- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 27, 2007
Whether your tastes run to the reliable yellow squares or the funky, moldy stuff, this well-cultured episode illuminates the amazingly varied world of this universal delicacy.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- Enjoy this comprehensive sampler of what some say is the best thing that ever happened to milk.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Just a few simple ingredients - milk, bacteria and rennet - and you're on your way to creating one of the most sublime foods on Earth. Considered a gift straight from the gods by the Ancients, cheese appears in most civilizations and has had a long and fascinating history. It can be as sophisticated as fine wine or it can be spread in bulk onto the 3 billion pizzas Americans consume annually.
In this mouth-watering episode, MODERN MARVELS® takes you on a voyage of culinary discovery, unlocking the mysteries of this fundamental yet complex food.
From cheddar to brie, Parmesan to blue, take a look at both ancient techniques and new technologies behind some of the world's most popular cheeses. Visit the cow pastures of Wisconsin and the giant cheese factories of California to discover how cheese is made. Travel through history from the Roman Empire's diversity of cheeses to the 19th Century birth of industrial cheese.
Anyway you slice it, CHEESE, this everyday food item, is far more captivating than you could have imagined.