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How is cheese made?


Little miss muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey

mmm yummy cheese

Then along came a spider, who sat down beside her

and frightened miss muffet away!

Did you know that curds are what we need to make yummy cheese?

How is cheese made?

It all starts with milking a cow.

The milk is then sent to the dairy factory where it is loaded into big containers. The cheese makers add rennet to the milk to make it curdle.

Afterwards the milk is heated up to get any nasty bacteria out of the cheese. Afterwards the cheese maker separates the curds and whey. The curd is then pressed into cheese. Finally it’s weighed, wrapped and put on a truck.

That’s how it ends up in the supermarket and finally in your tummy!

Did you know?

If you want to be healthy and strong you should eat three servings of dairy a day? All it takes is a piece of cheese, a glass of milk and a tub of yoghurt, then you’ll be the strongest kid in school!

Making your own butter


How yummy is butter? Especially on a piece of toast in winter!

Cheese and butter are Elva's speciality!

Did you know you can make your own butter at home and all it takes is a little bit of shaking?

What you’ll need:

- a glass jar with a lid

- heavy whipping cream

- a strainer

- a pinch of salt

- some bread to try your butter with!


1) Fill your glass jar half way with cream and screw the lid on

shake, shake, shake!

shake, shake, shake!

2) Shake the jar really hard, this will take about 20 minutes so you might want to take turns with your parents or friends!

3) Once a lump has formed pour the mixture into a strainer to get rid of the buttermilk

4) Rinse your butter lump under cold water and place back into the jar, add a little salt and mix gently

5) Spread your butter on the bread

6) Eat!

Did you know?

That butter is made from milk, but do you know where milk comes from?

From a cow!