FDA won’t allow in the United States.

Did you know cheese can help you sleep at night?

Contrary to an old wives tale, studies have shown that eating cheese before you go to bed can help you fall asleep. In recent studies the cheese that can help fall asleep at night is cheddar cheese.

Did you know cheese is been around since the first written words, as early as 7,500 years ago?

I’ve always white cheese, because orange cheese like cheddar is been dyed. It’s still delicious and safe to eat but the dye they use is called annatto, which is been around since the sixteenth century.

What is annatto?

Annatto is an orange-red condiment and food coloring derived from the seeds of the anchiote tree, which can be found in Brazil.

It’s often used to impart of a yellow or orange color to foods like cheese, but it also has flavored aroma that is described as slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg, giving a rich nutty flavoring.

Today’s supplier of cheese is found largely in the United States. However as we celebrate how on February 3rd 1815, the world’s first commercial cheese factory was established in Switzerland.

The only way to celebrate how cheese is important in your life is by having a bit of cheese, savory inside your mouth for awhile.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell


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