Q:

What is the plural of cheese?

A:

Quick Answer

The plural of cheese is cheeses. Cheese is a food that primarily consists of curd, which is the semisolid substance formed when milk curdles or coagulates.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

When milk curdles naturally, it sours and forms an acidic curd, which releases whey, a watery fluid containing the soluble constituents. The result is a semisolid curd, or fresh cheese. In modern factories, cheese is mass produced with standardized recipes and techniques. Cheese production reduces about 10 volumes of milk to one volume of cheese. Cheese products vary based on selection and treatment of the milk, fat content, heating, pasteurizing and the addition of enzymes or cultures of bacteria, molds or yeasts.

Learn more about Cheese

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Is feta cheese gluten free?

    A:

    Real feta cheese, like most real cheeses, is gluten free. However, processed cheeses, such as products labeled "cheese food" or cheeses that contain additives, may not be gluten free.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What happens when you freeze cheese?

    A:

    The consistency of most cheeses changes dramatically when frozen. Consequently, food experts strongly advise against freezing cheese, especially of the softer and artisinal varieties. However, certain harder cheeses may stand up to freezing if the preparation style subsequent to thawing is less reliant on texture.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Should cheese be eaten on a low-sodium diet?

    A:

    Low-sodium cheeses are suitable for low-sodium diets, according to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Cheeses such as cream cheese, mozzarella and ricotta cheese are all low-sodium alternatives for people following low-salt diets.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long can cheese stay out of the refrigerator?

    A:

    While hard cheese can stay out of the refrigerator and get warm without any safety issues, soft cheeses require more refrigeration. Cheeses such as ricotta and mozzarella should not be left out of refrigeration for more than two hours.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore