We have hosted two high school groups over the past few weeks, teenagers interested in learning more about cheese. This is encouraging to witness; they appear to be especially curious about this beloved food: why do they enjoy it, what makes it taste so good, and is it as bad as some people make it out to be?
We began those sessions with a little bit about the basics: cheese history, how different cheese types are made (while they tasted several different cheeses), what differentiates them one from another (both aesthetically and technically), and how to describe them. The questions they asked included: how does one store it, what fruits work best with cheese, what to do about mold on cheese, etc. Instead of writing off this fermented food, they want to know more about what may be reviving it.
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