Cheese questions

General

How much milk is needed to produce 1 kg Weydeland cheese?
About 10 litres of milk is needed to produce 1 kg of Weydeland cheese. Weydeland cheese is made in wheels of 12 to 16 kg, which means that it takes 120 litres and 160 litres to make them. On average, one cow produces 25 litres a day. As a result, the daily milk of 5 cows is needed to make one round of 12 kg cheese.
What does 48+ mean?
The fat percentage in cheese is given in a number. So 48+ means that 48% of the dry matter is fat (so without the water in the cheese). If the water were counted in, the fat percentage would be 32% for a 48+ cheese..
Why is a cheese round?
A cheese is round because that is the ideal form for it to mature well. The round form ensures an even maturing process to take place throughout the cheese. The cheese looses moisture during the maturing process and therefore the cheeses must be turned regularly so that everywhere the moisture can escape. Maturing needs to happen as evenly as possible. When people make a square cheese, the corners would dry out faster than the centre under natural maturing conditions. This would cause the corners to have a different taste than the centre. Note: many factory cheeses are primarily square cheeses, however, factories cut them in rounds to fool the consumers to think it is naturally matured cheese!

Where can I buy Weydeland cheese?
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Health

Is Weydeland cheese healthy?
Weydeland cheese contains many essential proteins and is rich in calcium. Calcium is very good for the bones. It also has a high content of Vitamins A and D, which are important to keep your body and bones healthy. Cheese also holds saturated fats. Too much of these fats are not healthy, but in a balanced diet, there is no problem in eating Weydeland cheese.
How much salt does Weydeland cheese contain?
Weydeland contains about 2 grams of salt per 100 grams cheese. Which is lower than most cheeses you would buy in the supermarkets.

Allergies

I am allergic to cow milk; can I still eat Weydeland cheese?
Sadly enough you can’t. Weydeland cheese contains cow made proteins, which might result in an allergic reaction. It would be better to refrain from cheese products and eat soy-based products instead if you have this kind of allergy.
I can’t have gluten; can I still eat Weydeland cheese?
Yes, you can. Weydeland cheese does not contain any gluten so that is not a problem.
I am lactose-intolerant. Can I still eat Weydeland cheese?
Overall, most people who are lactose-intolerant have no problem eating cheese. Dutch cheese varieties (medium to hard cheeses) contain trace amounts of lactose, but the amount is barely noticeable. The cheeses are pretty much lactose-free after 16 weeks of maturing. The older the cheese, the lower the lactose levels. As a result, older cheese contains less lactose than younger cheese. So for Chinese consumers it is better to eat cheese than to drink milk if lactose reaction to dairy products is a problem.