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Sweet, Cheesy Dreams


In 2005, the British Cheese Board decided to investigate the long-held belief that eating cheese before bedtime can give you nightmares. After feeding two hundred volunteers various British cheeses and analyzing the subjects of their dreams, the Board concluded that cheese not only doesn’t produce nightmares, but that sometimes the type of cheese itself might influence the course of the dream!

A few years ago there were reports that different types of British cheese gave people different kinds of good and bad dreams,  though none of the study volunteers reported having nightmares as such. Stilton-eaters had bizarre dreams, fans of Red Leicester dreamt about the past, and those who ate Lancashire before bed dreamt about the future. If you want to dream about celebrities, apparently you should make Cheddar your bedtime snack.

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Julia Domenicucci

Julia Domenicucci is an online editorial intern for culture who loves to try new foods almost as much as she loves trying new books. Born just outside of Boston and now attending school in the heart of it, Julia has come to really love the city, its art museums, and all the restaurants in the North End.

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