10 Fun Cheese Facts

True food lovers should know a few fun cheese facts. These delicious slices of information are sure to be a hit at fondue parties and trivia nights.

Fun Cheese Facts:

  1. Cheese production is an ancient art dating to 6000 B.C.E. Pieces of pottery with holes found in Switzerland are believed to be early cheese strainers.
  2. Washington D.C. isn’t the only capital in the U.S. Wisconsin makes 26% of American cheeses, making it the cheese capital of the U.S.
  3. The name cheese comes from the Latin “caseus” meaning “to ferment and sour.”
  4. Even the biggest cheese lover couldn’t finish the world’s largest cheese. In 1988 Simon’s Specialty Cheese toured a 40,060-pound cheese on a cheese mobile. Where else could this come from but Wisconsin?
  5. Cheese lovers might want to consider vacationing in Europe. European cheese makers fill caves with cheese to age them perfectly. Time to go spelunking!flavored bags of Topsys treats
  6. The ancient Greeks believed that Aristaios, God of shepherds and beekeeping, is responsible for the invention of cheese. Move aside Achilles, there’s a new favorite hero in town.
  7. Love cheese so much you want to throw a party? Be sure to celebrate National Cheese Week during the last week of June.
  8. Cheese is a great protein and calcium source. Healthy for the mind, body, and soul.
  9. Queen Victoria was given a giant wheel of cheese as a wedding present. Fun fact: cheese-flavored popcorn makes a great wedding present or favor!
  10. There are over 2,000 varieties of cheese. The flavor possibilities are truly endless.

A Special Treat for Cheese Lovers

Here’s a bonus fun fact: cheese makes a perfect topping. It amplifies hamburgers, crackers, and above all popcorn.

Fun cheese facts making you hungry? Luckily, Topsy’s cheese-flavored popcorn makes a perfect gift for cheese lovers. Buy a popcorn tin for you and your cheese monger friends today.