Specialist: cheese

From the quiz on 18/11/14.

  1. Which enzyme-rich substance, principally obtained from the stomachs of unweaned calves, is used in cheesemaking to curdle milk? Rennet (or chymosin/rennin, the enzyme itself)

  2. Which cheese takes its name from the Italian for “recooked”? Ricotta

  3. Which tropical seed is used to colour Red Leicester red and some Cheddar orange? Annatto

  4. Huntsman is a layered combination of which two English cheeses? Double Gloucester and Stilton

  5. What two-word name is given to cheeses such as Stinking Bishop and Époisses that are bathed in brine or other liquids during the ageing process to encourage bacterial growth, often resulting in a strong smell and distinctive reddish-orange exterior? Washed rind

  6. Which French leader said “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” Charles de Gaulle


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