October 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
I saw this on the kitchn and had to repost. It’s American cheese month!
Why should you care?
If you live in the New York or Seattle, you have very good reason to. With a $10 donation for a cheese passport, you get 40% off your purchase of American cheeses every day this month. YUM!
So what if you’re lactose intolerant?
According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), it seems that most ethnicities may be affected.
Lactose intolerance is a common condition that is more likely to occur in adulthood, with a higher incidence in older adults. Some ethnic and racial populations are more affected than others, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and Asian Americans. The condition is least common among Americans of northern European descent.
However, in my experience, your body may be able to tolerate milks from different animals (goat, sheep, buffalo) and/or raw milk cheeses.
There is a surprisingly wide range to choose from. “At the 2011 Annual American Cheese Society Competition, over 1,600 American artisan cheeses were entered!” –American Cheese Education Foundation
If you love cheese or just curious, this is definitely the month to give it a try!