2015
04.11

From MSN.com comes this slightly off-putting story:

cheese grommitThe DNA blueprints are inserted into the yeast, which creates cheese that is vegan-compatible because of the lack of animal products.

Some of the DNA strands are from humans, because the developers hope milk proteins made from our own species will mean less chance of allergic reactions.

2015
04.10

Mad fake chedda

Mad fake chedda

2015
04.09

From our beloved Annals of Improbabale Research:

Of the many and varied possible solutions offered to explain the French Paradox, wine drinking is perhaps the most common. (examples: [1] [2] ) But not everyone is 100% convinced that the paradox has been resolved once and for all. Some say, perhaps it’s not wine, maybe it’s cheese?

2015
04.06

From quartz.com:

This is the story you’ll often hear about how humans discovered cheese: one hot day 9,000 years ago, a nomad was on his travels, and brought along some milk in an animal stomach—a sort of proto-thermos—to have something to drink at the end of the day. When he arrived, he discovered that the rennet in the stomach lining had curdled the milk, creating the first cheese.

2015
04.01

3D Cheese Printer

http://cheesenotes.com/post/115206516519/easy-cheese-3d-printer

2015
03.19

People Try Vegan Cheese For The First Time

From BuzzFeed’s video channel on YouTube:

2015
03.01

Italian bank’s piles of edible gold

This comes to us from CNN:

In simple terms, the bank takes the cheese from local parmesan producers in exchange for a cheap loan. It charges between 3% to 5% interest, depending on the quality of the cheese, and a fee for making sure the cheese matures properly in their air-conditioned, humidified vault.

This mechanism ensures that in the two years it takes the cheese to mature, credit keeps flowing. In these tough economic times, this allows producers to feed their cattle, pay their staff….and just keep producing. If for whatever reason, the cheese producer defaults on the loan, the bank has the cheese to sell on.
2015
02.26

Japan’s new bake-able cheesecake Kitkats.

Japan's new bake-able cheesecake Kitkats.

2015
02.25

Oldest cheese

From ryot.org:

While Gouda can be aged for five years — some cheeses for ten — this one dates back as far as 1615 BC, which makes it older than Jesus Christ.

Buried with ancient mummies in China, the cheese was found on the necks and chests of Bronze Age cheese aficionados.

2015
02.11

From The Telegraph:

She has now been diagnosed with Nocturnal Eating Disorder – a rare side effect of ADHD medication that means her body craves sustenance in the middle of the night.

and…

“The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten in a night is an entire wheel of cheddar cheese.”

As well as snack food, sleep-walking Miss Archibald has managed to munch her way through four portions of spaghetti bolognaise in a night and even make toast.

She said: “It isn’t really seen as an eating disorder, apparently it’s more of a parasomnia.