US cheese unveils new Cheeseboard App

To make it easier than ever to enjoy cheeses produced in the United States, the USA Cheese Guild has created the USA Cheeseboard app, which features cheese profiles, over 150 recipes by cheese type, and almost 300 cheese and beverage pairings. The app aims to help educate chefs and consumers about the craftsmanship, quality, variety, and versatility of US-made cheeses. The app is available as a free download on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Some of the cheeses highlighted in the app include:
Monterey Jack Cheese
One of the first uniquely American cheeses, Monterey Jack, was invented in 1882 by David Jacks, a dairy owner and businessman in Monterey, California. Monterey Jack is an excellent melting cheese that enhances the flavour of soups, sauces, and casseroles. The USA Cheese Board app recommends a creative beverage pairing with barley shōchū, a Japanese spirit with a nutty flavour, or more traditional pairings such as IPA (Indian Pale Ale).
The US is the world's largest cheddar cheese producer, with more than 1.7 million metric tons currently produced annually, five times more than in England and 60% of world production, said the Cheese Board. The state of Wisconsin makes the most cheddar cheese in the US. Mild Cheddar is aged for up to three months, medium Cheddar is aged for three to six months, and sharp Cheddar is aged for six months or more. The app recommends pairing Cheddar with several beers, such as IPA or stout and goes well with bourbon, aged tequila, full-bodied red wines, and ports.
Cream Cheese
Cream cheese was invented in 1872 in New York State, and this soft, creamy, mild cheese continues to be an American favourite. It is a globally renowned ingredient for cheesecakes and other sweet and savoury recipes. Apart from dishes, cream cheese can be paired with various drinks, including soju, aged tequila, dark rum, and rosé wine.
The USA Cheese Guild is also launching a new website this May, featuring dairy farmers, cheesemaker profiles and award-winning cheeses, recipes, videos, and more.

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