At a Mediterranean Diet conference that I attended recently it was interesting to note that the cooking demos I was able to catch both included cheese in their ingredients, as in “healthy food.” We’ve known it for years, that cheese was a near-complete, a “near-perfect” food.
While we certainly appreciate how cheese can enhanceÂ a recipe, we enjoy fine cheeses on their own, without having to cook with them. It’s great to see that more Americans are catching on to the cheese idea; well most of them. A new store that’s opening soon near where I live in lower Manhattan has a banner that claims: “We don’t cook with butter, cream, mayo, or other unhealthy fats!”Â Though the banner did not mention cheese, apparently not everyone has caught on yet.
Dean of Curriculum and Maître Fromager