Four cheeses you need to try
Scientists have confirmed that the single best way to lessen your impact on the environment is to switch to a plant-based, non-dairy diet. This has come from research which worryingly suggests that the effects of climate change are just 11 years away from being irreversible. This is bad news for cheese lovers out there, of which there are many! There is actually a scientific reason for why so many people frequently enjoy cheese. A recent study showed that cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs. This means that is has addictive qualities and is why pizza almost always sounds like a good idea. This article will list six cheese you have to try before time runs out for dairy products.
Imagine a softer, creamier and more tasty version of mozzarella and you’re on your way to understanding burrata. It was developed in Puglia, Italy. In keeping with the ‘eat cheese while you can’ angle of this article, burrata is one of the most perishable cheeses you can import. In Italy, it’s eaten the morning of its production. It can live for up to two weeks if stored properly but the process of importing is tricky, making it a rarer cheese than others.
Created in Cyprus, halloumi is perhaps the first cheese on this list you’ll recognise. Of all the countries the UK’s imports from, Cyprus’ biggest contribution is cheese. Halloumi is an unripened semi-hard cheese that is made from a mixture of goat, sheep and cow milk. One of the key advantages to halloumi is its relatively high melting point, meaning that it can be fried or grilled unlike other cheeses. It was first available to Turkey but in 2013 the highest demand came from the UK, surpassing all other European countries.
3. Pyrenees Sheep Cheese
Sheep cheese is a lesser-tried option for cheese lovers across the world. However, if you have never had the pleasure of French Pyrenees cheese, you’re in for a treat. It is firm and smooth and toes the line between chewy and sweet. Aged cheese is well known for being an acquired taste, but once you’ve got the hunger for it, you’ll be glad you did. The subtle taste of this cheese is a good option for less experienced cheese enthusiasts.
4. Brie De Meaux
A final inclusion on this list is a regionally protected cheese which is hard to find and even illegal to bring to countries such as the US. The taste has a rich history and is suitably unique, strong and far more intense than most types of brie cheese. It smells like steaming, slated fresh broccoli and has a more savoury taste than the previous cheeses in this list, reminiscent of broccoli/cheese soup. There are hints of garlic and rich condensed flavours that stay in your mouth after each bite.