While cheese is one of the most famous foods in the world, not many people know that it has numerous varieties. Cheese is known to have 8 different types. Each of these types also have different varieties. For this article, we are going to talk about the different types of ‘Fresh Cheese”.
Ricotta is a very popular type of fresh cheese. This is probably because of the fact that this type of fresh cheese is one of the easiest cheese to make. It is believed that to have originated in the Italian peninsula during the Bronze Age. However, some historians believed that this it has already been produced by ancient Romans. While the name ‘Ricotta’ did not pop out, the term rennet-coagulated cheese have been mentioned, which is related to ricotta.
This type of fresh cheese can be made from different types of milk including sheep, cow, goat or Italian water buffalo. The procedure for making this fresh cheese usually takes about several minutes or an hour. In addition, vinegar may be used as a substitute for rennet.
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Mozzarella is another popular type of fresh cheese. Its uses vary from pizza toppings to one of the main ingredients of cordon bleu. Most people recognize mozzarella for having a rubbery consistency, but traditional producers of this type of fresh cheese usually go for the softness rather than consistency.
While it was traditionally made from Italian water buffalo milk, other variants made from goat, sheep and cow’s milk have emerged over the years.
Feta cheese is traditionally from a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk. This type of fresh milk originated in Greece and is often described as having a creamy texture. It is described as tangy and can be spreadable. It is mostly used in pies, but can be a nice addition to potato dishes, pizza, salads and cooked vegetables. It can also be used in sandwiches.
Goat Cheese or Chèvre, as the name suggests, is made from goat’s milk. It is considered as one of the earliest made cheese or dairy products. It is made by allowing the raw goat milk to form curds. The curds are then drained and pressed. This type of fresh cheese usually softens when exposed to heat. It is an ideal substitute for cream cheese and goes great with toasts and bagels. It can also be used as dips.
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