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In Queso You Missed It May 20th

Good morning, cheese lovers! Before you get to grocery shopping and meal prepping on this springy Sunday, take some time to chow down on the cheesiest news. Productivity can wait; there’s MDMA-spiked brie, pizza delivery by plane, cheese-topped bananas, and more to catch up on. 

Here’s what you may have missed this week:

  • In London, forget the wine, curious cheese connoisseurs are taking brie to a whole new level: One group of women is turning “brieing” into a party trend—that’s wrapping powdered MDMA in brie for an experience that’s uh, full of ecstasy.
  • Sadly, French authorities have linked several cases of E.coli in young children to Reblochon, leading 329 tons of cheese to be recalled.
  • Stateside, JetBlue made pizza dreams come true by delivering those classic NYC slices to LA, all by plane, of course.
  • The Cheese Grotto just may be the best way to store cheese at home. If you don’t believe us, take it from renowed cheese expert Steven Jenkins.
  • Thought seafood and cheese didn’t mix? Well, here’s why.
  • We’re all about Tia Keenan’s new Short Stack book on chèvre and we’re going bananas for this dessert-like breakfast that’s topped with cheese.
  • Treat your furry friend to something new, like this automated cat toy shaped like cheese.
  • Spring is prime time to purge the kitchen and according to GQ, this is the only cheese grater you need.
  • Stock up your office treats for the week with this guide to the best grocery store snack cheeses.

Bettina Makalintal

Bettina Makalintal is culture's former editorial assistant. With a background in the food industry and as a bike mechanic, she can often be found biking in search of new donut shops.

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