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- How much cheese do you eat per week?
- How often do you buy cheese from the grocery?
- continent /KON-tn-uhnt /
- widely /WAHYD-lee /
- export /ik-SPAWRT/
- layer /LEY-er/
- scale /skeyl/
[noun] – one of the seven large land masses on the earth’s surface, surrounded, or mainly surrounded, by sea and usually consisting of various countries
In today’s lesson, the children learned about the seven continents.
[adverb] – including a lot of different places, people, subjects, etc
Tofu is an ingredient that is widely used in Asian countries.
[verb] – to send goods to another country for sale
France also exports chocolate spreads.
[noun] – a level of material, that is different from the material above or below it, or a thin sheet of a substance
My aunt’s wedding cake has eight layers.
[noun] – a set of numbers, amounts, etc., used to measure or compare the level of something
He asked me to rate the book on a scale of 1 to 10.
The Spanish cheese is a product of Quesos y Besos (Cheeses and Kisses), a factory in southern Spain that is operated by only six employees. Silvia Peláez, the head cheesemaker said, “We are a small cheesemaker in Jaen,” a city in southern Spain best known for its widely exported olives. Olavidia is characterized by olive stone ash layers in the middle.
Around 250 judges, including food scientists, cheese sellers, and chefs were present at the event. They scored the entries based on their look, feel, smell, and taste. The competition began with 88 contestants. In the final round of the judging, where 16 finalists remained, the judges voted by raising cards bearing a number, on a 1 to 10 scale. Olavidia was the last to be judged among the entries. A blue cheese from Oregon called Rogue River Blue was the winner in 2019. The annual cheese competition was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- How many entries did Spain’s Olavidia beat?
- How many votes did France’s Fromagerie Berthaut get?
- How many employees run Quesos y Besos?
- Who were present at the event?
- How did the judges vote during the final round?
- Have you tried cheese from Europe? If not, would you like to try one? Why?
- Do you know anyone who loves cheese? If not, would you like to give anyone a box of cheese as a gift? Why?
- If you were to organize a cooking competition, what local dish would you like the contestants to cook?
- Which among these factors is the most important when judging a cheese product? (look, taste, smell)
- In your opinion, should there be more global food competitions? Why or why not?