Anne’s Quiz #46


1. For how long have people known how to make cheese?
a) 200 years
b) 500 years
c) 2000 years
d) more than 6000 years
2. What causes the holes in Swiss Cheese?
a) The expansion of gas in the curds during the maturation process.
b) They are mechanically drilled after the cheese has matured.
c) Oxygen is bubbled into the curds before pressing.
d) Water added during the initial coagulation gathers in lumps; holes are left behind when it drains out.
3. Why does Blue Cheese have blue veins?
a) Dye is added as the cheese is ripening.
b) The mineral content of the cheese is high.
c) Penicillium spores are added to cause the cheese to mold.
d) Some whey is left in for flavor and turns blue with aging.
4. What is rennet?
a) A coagulating agent used to make curds form faster in milk.
b) A yellow-orange dye used to color cheddars.
c) An antibiotic used to keep the cheese from molding.
d) A brine mixture used to wash cheeses while maturing.
5. What animal's milk was first used to make mozzarella cheese?
a) cow
b) sheep
c) goat
d) water buffalo
6. What is Limburger Cheese best known for?
a) strong smell
b) greenish color
c) hard crumbly texture
d) use on pizzas
7. How did Cheddar Cheese get its name?
a) The Cheddar Family, while not actually inventing it, popularized it by marketing it all over Europe in the 1800s.
b) It takes its name from a vital part of processing, the shedding, or straining, of the curds.
c) It was first produced in the town of Cheddar in Somerset, England.
d) No one knows.
8. Which of these cheeses is the softest?
a) Havarti
b) Caciotta
c) Provolone
d) Romano
9. Which of these foods does NOT contain cheese?
a) quesadilla
b) quiche
c) cheesecake
d) eggnog
10. Which state is known as the Cheese State?
a) California
b) Vermont
c) Wisconsin
d) Virginia


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quiz 46 created 9-14-02