"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
Cook
 
Chrissy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 90
Smile Too much cheese a bad thing?

Hi all,

I really love cheese and feel like it improves the taste of many dishes, but I hear that too much cheese isn't good for the digestive system. Does it slow it down? Is this true for all cheeses? Or just the ones that are processed?

I thought that cheese is a good type of fungus?

__________________

__________________
Chrissy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Selkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 3,796
Cheese isn't a fungus. It's a concentrated milk fat, and too much of anything, particularly a fat, isn't necessarily a good thing, even if it is tasty.

Processed cheese food (fake cheese) is a vegetable oil product, and in my opinion, not as healthy as real cheese.
__________________

__________________
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard
Selkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
Cook
 
Chrissy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 90
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Selkie View Post
Cheese isn't a fungus. It's a concentrated milk fat, and too much of anything, particularly a fat, isn't necessarily a good thing, even if it is tasty.

Processed cheese food (fake cheese) is a vegetable oil product, and in my opinion, not as healthy as real cheese.

I see. So what cheese tastes good and is healthy too? Something like Greek or French feta? I'm not really a fan of cheese that is too sour or salty.
__________________
Chrissy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
Executive Chef
 
Selkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 3,796
There are hundreds of varieties of cheese and new ones entering the market every week. Here is a web site you might use for further guidance:

Types of Cheese | The Cheese Info Site
__________________
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard
Selkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.