12+ Cheese Facts For Kids That Love Cheese
Today is all about cheese! It doesn’t matter if you prefer soft cheeses, aged cheeses, cottage cheese, or any type of cheese. Let’s learn 12+ cheese facts!
We put these interesting facts about cheese in two printable coloring pages so cheese lovers can learn about the art of cheese as they color. These worksheets are perfect for kids in kindergarten and older, even adults.
Get a charcuterie board with the best cheeses, and enjoy!
Fun Cheese Facts
There is a large variety of cheeses in the world, each with a distinctive taste and aroma that depends on things like fat content, their aging process, and even the type of cow’s milk. It is a fact that the average person loves cheese, even lactose-intolerant people (luckily, we have dairy-free cheese). Cheese existed well before the middle ages!
Did you know cheese comes from the Latin word “caseus”, which means “to ferment, become sour”? And that Denmark is the country that eats the most cheese? The United States is the country with the most cheese factories in the world? There’s so much to learn, so grab your crayons and let’s get started!
- The origins of cheese date back over 4000 years. The earliest evidence of the cheesemaking process is found in what is now Kuyavia, Poland, in 5500 BCE!
- The first cheese factory opened in Switzerland in 1815.
- Most of us are fans of cheddar cheese or feta cheese, but there are around 2,000 varieties of cheese around the world.
- The average American person consumes 40 pounds of cheese per year.
- Macaroni and cheese is the most popular cheese recipe in the United States.
- The average dairy cow can produce 4,000-5,000 pounds of milk weekly, and cheese makers can turn them into 400-500 pounds of cheese.
- Blue cheese is very nutritious and has more calcium than other types of cheese.
- People with lactose intolerance can still eat cheese, but they should choose hard cheeses like Parmesan, cheddar, and Swiss cheese as they are lower in lactose, as well as cheeses made from sheep or goat’s milk.
- At 1130 dollars per kilo, the world’s most expensive cheese is Pule, made out of the milk of donkeys in reserve in Serbia. The process of milking takes three months.
- A New York dairy farmer sent President Jackson a 1,400-pound cheese. Jackson left it in the Entrance Hall of the White House to age for two years.
- Although you might be craving cheese often, cheese addiction is not real, so feel free to continue enjoying it!
- In fact, a recent study says consuming cheese daily has health benefits because of the dairy fats contained in them.
Download Cheese Facts Coloring Pages PDF
HOW TO COLOR THESE PRINTABLE Cheese FACTS COLORING PAGES
Take time to read each fact and then color the picture next to the fact. Each picture will correlate with the fun cheese fact.
You can use crayons, pencils, or even markers if you want to.
COLORING SUPPLIES RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR Cheese FACTS COLORING PAGES
- For drawing the outline, a simple pencil can work great.
- Colored pencils are great for coloring in the bat.
- Create a bolder, solid look using fine markers.
- Gel pens come in any color you can imagine.
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Did you learn anything new from the fun cheese facts list?