1. Cheese was created over 4,000 years ago-by accident

Amazingly, one of our favourite foods might never have been discovered if it weren’t for a mistake. Legend has it the first cheese was created accidentally, by storing milk in a container lined with an animal’s stomach. An enzyme from the stomach caused the milk to separate into liquid (whey) and solids (curd). The curd? That’s cheese. (Want to learn to make cheese at home? Start with foolproof ricotta.)

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There are over 750 cheeses produced in Britain today, from classic cheddars to more unusual modern varieties, but just sixty years ago, Britain’s cheese industry was in a pretty poor state.


10 Popular cheeses in the UK

  1. Stichelton.
  2. Keen’s cheddar.
  3. Stinking Bishop.
  4. Colston Bassett stilton.
  5. Innes Log.
  6. Wensleydale blue.
  7. Blacksticks Blue.
  8. Connage Dunlop.
  9. Cornish yarg.
  10. Wigmore.