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This guide discusses kinds of cheese, food values found in cheese, uses for cheese, how to cook with and buy cheese, and the care and storage of cheese. A cheese lover's guide and recipe are included.

Cheese has been an important food for centuries and is still widely used in various parts of the world. Many varieties have been developed, each with its own special flavor. The wide range in price, excellent food value and good keeping quality make it easy to use cheese often in planning nutritious meals.