by Buck Reed
Cheese and bacon are arguably the top two ingredients used to enhance a dish, and, not wanting to take anything away from bacon, I would say cheese has the upper hand. There are basically three types of cheeses: soft, hard, and bleu cheeses. Shown in the chart (below) are the different steps needed to make cheese. For each kind of cheese, these steps are treated differently, and for some cheeses, whole steps are eliminated.
With as many different types of cheese made today, as well as their availability, it is easy to see why it is so popular all over the world. Seeking out different dishes with cheese is an easy way to try varieties that are new to you.