The Origins of Cheese Names

The Origins of Cheese Names

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

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

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

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    Ricotta comes from the Italian word for "recooked". (4:38)

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