The Origins of Cheese Names

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Limburger cheese originated in the Duchy of Limburg, which is now divided among three countries; Germany, Belgium and Netherlands.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Feta originates from the Italian word for "slice" and was first consumed in ancient Greece. 01:07

  2. Cheddar cheese was named due to its resemblance to caves in England. 02:59

  3. Ricotta comes from the Italian word for "recooked". 04:38

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