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Ruminations - Government Cheese

Warm Memories of Government Cheese


Anyone who’s ever had a good subsidy knows the magic of “government cheese.” For those who don’t know, it resembles cheddar in texture but is not unlike Velveeta; it’s vaguely processed but with a resistant, hard-cheese feel. It’s orange in the way that traffic cones and Donald Trump are orange and comes in large, rectangular […]

A Childhood Romance with American Cheese


Stealing Slices When I had a slice of American cheese in my hand, all was right with the world. It was summertime and I had spent the day swimming in a friend’s pool. At the barbecue, each child was handed an individually wrapped cheese slice to place on a hamburger. I had never seen cheese […]