Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Gettin' Cheesy With It

 Well, ladies and gents, it looks like we have a chill in the air. 20 Days of Chill to be exact. The January writing challenge is back in gear, so let's see if I can get motivated. The first prompt is "Gettin' Cheesy With It".

So what do we mean when we say something is cheesy? Cheap, tacky, lacking in taste? 

That's one way to look at it, but I much prefer to take a culinary view, and that is definitely not lacking in taste. On the contrary, it is quite tasty. In addition to it's delectable goodness, here are some interesting and unusual facts about, you guessed it, cheese.

  • The calcium in cheese makes it great for your teeth and bones. 
  • Cheese can help you sleep.

  • Some cheeses are safe for the lactose intolerant.
  • The same bacterium causes both smelly cheese and smelly feet. 
  • The world's most expensive cheese is made with donkey milk.
  • It's not the carbon dioxide that causes holes in cheese, but instead it is tiny flecks of hay in the milk.
  • Mice don't actually like cheese. [It is my personal experience that they DO like peanut butter.]

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  1. I do love me some cheese. A few weeks ago, we went to an artisan place that had some cheddar from the UK. He said... ignore all the aged or extra sharp etc., this is what cheddar should be. After giving us a taste, we ended up buying some. It was so good. Of course, not totally cheap, but worth it!

  2. Sounds delicious. What is it called?


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