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In Queso You Missed It May 19th

Bacteria often gets a bad rap. To address cultural squeamishness around bacteria, the “Selfmade” exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London took matters into its own hands. Scientists collected bacteria from the noses, armpits, and navels of five British celebrities to create a starter culture. The end result? A Stilton, cheddar, Comtè, mozzarella, and Cheshire with nontraditional origins. Kudos on the originality, but…would you try it?

Here’s what else you might have missed this week in cheese news:

  • We love any and all studies proclaiming the health benefits of cheese. Some Polish researchers recently announced that cheese consumption lowers the risk of death by eight percent. More brie, anyone? 
  • If you’re not a fan of the chunky texture of cottage cheese, then maybe you should try it whipped. It’s a perfect addition to toast or hash browns, or directly from the bowl. 
  • In celebration of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, SpareRoom announced a pizza with 41 cheeses— one from each of the countries participating. 
  • Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, maker of fan favorites like Bay Blue and Toma, was recently named the 2019 Small Business of the Year!
  • Say cheese! The Kangaroo Valley Show in Australia broke the Guinness World Record for the “largest cheese tasting event.” 
  • Western Pennsylvania was hit by a tsunami. A social media one, that is. When fans of Kennywood park’s famous Potato Patch fries noticed that the cheese had changed, they weren’t happy. 

Madeline Upson

A longtime lover of cheese and wine nights, Madeline finally got to use her love of cheese as former Editorial Assistant at Culture Magazine.

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