Cheese is the most popular burger topping

brger toppingsIt’s national burger day in the UK so we had a look at some cheesy burger research and, as we thought, cheese is consistently the favourite burger topping. There’s been several polls all in agreement at the collective love of cheese on burgers.

In 2015 a YouGov / huffington post poll in the US found that 86% of respondents like cheese burgers and 71% of respondents actually prefered cheese burgers.

The burger topping research from 2017 displayed on the right shows that again cheese is the favourite topping with 64% of respondents declaring cheese to be their favourite burger topping.

In July 2018 YouGov / M&S research found that cheese was the favourite topping:

“Looking at toppings, cheese topped the list with 54% of respondents citing it as essential for a home cooked burger, followed by onion, at 47%, lettuce, at 35%, tomato, at 30%, bacon, at 30% and gherkin, at 16%. One in 25 of respondents also said they opted for avocado, with one in ten Londoners choosing it as their favourite topper.”

View detailed results from the 2015 poll in the US here: https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/articles-reports/2015/09/17/poll-results-burgers

More information about the M&S research can be viewed here: https://qualityfoodawards.com/news/uk-revealed-as-nation-of-burger-lovers-05-07-2018/


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Vote for your favourite Cheeseboard

“Cheeeseboarding” has become Instagram’s latest artistic trend with more than half a million posts using the #Cheeseboard hashtag.

Cheeseboards have really moved to another level. The Cheeseboards of Instagram are created artistically using the addition of fruits, meats, relishes and nuts and are imaginative and stunning. They are jam packed with exciting flavours, textures and colours to compliment the cheese. And it’s not just social media influencers and Instagram foodies who are indulging in cheeseboarding – The Telegraph newspaper reported last week that over 150 UK businesses are now offering beautiful decorative cheeseboards for special events.

We’ve been so impressed by the cheeseboards that we’ve seen on Instagram that we thought we’d celebrate them on our website by showcasing some of them and having a fun poll to see which our readers like best. We’ve picked six that we really like and invite you to vote for your favourite.

Which is your favourite Cheese Board?

Take a look at the six cheeseboards below and then vote for your favourite.

Board 1: @murrayscheese

Board 2: @uptonogoudaco

Board 3: @savor_style

Board 4: @_melihaomic_

Board 5: @grazehtx

Board 6: @fineoutfromage

Vote Now!


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Australian Cheese Consumer Research

grated cheeseA recent analysis of the Australian cheese consumer may offer insight into cheese consumers in other markets.

The market analysis was conducted by Roy Morgan, Australia’s best known and longest established market research company. The analysis compared data from 2016 to 2019. It found that Australia’s cheese market is growing with over 15 million Australians now buying cheese, up from just over 13 million three years ago. The marked increase in sales of Grated/Shredded Cheese and Sliced Cheese drove the growth in the cheese market.

Michele Levine, CEO of Roy Morgan, said:

“Most cheese buyers are women who provide the bulk of custom for Blocked Cheese, Grated/ Shredded Cheese and Sliced Cheese but significant differences between cheese buyers emerge beneath that overlay.”

“Block Cheese buyers tend to be older than those buying Grated/Shredded or Sliced Cheese and more likely to be retired and living in an Older Household. Grated/Shredded cheese buyers enjoy going to professional sporting events… and consider magazines a good way to relax and unwind.

“Digging further into the types of brands people buy shows that Jarlsberg is a particular favourite of men, unlike many of its competitors which are usually bought by women. ‘Jarlsberg man’ is very well off compared to the average Australian, and other cheese buyers. He is well educated and in a good job earning good money and is someone you’re likely to catch reading the Australian Financial Review in his spare-time – or even at work.”

You can read more about this research by clicking here: http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/8043-australian-cheese-market-march-2019-201907050650


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Cheese in Souffle Leads to Controversy

souffleMarc Veyrat of La Maison des Bois has requested to be removed from the Michelin Guide following a row over the cheese that was used in his Souffle.

“They dared to say that we put cheddar in our souffle of reblochon, beaufort and tomme! They have insulted our region; my employees were furious,” Veyrat said, according to Le Monde.

However the Michelin guide has refused to remove the restaurant from the guide. Gwendal Poullennec, Michelin’s international chief, said, “If the establishment remains open and our inspectors mark its food as worthy of one of our distinctions we will continue to recommend it,” he said.

According to the Guardian, despite Veyrat’s anger at being accused of using cheddar, no mention is made in the guide of the variety of cheese used in the souffle.

 


Ingredient Solutions Ltd is a quality, BRC accredited, cheese supplier, providing innovative cheese ingredients to the food industry and exporting dairy products to over 30 countries. We are established as the premier supplier to many leading food companies in over 30 countries. Our cheese ingredients, including high quality cheddar cheese and mozzarella as well as speciality cheeses, are in products that appear on the shelves of supermarkets all over the world. Request a sample for your food business.

Eating dairy products reduces blood-pressure: New Research

dairy productsLast week new research was published into the effect of dairy consumption on the blood pressure of overweight middle-aged men and women.

Fifty-two people participated in the study.

There were two diets – the High Dairy Diet (HDD) and the Low Dairy Diet (LDD)

  • HDD (6 or 5 reduced-fat dairy portions for men and women, respectively)
  • LDD (≤1 dairy portion per day)

The participants ate each of the diets for six weeks and had their blood pressure tested at specific points during that period.

The results showed that an HDD results in a reduction of both systolic and diastolic BP in overweight middle-aged men and women.

The research was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
Effect of high compared with low dairy intake on blood pressure in overweight middle-aged adults: results of a randomized crossover intervention study
by Susan Rietsema, Coby Eelderink, Monica L Joustra, Iris M Y van Vliet, Marco van Londen, Eva Corpeleijn, Cecile M Singh-Povel, Jan M W Geurts, Jenny E Kootstra-Ros, Ralf Westerhuis, Gerjan Navis and Stephan J L Bakker

See the original research by clicking this link https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqz116/5522768

Instagram’s Favourites contain Cheese Ingredients

instagram's favourite foodsCheese ingredients were contained in most of the top dishes in research conducted by Gousto into instagram’s favourite foods.

Gousto is a recipe box company. In the international listings Pizza was the number one food photographed food, followed by hamburgers. Oozing melted cheese is a major feature of these delicious dishes.

In Europe the top spot was taken by colourful sweet French Macarons with all four of the next five being products which include cheese ingredients – Pesto, Fondue, Feta Cheese and Raclette.

Click here to read the whole article on Gousto.

 


Ingredient Solutions Ltd is a quality, BRC accredited, cheese supplier, providing innovative cheese ingredients to the food industry and exporting products to over 30 countries. We are established as the premier supplier to many leading food companies in over 30 countries and our cheese ingredients are in products that appear on the shelves of supermarkets all over the world. Request a sample for your food business.

Grana Padano Cheese May Lower Blood Pressure

grana padano cheeseItalian researchers from the Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital and Catholic University of Piacenza in Italy conducted a trial on 30 hypertensive adults over a 2 month period. During this period the participants were given either a placebo or an ounce of Grana Padano each day and monitored the blood pressure daily.

The results of the research showed a 7 to 8 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure as well as a 5 to 7 mmHg drop in diastolic blood pressure for those who ate Grana Padano. No changes were seen in body mass index or blood lipids and blood sugar.

The results are believed to be due to a particular amino acid contained in the cheese.

“The effects are similar to what you would expect with antihypertensive medications,” said Dr. Giuseppe Crippa. “Adding a little Grana Padano to a healthy diet may provide clinically significant blood pressure lowering benefits.”

Further research is planned to discover whether the age of the cheese has any influence on the levels of the beneficial animo acid.

See the recent article about this research in www.techtimes.com

See a recent article about this research in www.express.co.uk

This research was originally published in 2011 but was presented at a hypertension conference in New York last week:

BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING EFFECT OF DIETARY INTEGRATION WITH GRANA PADANO CHEESE IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS: 2C.02
Crippa, G.1; Bosi, M.2; Cassi, A.1; Fiorentini, L.2; Rossi, F.2, Journal of Hypertension: June 2011 – Volume 29 – Issue – p e27
The full research document can be purchased here.


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Research reveals peasants in medieval England ate a diet of meat stew and cheese

Image from University of Bristol

Cheese has been part of the human diet for milenia, but new research shows that it was not only a food for the wealthy. Researchers at the University of Bristol analysed food residues found in ancient cooking pots in Northamptonshire which were dated to be from a 500 year period of the middle ages.

By identifying the lipids, fats, oils and natural waxes on the ceramics, the team found that stews of mutton and beef with vegetables such as cabbage and leek were a mainstay of the medieval peasant diet. However, dairy products such as cheese also played an important role. 

Before this research there was little evidence of the diet of peasants over that period so this is an important discovery.

The paper the research team produced is entitled:

Reconciling organic residue analysis, faunal, archaeobotanical and historical records: Diet and the medieval peasant at West Cotton, Raunds, Northamptonshire

Read more on this subject on the University of Bristol Website or on the New Scientist website.

You can get hold of the paper itself by following this link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2019.04.004


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The MoonWalk London 2019 – Marathon Walk

team pasty posseAfter 9 hours of walking the streets of London the Penzance Pasty Posse arrived at the finish – exhausted but triumphant! The MoonWalk sounds like it was an amazing experience this is their story…

The evening began in Moonwalk City- a massive pink marquee on Clapham Common. Dressed in our pink satin Pasty Bras we joined the huge crowd of bra-clad people waiting to begin the marathon walk, entertained by music, singers, talks from inspiring people including the Mayor of London while waiting for our departure slot.

Finally we were off at 11.30 pm. We were so lucky with the weather it was a beautiful clear night and there was a beautiful waxing moon. London by night is amazing. And what a route! We passed so many landmarks – The Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, The London Eye (illuminated pink for the night!), The Golden Hinde, The Globe, Big Ben, Both Tates, Harrods, Marble Arch to name a few and many more… All along the route we were signposted, cheered and encouraged by an amazing team of volunteers. They stood at their posts the whole night with smiles and humour handing out water and fruit and organising the long toilet queues!

The sun came up and we still had far to go, but after mile 16 we were well over halfway and on the homeward run. The final stretch crossing the river for the last time on Battersea bridge felt exhilarating.

Finally on to the Common and back to where we had started and met by a line of smiling volunteers handing out hugs and medals!

We collected our Finishers’ Tee shirts – dazed and exuberant! After a huge breakfast at our hotel we took the train home to Penzance – comatose!

Between us the team has raised £3847 for Breast Cancer. One of our team is a Breast Cancer survivor, another lost her mother to it and we all four know women who have had it or lost their lives to it. Research goes on and survival rates improve. The money to fund research is vital.

A big thank you from all the Penzance Pasty Posse team to Ingredient Solutions for supporting us with their very generous donation.

Cheese Odyssey Tours for Cheese Lovers and “All You Can Eat” Cheese Parties

cheddar cheese tours cheese odysseyMany people are passionate about cheese, some like it smelly, some like it with holes, many people are crazy about cheddar. It’s such a part of people’s identity that it has become an obsession that not only tastes good, it brings people together, but things have moved on from the cheese and wine parties of the 1980s. Now it’s an important part of the growing food tourism industry.

The Cheddar Odyssey Tour

Another event for the cheese obsessed is the Cheddar Odyssey tour, set up by Cheese Journeys – a US-based company that takes members of the public on epic cheese holidays

The five-day Cheddar Odyssey tour, takes place twice a year with around 15 guests beginning the trip at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, before heading to Somerset to stay at North Cadbury Court – a 16th-century country home owned by the Montgomery family, who are famous for making farmhouse cheddar. The Cheddar Odyssey tour includes a whole variety of cheese themed activities including a masterclass in “Cheese Portraiture” under the tutelage of artist Mike Geno as well as cheese cookery and photography classes, wine matching sessions and special dinners, attended by artisan cheesemakers.

Read more about the Cheddar Odyssey in the Telegraph

All you can eat Cheese Parties

All across the north of England all you can eat cheese parties are being organised by Homage2Fromage – they aim to help you discover new cheese, meet like-minded cheese fans and hear some of the amazing stories behind cheese and cheesemaking. Find out more about this event in this article in The Metro or visit the Homage2Fromage website.

New study sheds light on the origin of blue cheese

blue cheese microfoiliaResearch into adaptive divergence of fungi has revealed the genetic history of blue cheese and found it to differ from the popular belief that it was caused by fungi in caves.

The research paper is entitled Independent domestication events in the blue-cheese fungus Penicillium roqueforti

According to legend, one of the first blue cheeses, Roquefort, was discovered when a young boy, eating bread and ewes’ milk cheese, abandoned his meal in a nearby cave after seeing a beautiful girl in the distance. When he returned months later, the mold (Penicillium roqueforti) had transformed his cheese into Roquefort.

The blue veining is not found to be from food spoiling spores and Studies of caves have failed to discover the spores, it is believed that it originated in a plant pathogen of rye.

Read an article about the research from forbes magazine by clicking here

Read the full research by clicking here


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