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Fan Photo: Wood-n’t you like some cheese?


Each week we scan our Facebook and Twitter pages for photos submitted by our fans. For your chance to be featured on our blog and win an issue of the magazine, post a delicious, cheesy image to facebook.com/culturecheesemag or twitter.com/culturecheese tagged with #culturefanphoto.


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This week’s fan photo winner is Pauline L., who posted her gnarly pic of pecorino aged “in fossa,” or in a pit. This practice, which dates as far back as the 15th century, involves wrapping cheeses in cloth bags before placing them in a sealed hay-lined pit to age. In the case of the pecorino pictured above, the resulting cheese resembles the wooden cutting board it sits atop. We wish we could have been there to try it!

Congrats, Pauline! Look for your free issue in the mail. Keep on cheesin’!

Photo Credit: Featured image courtesy of Eric C Bryan via Compfight 

Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn is an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.

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