1- Cheese is the most stolen food item in the world.
2- Approximately 2,000 varieties of cheeses exist.
3- Cheese can be addictive, as when digested, it releases opioids. The other opiates you may know about are opium, heroin and morphine.
4- 10 litres of milk. This is what it takes to make 1kg of hard cheese.
5- Some scientists think that eating Roquefort blue cheese on a regular basis extends people’s lifespan.
6- The harder the cheese, the lower the lactose. In fact, hard cheese contains almost none of the natural sugar found in milk, and most cheeses are low in lactose.
7- It exists a type of cheese that never goes bad: Edam cheese. In fact, it only hardens.
8- Queen Victoria was offered a Cheddar cheese wheel that weighed over 1,000 pounds as a wedding present. A regular Cheddar wheel weighs 60-75 pounds
9- A portion of Cheddar can contain more salt than a packet of crisps and cheeses such as Feta and Haloumi can contain more salt than seawater.
10- The holes found in Swiss cheese are caused by carbon dioxide gas bubbles that get produced during fermentation. Therefore, large size holes mean the cheese has fermented longer.