Best of the Blog (Surprising Cheese Moments of 2012)
As the year winds down and the best-of lists start flying, I'd be remiss not to single out some of the best, blog-est and most interesting cheese stuff we've encountered on the blog in 2012:
My inner anarchist delighted in cheese-smuggling Canadian cops who confirmed that the siren song of cheese crime corrupts even (or especially) the law.
And in the "surprising" cateogry, Norwegian chef and cookbook author Andreas Viestad's childhood inspiration was unexpected, if only because it was a Norwegian praising a Swede!
There's not much funny about struggling dairy farmers, but cows switching from cottonseed and corn to M&Ms and Gummi Worms was an unexpected result of high feed prices this year.
Speaking of Scandinavia, photographer Becca Dilley tapped a rich vein of Upper Midwest cheese in her photo essay on roadside cheese kitsch.
Another photo essay stood out this year. Laurel Miller and Barry Staver's stunning essay on Colorado Correctional Industries prison dairy.
Who could forget this devious little video from way back in March, toying with us so cruelly?
A recent discovery by French researchers deserves a mention: it turns out that Penicillium roqueforti is having sex all up in your cheese. Video related, but not technically on-topic.
Finally, August brought us the hottest cheese track since Jay Z checked cheddar back in '03. YN RIch Kids for the win.
Bonus: Biggest Miss, 2009 edition:
Our blog wasn't exactly roaring at the time, but it shocks me to admit that we've never shared MythBuster's cheese cannon experiment with you. Mea culpa, and happy 2013!Heap of Gummi Bears by Artnow314