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CHEESED OFF? You won't be, if you take this Cheese Quiz!

Cheese has its origins in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Europe, but its popularity has spread worldwide in the last centuries and decades. Whether you like a smooth quark or a stinky Limburger, a mild Edam or a Sardinian casu modde, served crawling with maggots ? there is surely a cheese to suit every taste. How much do you know about this ubiquitous favourite? Take this quiz and find out!

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  • Question of

    Cheese is made from animals’…

    • Blood
    • Sweat
    • Tears
    • Milk
  • Question of

    A specialist seller of cheese is known as a…

    • Cheeseflogger
    • Cheesemonger
    • Cheddarwala
  • Question of

    The first factory for the industrial production of cheese opened in 1815. Where?

    • Switzerland
    • Netherlands
    • Denmark
  • Question of

    In 2015, the country with the highest per capita consumption of cheese recorded 26.8 Kg (59 lbs) per person per year. Which country was this?

    • China
    • USA
    • France
  • Question of

    The word ‘cheese’ is similar in many European languages: Spanish queso, Portuguese queijo, Dutch kaas, German KΓ€se. Remind me how you say it in French…

    • Chaise
    • Chasseur
    • Fondue
    • Fromage
  • Question of

    The first step in making cheese is to curdle the milk, usually with rennet. Where is this rennet traditionally got from?

    • Cave walls
    • Calves’ stomachs
    • Wild mushrooms
  • Question of

    Feta cheese is made from sheep’s milk. Where does it originate?

    • Greece
    • Belarus
    • Portugal
  • Question of

    What does the blue in cheeses such as Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Stilton come from?

    • Shellfish
    • Fungus
    • Food colouring
  • Question of

    In terms of cheese-making, a mould (or mold) means…

    • A fungus growing in or on the cheese
    • A form or shape into which the new cheese is placed
    • Both of the above
  • Question of

    What is the name of the white cheese common in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent?

    • White Cheddar
    • Paneer
    • Halloumi
  • Question of

    A tyrosemiophiliac is someone who…

    • has an intolerance for most cheeses
    • plays a chess variant, where the pieces are represented by different types of cheese
    • collects cheese labels

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    • Well done, Gina! M y preference is for stronger cheeses, like mature cheddar, Frisian nagelkaas (clove cheese!) and of course those glorious blue cheeses like Stilton, Gorgonzola and the king of all cheeses, Roquefort πŸ˜€

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