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Quiz: Incredibly Cheesy Facts For Cheese Lovers!

A pizza or a macaroni dish without a heap of some cheesy indulgence? It would be unimaginable for us to live in a world without cheese! If you find yourself an avid cheese addict or, in other words, too frantic about this delicacy, worry less because most of us are! The crowd-pleasing dairy product has been renowned for its myriads of variants in terms of texture, flavors and forms that can easily tempt the taste buds of any diners. 

Like many other foods, cheese has its own story of how it ended up to be one of the most desirable delights all over the world. Want to dig into its story right away? How about challenging yourself with our incredible quizzes about cheese first? Easy peasy, just pick the answer that you think it is correct and find out whether the hearty cheese fact is there! 

1/ When Was Cheese Created? 

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Amazing! You have got the correct answer! The cheese was accidentally created 4000 years ago! It is said that the first cheese was formed by storing milk in a container lined with an animal’s stomach!!! Thanks to the enzyme from the stomach, the milk was separated into liquid and curd. The curd has since known as our all-time-favorite cheese! 

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2/ How Many Kilograms Of Milk Are Needed To Make 1 Kilogram Of Cheese?

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Excellent! You have found the correct answer! It would take roughly 10 kilograms of milk for just 1 kilogram of cheese! To ensure the best quality of the cheese, the dairy animals must have a healthy diet. Wait, not only cow milk can be turned into cheese? Yes, you can find Goat cheese (made from goat), Pule cheese (made from donkey milk), Moose cheese (derived from Moose milk) and many other types! Fun fact, Pule cheese is actually considered the world’s most expensive cheese as it comes from the milk of Balkan donkeys from Serbia. 

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3/ How Many Varieties Of Cheese Currently Available According To The International Dairy Federation? 

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You are correct! Though you might have heard of various types of cheese, there are only around 500 types that are recognized by the International Dairy Federation. The criteria would include the length of aging, texture, methods of making, fat content, animal milk, country or region of origin and many more. The top methods that are commonly and traditionally used are: 

  • Moisture content
  • Freshness 
  • Content (double cream, goat, ewe and water buffalo)
  • Soft-ripened and blue-vein
  • Processed cheeses

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4/ What Is The World Best-Selling Cheese? 

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You are correct! This traditionally Southern Italian cheese made originally from buffalo’s milk is known to be the world best-selling cheese! Mozzarella cheese of several kinds is used for most types of pizza and several pasta dishes. 

This Italian hard cheese is well-known around the world as the “King of Cheeses”, yet it is not the best-selling cheese in the world!  

Originated in the English village of Cheddar, this cheese is the most popular cheese in the UK!

Though known as one of the world’s most popular cheeses, this Netherland’s cheese is not the best-selling one. 

5/ What Causes The Holes On The Cheese? 

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Despite the popular belief, mice don’t like cheese! Given a choice, they would go for sweets or carbs! They would still eat cheese of course but it does not necessarily mean they love it. 

Yes, the holes in the cheese are actually caused by the bacteria that turn milk into cheese. One of the bacteria, namely P. Shermani, releases carbon dioxide and forms bubbles in the cheese. These little air pockets cause holes of the cheese. 

Temperature is of utmost importance in making cheese, however, it is not the main reason that causes holes in the cheese! 

Maturing time is one of the key factors in making cheese, however, it is not the reason you are looking for! 

How many correct answers did you get? Nevertheless, you still deserve some cheesy indulgence! Craving for cheese dishes and would love to dive in one? Flex your fingers as we have the top restaurants that serve lip-smacking cheeses dishes to tempt your palate

 

 

 

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[Jul 1 – 7] What’s New This Week

JUL. 1 – 7, 2019

What’s New This Week

Feeling blues? Jazz up your week with exciting dining news and promos this week! 

Dining News and Promotions

TABLEAPP Exclusive Promotion: 30% Off Buffet 
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Searching for top-quality buffet selections? Don’t miss out this awesome promotion! Enjoy 30% off per adult on food and selected non-alcohol beverages for various choices of buffet such as Mediterranean Seafood Galore Buffet, Premium Seafood and Tomahawk Grill Buffet and many more! Only available for bookings via TABLEAPP for participating restaurants at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur including Essence, Celestial Court and Villa Danieli.

Unagi Special
Ebisu, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Who could resist the temptation of the sweet caramelized unagi sauce drizzled over perfectly grilled unagi and steamed rice? Enjoy a unagi feast at the restaurants with dishes such as Uzaku, Umaki Tamago, Unagi Tofu and many more! Only available in July! 

New Dessert
The Tokyo Restaurant, ISETAN The Japan Store

Head to this food haven to indulge your taste buds in contemporary flavors with a Tokyo essence. Don’t forget to sink your teeth in the new Matcha-Flavored Burnt Cheesecake which has been winning the hearts of many diners here for its super smooth texture and delectable taste! 

Japanese Kushiyaki Fare
Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Enthusiastic about Japanese cuisine? This is your chance! Excite your taste buds with your favorite Japanese delights featuring a plethora of sumptuous sushi, tempura, skewered meats to pair with beers, sake. Only until 11th July at RM178 nett per adult. 

New Menu
Hard Rock Cafe Penang

Calling for all avid fans of the renowned Hard Rock Cafe Penang! A brand new menu is here with delectable Boozy Milkshakes and tantalizing Steak Burgers! Did you know the menu also features the significant 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger? Excited yet? Head to the restaurant to enjoy live music and spectacular food! 

Buy 1 Free 1 Cocktail
Beso Rosado by ChinChin, George Town

Much-loved by foodies for their quirky, playful cocktail menu and a variety of small plates of Mediterranean flavors, Beso Rosado by ChinChin is definitely the place to be for any avid cocktail lovers! Great news is here! Buy 1 Free 1 Cocktail from 12:00pm – 6:00pm only on Saturday and Sunday! 

Events

[July 3 & 4] Jamuan Open House with Datuk Chef Wan
De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, The LINC KL

You are invited to one of the most delicious open house in town with Datuk Chef Wan! Dig into an array of authentic local dishes including some of Chef Wan’s original recipes with a wide selection of other Muhibbah delights. From 6:30pm – 9:30pm at RM150 nett per adult.

[July 5] Gin Day
Ciccio Bar Pizzeria, Bukit Bintang

Situated in a converted shophouse with a rustic decoration and an intimate ambiance, Ciccio Bar Pizzeria is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a genuine taste of Italian cuisine. Come to the restaurant this Gin Day to indulge in 3 types of Gin and Pizza Bites only at RM98+ per person. 

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From Flour To Table: Pizza and Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know!

Fresh out of the oven, a sumptuous delight is waiting for you to relish. Your senses are overwhelmed with the distinct aroma emitted from the bread mingling with the irresistible scent from the cheese and its toppings. You simply cannot wait to chow down on this pizza! Yes, there is nothing better than sinking your teeth into the heavenly pie topped with generous heaps of cheese and sauce!

Famous around the globe, pizza has won the heart of even the most discerning diners! If you are one of them, it’s time to indulge in our “bite-sized” facts and figure out how pizza travels the world and ends up on your table! 

 

1/ The Origin of Pizza 

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As pizza becomes ubiquitous, there are countless stories of how it was invented and in fact, most of them are half-truths, fables or hard-nosed opinions. Pizza is originated from Italy? It might stun you a little but Italy cannot really take the credit for inventing pizza! According to archeological evidence, pizza could be originated from the Middle East. It is believed that the pizza nowadays is actually a part of the lineage of Greek yeasted flatbreads (which is called “pitta” in Greek)! 

2/ What Makes Italian Pizza Become Popular All Around The World? 

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It is no doubt that Italy has successfully made pizza a phenomenal dish that is loved by foodies internationally. But have you ever wondered how?  Pizza lovers would be familiar with the story of how Queen Margherita got obsessed with pizza and made it the national dish! However, pizza scholar Zachary Nowak believes that it is hardly the truth! The fact is, during World War II, many allied soldiers stationed in Italy fell in love with this dish and brought with them the recipes when they got back home. Also, numerous Italian immigrants have traveled the world with this delectable delicacy. In the sixties, it was a big hit in America and well-known since then! 

 

3/ What Are The Differences Between Italian Pizza and American Pizza? 

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You might fall in love with both yet what distinguishes them from each other? Well, the key difference is actually in the sauce itself! While American prefers to use slow-cooked tomato sauce, Italian loves to use puréed fresh tomato instead! The crust and shape are also important characteristics to differentiate the two versions. To be called ‘authentic Italian’, the pizza must be round and no more than 13 and three-quarter inches in diameter with a crust of three-quarters of an inch thick or less. The dough must be kneaded by hand and prepared from traditional types of flour, yeast, salt and tomatoes.

4/ Where To Find A Sumptuous Pizza in Klang Valley? 

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Craving for a classic authentic Italian pizza or want to tease your palate with innovative pizza flavors yet wondering where to go? We have got your back. 

Here is our hand-picked list of top restaurants in town offering sumptuous pizzas! Check out Positano Risto, Luce Osteria Contemporanea, Nero Nero, Neroteca, Vineria.IT, Cicchetti Di Zenzero, La Risata, Ciccio Bar Pizzeria, EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, SOULed Out Sri Hartamas, Botanica + Co, Raintree, The Lounge @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Uncle Chili’s Bar and Restaurant @ Hilton PJ, BLVD House, El Ibérico, Mezze Bar & Bistro, Table 23 Restaurant and Bar, Bon Appétit and Enorme.

What are you waiting for? Pamper yourself with a mouth-watering pizza now because you deserve it!