Do you ever wonder where in the world produces the most cheese? It’s neither France, Italy, nor Switzerland. The largest cheese manufacturer is not even in Europe. The United States of America produces 6 million tons of cheese yearly and they also produce the largest variety of cheeses around the globe ranging over 1,000 different kinds of cheeses every year.
“These USA cheeses have fine artisanal quality compared to the ones made by their European counterparts; Our experience in creating a savory and rich dish, the Potato Cheesecake, has certainly made us think in new and creative ways about USA cheese,” says Kinship chef Aaron Rhodes, who was interviewed by Tasting Kitchen in 2020 on the quality and craftsmanship of USA cheeses.
More than 200 kinds of USA cheese can be found in Hong Kong. Take a trip to the supermarket and you’ll be sure to come across some of the most popular cheeses that are perfect for snacking, high-end international cooking recipes, to be served at dinner parties, or to be enjoyed at the end of a meal. When consumed in moderation, cheese is an excellent source for a variety of nutritional needs, such as protein to support your health by building your bones, muscles, and skin. Here are a few ideas on how to integrate USA cheeses into a varied diet.
Sophisticated yet simple, the USA Cheddar Crusted Salmon Fillet With Lime Chutney & Cheddar Potato Croquette pairs mint yogurt with a cheese croquette and delicate tender salmon. A side of lime chutney balances out the whole dish. Meanwhile, the USA Jack Cheese and Tiger Prawn Croquettes with Thai Dipping Sauce is a Thai-inspired delicacy that serves as an appetizer. The dipping sauce is made by blending all ingredients until smooth, including herbs, mint, basil, sliced cucumber, and radish. Those craving a sweet yet refreshing treat will delight in the Mango and USA Cream Cheese Crepe Rolls with Vanilla Sabayon with crispy coconut, brown tapioca pearls, freshly diced mango toppings as well as a cream cheese ice cream.
With a resurgence in the popularity of cheese, USA cheeses exports to Hong Kong witnessed approximately 7% growth between 2018 and 2019, from US$11.6 million to US$12.4 million. Thanks to a diverse pool of immigrants from every continent, the United States has developed robust cheese-making industry overtime that reaches from coast to coast. From small artisanal makers to some of the largest cheese-producing facilities in the world, the cheese industry in the United States produces an astounding variety of award-winning cheeses of exceptional flavor, texture, and quality.
From now until 9th December, the USA Cheese Guild™ is going to enhance engagement with customers in a new interactive format beyond their pop-up digital platform – where its welcoming mixed media video in the front page features a real-life location, cheese beauty shots, and animated characters to take guests on a memorable ‘50s-era journey throughout the U.S. to experience its unique cheese culture. Also, fun facts, music, and voice will be displayed in a “Jukebox” cheese selector. Guests might dig deeper into product information along with a full array of recipes and share the ‘50s diner experience on social media channels.
USA Cheese is available at all Wellcome, PARKnSHOP, and all department stores’ supermarkets. For more information and all the latest news from USA Cheese Guild™, please follow @USACheeseGuildHK on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.