Interesting Fun Facts about Cheese
Cheese is a generic term for a diverse group of milk-based food products.
Cheese is produced throughout the world in wide-ranging flavors, textures, and forms. There are over 2000 varieties.
Cheddar cheese is dyed orange to give it an appealing color. White cheddar is closer to its natural color.
Cheese is one of the oldest foods in history, dating back 4000 years to the ancient Egyptians.
Cheese takes up about 1/10 the volume of the milk it was made from.
The terms “Big Wheel” and “Big Cheese” originally referred to those who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole wheel of cheese.
This Cheese Ball is incredibly easy to make and it only requires a few simple ingredients. It has a delicious creamy texture and is brimming with rich and cheesy flavors.
Great for a quick Easter or Graduation appetizer!
2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese
Softened but still slightly firm
1/3 cup sour cream
8 oz. shredded medium cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
Pepper, to taste1 cup pecans, chopped small
Add cream cheese, sour, garlic powder and onion powder and pepper to a medium mixing bowl. Mix with an electric hand mixer until smooth.Mix in cheese (with electric mixer). Cover bowl and chill 1 hour to help firm it up.Shape into a ball using a spatula then with greased hands.Place pecans in a medium bowl. Roll cheese ball through pecans to cover entirely.Serve with crackers, using a butter knife for spreading. Store in refrigerator.
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