Is there anything called the best cheese in the world? The word “best cheese” is a very personalized thing and depends from person to person. For me every cheese is special and I absolutely love it!
Cheese is itself one of the best foods in the world. Moreover, people of any age, cannot resist eating it. It plays a key role in preparing Italian or Mexican cuisine. Though it makes any dish yummier; you can enjoy as its own. There are different types of cheese available in the market. They vary in taste due to their respective process of making and maturity time.
Every cheese has very dissimilar taste and your tongue relish the diverse flavors. The varieties are the perfect balance of pungency, sweetness, sour, umami and salty.
I am glad to share the list of the 5 best kinds of cheese in the world.
1. Cheddar cheese
Texture: Soft and crumbly
Color: Pale yellow
This British cheese is the most famous variety all over the world. It is a bacteria-ripened hard cheese. Cheddar cheese is the best variety that gets incorporated into the dishes. Only you have to grate the firm cheddar cheese and mound over the dish. This is great as a topping over the pizza, pasta and au gratins.
The savory cheddar cheese powder is also available for quick use.
2. Gouda cheese
Origin: South Holland, Netherland
Texture: Semi-hard to hard
Color: Light to dark yellow
This is a semi-hard Dutch cheese variety. Gouda cheese tastes nutty and creamy. The flavor depends upon the time of aging. Younger ones are milder in taste while the older ones have a deeper flavor. It matures for 12 months or more for enhanced flavor.
Gouda is rich in calcium, protein, and minerals such that 1 ounce of it makes up for the daily need of calcium. It contains gut-friendly probiotic bacteria.
3. Mozzarella cheese
Texture: Soft, chewy
Looks: Creamy white
Mozzarella has an Italian origin. According to traditions, this semi-hard variety is made from buffalo milk. But now it is available in cow’s milk too. Mozzarella is low in calories and cholesterol yet is a filling one. It is very popular as pizza cheese. This is the best cheese for sandwiches, lasagna, and risottos.
4. Parmesan cheese
Origin: Parma-Reggio, Italy
Texture: Hard and crumbly
Colour: Pale yellow
Parmesan tastes like fruits and nuts. It is seen as a lactose-free source for vitamins, proteins, and carbohydrates. This has high calcium and low fats.
This is the best in India. There are so many parmesan cheese recipes to relish. It is hard grating cheese that is especially used to top pasta, pasta, Caesar salad, and soup. From Indian street foods to the restaurant, parmesan is very popular everywhere.
If you have difficulty in finding Parmesan for your cooking Grana Padano and pecorino are the best substitute for it.
5. Brie cheese
Texture: Soft, creamy
Color: Pale yellow, white
This is pale in color with a tinge of gray. Brie is a soft cheese made from the cow’s milk. The variety got its name from the French region Brie where it was originated. The soft and fluffy Brie is served with the traditional baguette bread on special occasions in France.
A cheese which gained the major attraction of the bakers is the cream cheese. Moreover, you can make your own cream cheese at home by following this recipe.
I hope after reading this article, you are salivating. This post brief help you find the right cheese for your recipe.