Aaron Ekblad

Is Mozzarella Dairy-free?

Is mozzarella a dairy product? Yes, it sure is. Mozzarella, like many other cheeses, is made naturally from milk. So, mozzarella is not dairy-free. In fact, mozzarella is first from buffalo’s milk in Italy, which later people from around the globe started to use other milk, such as cow’s milk, goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, and …

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The FODMAP in Parmigiano Reggiano

For people with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or lactose intolerance, eating high FODMAP food may lead to unbearable pain in the stomach. So, is Parmigiano Reggiano (also known as parmesan) high in FODMAP? What about other cheeses? You are in the right place. To understand that, we have to know what exactly is FODMAP, where it is …

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The Bacteria in Parmigiano Reggiano

Cheese is a product of fermented milk. For fermentation to occur, we will need a huge diversity of bacteria population to help. Sometimes inevitably, the bad one as well. Under the microscope, various kind of bacteria work together to eat up (process) the milk. Also, the presence of certain bacteria is geographical. That is why …

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Parmigiano Reggiano vs Cheddar

Parmigiano Reggiano is crowned to be the “King of Cheeses” and can only be made in a specific region in Italy. The manufacturing procedure is strictly controlled under a set of rules implied by the EU and Italian DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) legislation. In the US, people are often confused about the “Parmesan” cheese …

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