Cheese is a concentrated dairy product made from milk curds, and has been consumed as part of the human diet for thousands of years.
As with milk, yogurt and all other dairy products, cheese naturally contains many nutrients including calcium, phosphorous, protein, fat soluble vitamins and B vitamins.
Numerous different cheeses are now available on the market and it is one of the most versatile, economical and nutritious foods consumed within our diet.
Cheese making was introduced into Britain by the Romans. The most famous British cheese is cheddar and most British cheeses are hard-pressed varieties such as this, although soft cheeses such as cottage cheese are also available.