ASK OUR EXPERTS
Gil Dueck, Master Cheesemaker
Gil has been crafting quality cheese products at Bothwell Cheese for over twenty years. He knows the production process inside out. He studied Cheese Technology at the University of Wisconsin and Dairy Production at the University of Manitoba. He'll be happy to answer your questions about how cheese is made.
SAMPLE Q and A:
Q. What is the colouring made from that you use in your cheese? - Nestor Theodorou, Killarney, Manitoba
Bothwell uses an Annatto based colour in their orange Cheddar Cheeses. Annatto is a seed from the achiote tree commonly found in Latin America. Annatto has a similar molecular structure to Beta-Carotene, the substance that naturally makes carrots orange.
Gina Sunderland, MSc, RD
The good news is out! Studies show that cheese is great for your health. Gina Sunderland is a Registered Dietician based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She provides the most current nutritional information on CityTV and CBC as well as a number of radio stations nationwide. Let her answer your questions about how cheese can become an integral part of your healthy eating habits.
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SAMPLE Q and A:
Q. I've heard that cheese is better than an apple to end a meal because it is better for your teeth. Is this true? - Wendy Parker, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Studies show that cheese is very good for your teeth. The calcium and phosphorous help prevent mineral loss. The savory flavour encourages the production of saliva which washes sugars from around the teeth, and the fatty acid content discourages bacterial growth. Also, there's no sugar in cheese. Apples do help remove bacterial plaque, but contain sugar and acid, both of which contribute to decay.
Perhaps the ideal solution is to eat an apple to clear away the plaque, followed by some cheese to clear the sugar and acid from the mouth.