The secret ingredient that brings life to a dish more is often than not, CHEESE! By some estimates, there are more than 1,800 different types of cheese in the world. Here are some of the favourite varieties:
Blue Cheese – This cheese is made with Penicillium cultures, which creates blue spots / veins. It has a distinct smell and an acquired taste.
Feta Cheese – This salty sour cheese is made by blending sheep and goat milk. It is the top choice for salads and soups as it is creamy, with a good nutrient profile.
Gouda Cheese – This variety has a dash of sweetness and enhances with the passage of time. It is used in preparing casseroles, grills, salads and sandwiches.
Cottage Cheese – This Indian cheese variety is soft, sweet and fluffy. Most dishes demanding a creamy taste like paneer butter masala, butter chicken or salads have cottage cheese.
Cheddar Cheese – It is one of the most nutritious cheeses, abound in protein and calories. Cheddar cheese is often put in burgers and sandwiches.
Mozzarella Cheese – One of the most loved cheese varieties, Mozzarella is used in pizzas, pastas, lasagnas, sandwiches. This melt in the mouth cheese is made from Buffalo milk.
Parmesan Cheese – Cheese connoisseurs believe parmesan is one of the top cheeses. As it is granular and has a bitter taste, it is added in small quantities to pastas, soups, risottos.
Do try these varieties of cheese but be a mindful eater, cheese can be quite addictive!