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The Google App Is Getting Cheesy


As glamorous as the life of a cheese lover may be, it isn’t all fun and games. Maybe you want to know all there is to know about cheese, but since there’s so much out there, where do you even begin? Maybe you don’t care all too much about cheese knowledge—you just like eating cheese—but your friends start expecting you to know things and ask you their cheese questions. Maybe you’re at a fancy party with some impressive cheese info in hand, but someone else steals your fact and you’re blanking on something else to add. Well, according to Eater, a new update on the Google smartphone app has your back during these struggles.

Photo Credit: Google via Eater

Photo Credit: Google via Eater

The feature serves as a cheese search engine, providing you with a picture of the cheese in question along with a Wikipedia description of the cheese’s look, texture, taste, milk source, country or region of origin, aging info, related cheeses, and more. The feature gives users access to over 400 types of cheeses, along with videos on how to make cheesy meals and where to find nearby cheese shops. You can get your cheese questions answered by asking your question while holding down the mic button in the Google app.

This cheesy update is great for when you need some basic cheese info stat, but, as a spokesperson explained, it “will not replace the deep knowledge of your local cheesemonger.” Of course, if you want some more in-depth information on cheeses and their pairings without going to a cheesemonger, you can always check out our extensive Cheese Library, and if you do want to talk to an expert in-person, our retailer directory can help you find the nearest one. And if you really want to impress your friends at your next wine and cheese night, our Cheese Dictionary will equip you with not only the knowledge of a true cheese guru but the language of one as well.

With so many resources available available to us, we can all be cheese experts in no time!

Sarah Cummings

Sarah Cummings is a native New Yorker braving the Boston winters to study Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. In her spare time, she can often be found rock climbing, cuddling the neighborhood cats, or integrating goat cheese into her every meal.