Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day. This staple dairy ingredient can be found in all four corners of the world, paired with almost every dish imaginable. There are over 900 – 1,400 cheese types which are classified by taste and by texture. These include fresh cheese (Ricotta), soft-cheese (Feta), semi-soft cheese (Fontina), semi-hard cheese (Gouda), hard cheese (Cheddar), blue cheese (Gorgonzola), as well as the curd cheese (Mozzarella).
The exact origins of this now immensely popular dairy product are lost to the sands of time, however it is estimated that the art of cheese making dates back to over 7,200 years, following recent discoveries along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Quickly establishing itself as a luxury food item, cheese became an ever present, and continually improved product by the likes of the Egyptians, Greeks and especially the Romans; who advanced cheese-making techniques and helped spread it across the Mediterranean.
It was only late into the 18th century that arguably the best combination for cheese was discovered. According to legend, Italian tavern owner and Naples native Raffaele Esposito, along with his wife, were requested to prepare a pizza for the Queen Margherita of Savoy and King Umberto I. The Esposito family were admitted into the royal kitchens, preparing a total of three pizzas; the last of which used toppings of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil, in an attempt to emulate the red, white and green of the Italian flag. It has been claimed by sources at the time, that this was the first time pizza was ever made with mozzarella cheese. By impressing the royal family with the pizza, the Esposito family successfully used the queen’s recommendation to promote their new dish, affectionately naming it the pizza Margherita.
Some of the most successful and globally recognised brands in the world owe their success to this product. Companies like the leading pizza delivery experts, Domino’s, give utmost importance to the quality of mozzarella used on their pizzas. The American Pizza company has perfected the art of pizza making by sourcing the best ingredients on the market, by using top of the range equipment, perfectly trained staff, all topped off with their 100% mozzarella cheese.
What better way is there to enjoy this National Cheese Lovers Day than with a delicious Domino’s starter and pizza? Customers are free to benefit from a number of available offers, by easily ordering online, through the Domino’s app, or by phone.
For more information, or to order yourself a delicious pizza, call us on (+356) 2144 2144 or visit us on www.dominos.com.mt. Domino’s Malta is a Retail and Hospitality Business Unit within Famalco | Building Businesses.