Cheese (Plus More) Quiz Questions and Answers for Pub Quizzes and Social Nights


At Ingredient Solutions Ltd we are passionate about cheese, so we have put together some cheese themed quizzes to use for your Zoom quizzes and social functions. Hope you enjoy them

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  1. What is the essential ingredient in a Mornay sauce?
    (a) Bechamel (b) Gruyere (c) Emmental
  2. In which century did people begin to start dying cheese orange to fool people into thinking it was a better quality?
    (a) 16th Century (b) 17th Century (c) 18th Century
  3. Which English cheese, factory-made as early as 1870, is better known in its sage-flavoured, green coloured version than its original form?
    (a) Derby (b) Cheshire (c) Gloucester
  4. The cheese called Baby Bel was invented in 1931 in which country?
    (a) France (b) Italy (c) Switzerland
  5. What is the name of the enzyme usually added to milk to coagulate it
    (a) Rennet (b) Whey (c) Pepsin
  6. Name the film which boasts the famous line: “You can’t handle the truth!”
    (a) Titanic (b) A few good men (c) Gone with the wind
  7. What is a non-vintage wine?
    (a) A blend of wine from different years (b) A blend of wine from different regions (c) A wine that doesn’t carry an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC/AC)
  8. Hock, takes its name from Hochheim. Which river is it on?
    (a) Main (b) Moselle (c) Rhine

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  1. (b) Gruyere
  2. (b) 17th Century (English cheesemakers realized that they could make more money if they skimmed off the cream — to sell it separately or make butter from it. But in doing so, most of the colour was lost, since the natural orange pigment is carried in the fatty cream. They began adding colouring from saffron, marigold and carrot juice to pass their products off as the full-fat, naturally yellowish-orange cheese that Londoners had come to expect.)
  3. (a) Derby
  4. (a) France
  5. (a) Rennet
  6. (b) A few good men
  7. (c) A wine that doesn’t carry an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC/AC)
  8. (c) Rhine





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