17 Jul

At Trenchers we are always looking for interesting blogs about the products that we use, and we have been contacted by Jen Reviews at https://www.jenreviews.com/cheese/ who had a great blog detailing the “15 health benefits of cheese according to science”

Taken from Jen Reviews:

2. Cheese Can Have a Positive Effect on Your Dental Health

A study done by dental professionals showed that eating cheese might help to prevent dental cavities. Four groups were tested, consuming milk, sugar-free yogurt, paraffin, and cheese, and the pH balance in various areas of their mouths were tested before and after consumption. A pH level lower than 5.5 can leave your teeth at risk for erosion due to acids created in your mouth. While the groups who drank milk, and ate paraffin and sugar-free yogurt showed no significant change, the group who ate cheese experienced an increase in pH levels (5).

The findings may be the result of increased saliva production, due to chewing, which protects teeth from erosion. It could also be that certain components of the cheese adhered to the teeth, protecting them from acid. Either way, your teeth are made up of the same substances as your bones. Just as cheese is beneficial for your bone health, it can also have positive effects on your dental health.

Bottom Line: Cheese can keep your teeth strong and prevent expensive dental work that results from decay.

Bocadillo,originating from Spain and Latin America, this is Spanish style bread,cut horizontally lengthways and traditionally seen as humble food.? Bocadillos are often eaten in cafes and tapas bars.

Bruschetta ? some will say that bruschetta are not sandwiches at all.? These are open sandwiches originating from Italy, often consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil.? They are versatile as you can top them with just about anything and are often seen in this country as an appetiser.

Croque-Monsieur originate from France.? They are a grilled ham & cheese sandwich and were probably first seen in the early 1900s.? My first experience of a croquet-monsieur was in Calais in around 1982.

Doner Kebab are Turkish in origin and are now a mainstay of the end of a boozy night out in this country!? Meat is cooked on a spit (traditionally veal or beef mixed with lamb and spices) and wrapped either in flatbread or pitta.

Is a Hot Dog a sandwich at all?? It makes our list none-the-less.? Many associate the hot dog with New York when German immigrants introduced their frankfurter sausages in the early 1900s.? Cooked sausage is served in a sliced bun with garnish.? Do you have yours with ketchup or mustard or both?

Paninis are now seen all over the country and are a grilled ciabatta.? Traditionally filled with deli style ingredients they are a really popular choice in the UK.

Hamburgers have become one of the most popular foods in the world.? A cooked meat patty is placed inside a sliced hamburger bun and these are another Americanised import from Germany. Watch any food programme on those odd food channels and you?ll see some of the strangest combinations, enough to make your stomach turn!

Melts were introduced probably from the US and are simply a toasted sandwich ? but not done in a Breville!? Sometimes melts are grilled or fried (yuck!) and the most popular melt of all combines tuna with either Gruyere of Emmental cheese.

Souvlaki is a favourite from Greece. Pieces of grilled meat on a skewer are served in pitta bread with garnishes. Were going to be having some of these on holiday in Crete during August  looking forward to it!

Submarines (or more commonly subs) are simply a long roll of Italian or French style bread with various fillings. Named from their shape, a mix of Italian and American cuisine, they are one of the most popular lunchtime options in the Western world today.

What do you think about our list?? There’s probably 30 or 40 other options, but what?s your favourite?? Tell us on Twitter.

We have some great cheese fillings included in our lunches at Trenchers, try ordering the classic sandwich platter, which will have cheddar and brie options included in the fillings. trenchers-midlands.co.uk/office-catering-menu