Today is all about cheese! It doesn’t matter if you prefer soft cheese, aged cheese, cottage cheese, or any type of cheese. Let’s learn 12+ cheese facts!
We’ve packed these fun facts about cheese into two printable coloring pages so cheese lovers can learn about the art of cheese while coloring. These worksheets are perfect for preschoolers and older, even adults.
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Funny cheese facts
There is a wide variety of cheeses in the world, each with a distinctive flavor and aroma that depends on factors such as fat content, aging process, and even the type of cow’s milk. It’s a fact that the average person loves cheese, even those who are lactose intolerant (thankfully we have dairy-free cheeses). Cheese existed long before the Middle Ages!
Did you know that cheese comes from the Latin word “caseus” which means “to ferment, to go sour”? And that Denmark is the country that eats the most cheese? The United States is the country with the most cheese factories in the world? There’s so much to learn, so grab your crayons and let’s get started!
- The origins of cheese go back over 4000 years. The earliest evidence of the cheese-making process is found in what is now Kuyavian Poland, in 5500 BC. Chr.!
- The first cheese dairy in Switzerland was opened in 1815.
- Most of us are fans of cheddar cheese or feta cheese, but there are around 2,000 types of cheese around the world.
- The average American consumes 40 pounds of cheese a year.
- Macaroni and Cheese is the most popular cheese recipe in the United States.
- The average dairy cow can produce 4,000 to 5,000 pounds of milk weekly, and cheesemakers can process 400 to 500 pounds of cheese from it.
- Blue cheese is very nutritious and has more calcium than other cheeses.
- People with lactose intolerance can still eat cheese, but they should choose hard cheeses like Parmesan, cheddar and Swiss cheese as they contain less lactose, as well as cheese made from sheep’s or goat’s milk.
- The world’s most expensive cheese, at $1,130 per kilo, is pule, made from the milk of donkeys stocked in Serbia. The milking process takes three months.
- A New York dairy farmer sent President Jackson a 1,400-pound cheese. Jackson aged it in the Entrance Hall of the White House for two years.
- Even if you often crave cheese, the cheese addiction is not real, so keep enjoying it!
- In fact, a recent study says that eating cheese daily has health benefits due to the milk fats it contains.
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HOW TO COLOR THESE PRINTABLE FACTS OF CHEESE
Take the time to read each fact, and then color in the picture next to the fact. Each image correlates to the fun cheese fact.
You can use crayons, pencils or even markers if you wish.