Cheese Facts

Cheese is nutritious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks. The word cheese comes from Latin caseus,  from which the modern word casein is also derived. The earliest source is from the proto-Indo-European root *kwat-, which means “to ferment, become sour”. Cheese is a delicious and nutritious food that is very versatile. You can add it to other dishes or eat it by itself. It’s convenient and portable. Throughout history, cheese has been an important part of the human diet, both as a dietary staple and a gourmet food. In addition to being delicious, it is highly nutritious and very rich in several vitamins and minerals. There are over 500 different varieties of cheese produced around the world, including Blue, Cheddar, Cottage, Colby, Swiss, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheese. The type of cheese produced depends on the milk used and its making process. The milk used may be full fat, low-fat, or fat free milk, or combination of these milks. Cheese is one of the most versatile foods that can be prepared in a variety of ways. It can be baked, melted, cubed, grated, crumbled, and sliced, so is excellent for using in a wide variety of cooked dishes.

Name Cheese
Name in Other Languages Afrikaans: Kaas
Albanian: Djathë
Armenian: Panir (պանիր)
Arabic: Jubban (جبن)
Azerbaijani: Pendir
Basque: Gazta
Belarusian: Cыр
Bengali: Panira (পনির)
Bosnian:  Sir
Bulgarian: Cирене
Catalan: Formatge
Cebuano: Keso
Chichewa: Tchizi
Chinese Simplified: Qǐ sī (起司)
Chinese Traditional: Nǎilào (奶酪)
Croatian: Sir
Czech: Sýr
Danish: Ost
Dutch: Kaas
Elvish: Tyur
Estonian: Juust
Esperanto: Fromaĝo
Finnish: Juusto
Filipino: Keso
French: Fromage
Galician: Queixo
German: Käse
Georgian: Qveli (ყველი)
Gujarati: Cījha (ચીઝ)
Greek: Tυρί
Hausa: Cuku
Haitian Creole: Fwomaj
Hebrew               : Cheese (גבינה)
Hungarian: Sajt
Hindi: Paneer (पनीर)
Hmong: Cheese
Igbo: Cheese
Icelandic: Ostur
Indonesian: Keju
Irish: Cáis
Italian: Formaggio
Japanese: Chīzu (チーズ)
Javanese: Keju
Kannada: Cīs (ಚೀಸ್)
Kazakh: Irimşik (Iрімшік)
Khmer: Chhi s (ឈីស)
Klingon: NIm wIb ngogh
Korean: Chijeu (치즈)
Latvian: Siers
Lao: Noeny aekhng (ເນີຍແຂງ)
Latin: Caseum
Lithuanian: Sūris
Macedonian: Cirenje (Cирење)
Maltese: Gobon
Malayalam: Cīs (ചീസ്)
Marathi : Cheej (चीज)
Mongolian: Byaslag (бяслаг)
Myanmar (Burmese): Deinhkell (ဒိန်ခဲ)
Malagasy: Fromazy
Malay: Keju
Maori: Tīhi
Nepali: Paneer (पनीर)
Norwegian: Ost
Polish: Ser
Persian: Cheese (پنیر)
Portuguese: Queijo
Romanian: Brânză
Russian: Cır (Cыр)
Serbian: Cir (Cир)
Sesotho: Chisi
Somali: Cheese
Swahili: Jibini
Sinhala: cīs (චීස්)
Slovak: Syr
Slovenian: Sir
Spanish: Queso
Swedish: Ost
Tajik: Panir (панир)
Tamil: Cīs (சீஸ்)
Telugu: Junnu (జున్ను)
Thai: Chīs̄ (ชีส)
Turkish: Peynir
Ukrainian: Cir (Cир)
Urdu: Cheese (پنیر)
Uzbek: Pishloq
Vietnamese: Pho mát
Welsh: Caws
Yiddish: Cheese (קעז)
Yoruba: Warankasi
Zulu: Ushizi
Cheese Shape Shapes, textures and flavors depend on the origin of the milk
Cheese Color Yellow, white
Cheese Taste Delightful
  • Gouda
  • Brie
  • American cheese
  • Pecorino Romano
  • Cheddar
  • Manchego
  • Provolone
  • Camembert
  • Parmesan
  • Mozzarella
  • Gruyere
  • Gorgonzola
  • Roquefort

And Lots more…..

Major Nutrition Selenium, Se 34 mg (1478.26%)
Phosphorus, P 1595 mg (227.86%)
Sodium, Na 3013 mg (200.87%)
Calcium, Ca 1259 mg (125.90%)
Total Fat (lipid) 31.36 g (89.60%)
Protein 37.41 g (74.82%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.963 mg (74.08%)
Zinc, Zn 5.8 mg (52.73%)
Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamine) 0.9 µg (37.50%)
Vitamin A, RAE 255 µg (36.43%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.269 mg (20.69%)
Carbohydrate 25.98 g (19.98%)
Magnesium, Mg 65 mg (15.48%)
Potassium, K 542 mg (11.53%)
Health Benefits
  • Dental Care
  • Bone Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypertension
  • Weight Gain
  • Heart Health
  • Stronger muscles
  • Lower stress
  • Boost your immune system
Calories in 1cup (224 gm) 535 Kcal


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