Soon the spell was broken and in came the others participating in the session. We all gathered in the 2nd room where the ladies went on to tell us more about the cheese, the brand and give us the opportunity to sample some of the cheese- in the true form, with other flavours blended in, and as part of dishes [ranging from Breads, dips, salads, baked dishes and desserts as well].
I learnt their cheese was made with raw cow’s milk, which is considered illegal in a few countries, including America. They also told us their cheese did not contain any preservatives, which meant the shelf life was short and it was the reason for the creamy smooth texture.
It was also an afternoon where I learnt that Paneer and Cottage cheese were not the same. Imagine my surprise! We in our country use the terms interchangeably all the time and here I discover they weren’t the same. The process to create the final product was different even though their texture and flavour profile was similar.
Another interesting fact was that dry cheese does not mean low fat or vice versa. The texture has nothing to do with the fat content on the cheese. This came about during my conversation about how lot of people are moving to Keto and Paleo diet, showing off recipes with slabs of cheese being grilled with spices/condiments…
We were talking about the splitting of milk when the topic of “whey” popped in. Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. It is a byproduct of the manufacture of cheese and is quite high in protein. This liquid is packed with health benefits…
- Builds muscle strength [no wonder Gym buffs drink protein shakes]
- Improves immunity.
- Lowers blood pressure to healthy levels without side effects, unlike blood pressure medications.
- Cleanses the bladder and helps prevent bladder infections.
- Corrects hormonal imbalances.
- Promotes weight loss.
- Improves digestion, in a manner similar to fibre..
Soon, we were let scot free in the room to go ahead try the cheese and the dishes made with cheese. oh, my, I was in some kind of heaven. Loved the Feta with beetroot and roasted garlic, the fresh mozzarella served with Basil & Toasted walnuts…there were three types of breads that had cheese in them, served with 2 kinds of dips- roasted red pepper and caramelised onions. The baked dishes were- quiche and potato layers. Finally, the desserts were flour free brownie and salted caramel pudding.
I bought a packet of Feta with beetroot and roasted garlic and another of Mozzarella with Italian seasoning. Oh did I mention they had fresh cheese with apricots soaked in honey? It was divine...
They have also introduced a subscription.. Yep, you can now order cheese once every month or so.. Do check out their Facebook page and reach out to them.
Pssst- While I do love cheese, I am a big of smelly cheese- gorgonzola, blue cheese and such.. 😀