Well, I didn't do so well myself.... surely there are some cheese lovers out there....
Quiz: Which Milk Makes Which Cheese?
Cows are incredibly productive. They may look like they're just taking up space standing in that field, but they produce more than 13,400 pounds of milk each in the 305 days that they are milked each year. They put to shame the lowly goat, which produces 1,420 pounds in only 240 milking days each year. And don't even mention the shameful sheep — only 440 pounds of milk in 180 days. (They take more than half the year off, for heaven's sake!)
Is it any wonder that the great majority of the world's cheeses come from cow's milk?
We have no idea how much milk water buffalo produce, but their milk has been turned into mozzarella since the 2nd Century. And it still is, both in Italy and modestly in the United States, although most mozzarella nowadays is made from cow's milk. There are also water buffalo-milk versions of ricotta and mascarpone. But they're hard to find.
Of course, many well-known cheeses are made with cow's milk or goat's milk, or cow's milk or sheep's milk — some cheeses are made from a combination of cow's, goat's, and sheep's milk. In this quiz, identify the type of milk traditionally used to make the following cheeses:
Munster (Géromé) Cheddar
French Raclette Bleu
Pecorino Romano Italian Ricotta
Roquefort Ricotta Salata
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