Today I learned about the Oslo Breakfast, a meal that began to be served to Norwegian schoolchildren starting 1932. A typical version included an orange, milk, whole-wheat bread, rye biscuit, cheese, carrot and a spoon of cod-liver oil. It reportedly increased the average height of 14 year olds by 4 inches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osl…
Philadelphia Cream Cheese was invented in New York and has never been produced in Philadelphia. It's name is was a 1880s marketing strategy because at the time Philadelphia was known for high quality dairy. inquirer.com/food/philade…
Today I learned that the family name of Monty Python veteran, John Cleese, was actually Cheese, which his father felt was embarrassing, and changed it to Cleese when he enlisted during WWI. He later made it official by a deed poll in 1923. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1841 during a naval battle between Argentina and Uruguay, the ship from Uruguay ran out of cannonballs. The captain ordered his men to shove the hard balls of cheese they had onboard into the cannons and to fire those. The cheese tore holes in the Argentine ship's sails and killed 2 sailors. anchor.fm/foodhistory/epi…
The holes in Swiss cheese are called eyes and come from carbon dioxide bubbles released by the bacteria inside. Swiss cheese without the holes is referred to as blind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swi…
Luxembourg's version of Superman is Superjhemp, who unlike the American version has a sizeable belly and draws his powers from eating cheese and drinking beer. He also flies around with his hands in his pockets, "because every real Luxembourger has his hands in his pockets". luxtimes.lu/culture-life/…
Archaeologists Have Discovered the World's Oldest Cheese Inside an Ancient Egyptian Tomb Discovered To Be 3,200 year-old time.com/5371503/ancient-…
Because of the altitude at which they fly, U-2 pilots have to suck their food - provided in a toothpaste-like tube - through a straw built into their spacesuits. Because of the length of U2 missions, options include things like β€œcaffeinated apple pie” and β€œcaffeinated mac and cheese.” airman.dodlive.mil/2016/0…
The cheese slicer (OstehΓΈvel) was invented by Thor BjΓΈrklund (Nor). The legend has it that, frustrated at the un-even cheese slices he cut with a knife, he wanted to improve the cheese world. He realized that a carpenter’s plane could do the job and the cheese slicer was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Imelda Marcos & her husband hold the Guinness World Record for the Greatest Robbery of a Government. She once forced a plane to do a U-turn mid-air just because she forgot to buy cheese in Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ime…
Casu Marzu is a sheep milk cheese where live maggots are introduced to partially decompose it before human consumption. And it’s only available on the black market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Jaret Reddick, vocalist for Bowling for Soup and songwriter for Phineas and Ferb, has been the current voice actor for Chuck E. Cheese since 2012. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
A traditional Sardinian cheese, casu marzu, is eaten with live maggots in it. The maggots break down the cheese’s fats, making it exceptionally soft. Each cheese has thousands of maggots in it. The larvae can launch up to 15 cm, so diners hold their hands above the cheese to prevent this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Not all cheese is vegetarian insider.com/is-cheese-veg…
Chuck E. Cheese is no longer a rat and has officially been a mouse since 2012 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Parmesan cheese is not vegetarian due to the inclusion of animal rennet, an enzyme extracted from calves’ stomachs which used to set the cheese vegsoc.org/info-hub/veggi…
Parmesan cheese is the third most shoplifted item in Italy italymagazine.com/italy/c…
There is a small village in Switzerland called "ChΓ€s und Brot" (Cheese and Bread) . It's got its name in 1339, after Bernese troops ate cheese and bread there the evening before the battle of Laupen. The next day, they won decisively against the Burgundian army. schweizerbrot.ch/blog/auf…
After years of competition between Chuck E Cheese and Showbiz Pizza, Chuck E Cheese went bankrupt and was bought by Showbiz Pizza, who then proceeded to rebrand their locations as Chuck E Cheese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
, Wisconsin uses briny water from cheese production to de-ice their roads in winter. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
The Uruguayan navy once use stale cheese as cannonballs once they had run out during a battle against Brazil. The Uruguayans won the battle. economictimes.com/nation-…
Researchers discovered something dubbed "Cheese Metabolism". People who eat fatty cheese were found to paradoxically have healthier body compositions than those who don't. They theorize a substance in cheese called butyrate increases metabolism which can help people manage their weight better. vice.com/en_us/article/qk…
In January 2013, a lorry carrying 27 tonnes of Brunost (Brown Goat Cheese) caught fire in a Norwegian tunnel. The high temperature from the combusting fats and sugars caused the blaze to last five days and resulted in severe damage to the tunnel. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
The United States Government, in response to a failing dairy market, began to stockpile millions of pounds of cheese in 1977. This stockpile still exists and now contains over 1.3 Billion pounds of cheese across the US. history.com/news/governme…
James L. Kraft, the inventor of processed "American" cheese, was born a Canadian citizen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Keso, a brand of cottage cheese, is so popular in Sweden that many recipes list cottage cheese as Keso, the brand name. swedishfood.com/keso
Chuck E. Cheese’s official backstory is that he is an orphaned mouse who does not know his own birthday. To make up for never having a birthday party of his own, he hosts parties for children. And his middle name is Entertainment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Pabst Brewing Company made cheese (called Pabst-ett) as a way to survive Prohibition. vintagerecipeblog.com/201…
Washington State University makes and sells several types of cheese in tin cans(!) and has been doing so since the 1940s. creamery.wsu.edu/cougar-c…
Many aromatic cheese cultures are very similar to body microbes, like foot fungus and armpit bacteria. Many scientists think the culture origins actually were foot fungus and armpit bacteria. independent.co.uk/life-st…
While we don't consider pig milk to be a viable product for humans, the most expensive cheese ever sold was from a swine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
The FDA has banned Kraft Singles from using the term "pasteurized processed cheese food", meaning that all Kraft Singles are now known as "pasteurized prepared cheese product" instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Chuck E. Cheese does not have a Max age limit for parties. (See Party and Events FAQ line 14) chuckecheese.com/company/…
The original parmesan cheese is produced in Italy which the name of the cheese is originated as Parmigiano-Reggiano. And that there are differences between Parmigiano-Reggiano and parmesan cheese. thespruceeats.com/parmesa…
It's national cheese fondue day and bunch more others nationaldaycalendar.com/w…
Today I learned about the Cheshire Mammoth Cheese, which was a gift to Thomas Jefferson by Elder John Leland that weighed 1235 pounds, and was only made with non-Federalist cows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
The melting clocks in Salvador Dali's famous painting "The Persistence of Memory" were inspired when Dali saw the look of a Camembert cheese- a soft French cheese- melting in the sun bbc.com/culture/story/201…
The Credito Emiliano bank in Northern Italy has been accepting Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese as security for a bank loan since 1953. foxnews.com/food-drink/it…
The monstrous cyclops from Homer's "The Odyssey" loved cheese - and may have even "invented" feta. culturecheesemag.com/blog…
The the chemical formula of the salt that makes solid cheese smooth and creamy spells out NaCHO. cooksillustrated.com/scie…
"Nuclear Pasta" is the actual name of the type of matter believed to comprise the crust of neutron stars. If it does exist it would be the strongest material in the universe. It's phases have been given then names: gnocchi, spaghetti, lasagna, bucatini and swiss cheese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
Mr. Sketch scented markers have an Ice Cream line that includes "Stinky Cheese" as the scent for Blue wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Sk…
Many cheeses are not vegetarian as they use rennet as an ingredient, or curdled milk from the stomach of an unweaned calf, a byproduct of veal production. thespruceeats.com/what-is…
Sound velocities in Moon rocks are much lower than in any Earth rocks but surprisingly similar to many types of Earth cheese science.sciencemag.org/co…
Today I learned of 'Taco Rice' an Tex-Mex inspired Okinawan dish consisting of taco flavored hamburger meat on top of white rice along with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tac…
A 20-year-old has eaten almost nothing but Mac and Cheese for 17 years tampabay.com/news/florida…
Researchers played nonstop loops of Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest and Mozart to cheese wheels to find out how sound waves impacted flavor. Cheese wheels that were exposed to hip hop music had the strongest flavor. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Cheez Whiz was originally developed for the British market as a pre-packaged cheese sauce for use on a dish known as Welsh rarebit (Welsh rabbit). foodandwine.com/fwx/food/…
Sodium Citrate is the secret ingredient to make any cheese into smooth, creamy nacho cheese sauce. Coincidentally, Sodium Citrate's chemical formula is Na3C6H5O7 (NaCHO). cooksillustrated.com/scie…
Switzerland is among the top 5 coffee exporters in the world. In dollar amounts, coffee surpasses cheese and chocolates by a big margin. lenews.ch/2016/12/14/swis…
Thomas Jefferson helped popularize ice cream, mac & cheese, and french fries in America. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Disney is an anglicized version of the French name β€œD’Isigny”, meaning β€œFrom Isigny”. Descendants from the same ancestors as Walt formed a cheese company in France. They sometimes collaborate and make Mickey-themed cheese packages. isigny-ste-mere.com/disne…
In New York, a bagel that is toasted, buttered, or with cream cheese is taxable. Otherwise, a bagel by itself is exempt from taxation tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls…
It was Thomas Jefferson was a serious foodie, who introduced America to waffles, Mac and cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, and champagne. nationalgeographic.com/pe…
Tyromancy is the practice of predicting the future with cheese. interesly.com/tyromancy-p…
Today I learned that McDonalds tried to release a burger known as the Hula Burger. It consisted of pineapple, two slices of cheese, and a bun. No meat. I also learned that McDonalds has a fandom wiki. mcdonalds.fandom.com/wiki…
Royal Bank of Canada used machine learning to weigh the effect of a social media storm over Chipotle’s queso (cheese dip) debut. Shares of Chipotle fell by roughly 15 percent after the company released Q3/2017 earnings that missed analyst estimates digital.hbs.edu/platform-…
Today I learned of the legend of the French shepherd boy who hid his milk curds and bread in a cave to chase a beautiful girl. Although he lost the girl, a few weeks later he discovered his milk curds had become a tasty cheese with veins of a blue mold. Roquefort cheese is still made from the same mold. francetoday.com/food-drin…
The original Ketogenic diet called for 90% of calories from fat. That means bacon or full-fat cheese would need to be mixed with roughly equal amounts of butter to make Keto meals. charliefoundation.org/cla…
In 2016 the consortium of Italian cheese Grana Padano sued the producers of "The Bold And The Beautiful" for denigrating their product. telegraph.co.uk/news/2016…
A truck in Norway carrying 27 tonnes of Brunost (a delicacy cheese) caught fire in a tunnel. Due to the high fat and sugar content, the fire raged for 5 days and caused significant damage to the tunnel, requiring several months to repair it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
A possible inspiration for the dessert Baklava might have been the unfortunately named "placenta cake," an ancient Roman dish with several layers of dough, cheese, honey and bay leaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bak…
"Cheese-eating surrender monkeys" is an insult used to refer to French people. It first appeared in the Simpsons (1995) when Willy says "Bonjoooouuurrr, ya cheese-eatin' surrender monkeys" to a French class. The term has since entered two Oxford Quotation Dictionaries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Today I learned about Le Sandwich AmΓ©ricain, a popular sandwich in France with multiple hamburger patties and melted GruyΓ¨re cheese piled high with French fries on a toasted baguette. la-viande.fr/cuisine-acha…
The U.S. government used to buy the dairy industry’s excess cheese and butter in order to maintain the industry as a vital national resource. At its peak in 1983, the stockpile of excess milk fat, stored in cool caves in Missouri, grew to a value of more than $4 billion. nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us…
The guy who started Atari sold the company and used the money to start Chuck E. Cheese en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nol…
Thomas Jefferson helped make mac and cheese popular in the U. S. recipes.howstuffworks.com…
Casu Marsu, a delicacy among cheese from Italy, has fly maggots introduced into it on purpose to accelerate fermentation. While eating, keep your eyes closed! The maggots do not like to be disturbed and will launch themselves from the cheese as much as six inches. culturecheesemag.com/chee…
Most languages have their own "say cheese" phrase to get people to smile for a photo. For example, in France, they say "ouistiti", which is the French word for marmoset. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Say…
In 1981 the United States' 'government cheese' stockpile equaled more than 2lb per capita. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gov…
Orange cheese is fake. Long ago, cow’s cheese had a natural yellowish tint (a mark of quality) from the beta-carotene in their diet. Cheesemakers then started skimming the cream (the color source) for butter, while adding coloring to make their cheese look high quality. This is still done today. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
London’s smallest statue β€˜Two Mice Eating Cheese’ commemorates the death of two workmen who, in 1862, fell from scaffolding whilst arguing over a missing sandwich. It was actually stolen by mice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Ice cream, macaroni and cheese, French fries and champagne were all popularized in or introduced to America by President Thomas Jefferson nationalgeographic.com/cu…
Today I learned about Andy George who spent $1,500 and 6 months making a single sandwich completely from scratch. He did absolutely everything from making his own cheese to harvesting his own wheat. He made his own salt and made his own oil. He grew sunflowers and collected their seeds to extract fat. fortune.com/2015/09/23/15…
American Cheese Was Invented By a Canadian gizmodo.com/american-chee…
Cheeseburgers are called X-burguers in Brazil because the letter X in portuguese is pronounced like Cheese. There are also other types of burgers like the X-Tudo (X-Everything), which contains bread, meat, cheese, bacon, eggs, tomato, lettuce, ham, mayonnaise and sometimes even more ingredients. tudogostoso.com.br/receit…
Some Viking raiders converted to Islam and became cheese traders after their attacks were repulsed by Muslim Spain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vik…
Velveeta, American and Cheddar cheeses are only orange because it makes them look high quality. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
A woman mistook some cheese for cocaine and so she hired a hit man to kill a house full of people to steal it. The hit man then turned out to be a cop. cbsnews.com/news/cops-che…
In the Victorian era, people used to say β€˜prunes’ instead of β€˜cheese’ during photographs to make themselves look more serious as they still followed the habits of painted portraiture subjects. techxplore.com/news/2015-…
The current voice actor for Chuck E. Cheese is Bowling for Soup's lead singer journaltimes.com/business…
Little Miss Muffet was eating cottage cheese, which was known as "curds and whey" during the 17th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
Today I learned about Casu Marzu, a Sardinian cheese that is eaten with live maggots inside. cheese.com/casu-marzu/
Today I learned of Rolf Beeler, the β€œCheese Pope” who collected terroir-based cheese from other small cheesemakers to create his final product. He was considered the best cheese maker in the world by Swiss news. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
American Cheese is cheese that's been treated to allow it to melt without breaking apart or becoming greasy like traditional cheese seriouseats.com/2016/07/w…
Camembert cheese melting under the sun is what inspired Salvador Dali to paint the iconic β€˜The Persistence of Memory’. wikiart.org/en/salvador-d…
Ice Cream, Macaroni and Cheese, French Fries, and Champagne were all popularized in or introduced to America by President Thomas Jefferson mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Today I learned about Casu marzu cheese that's pecorino cheese that has a live infestation of maggots that break down the fat to make the cheese extremely soft. The cheese is eaten with the maggots still alive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Chuck E. Cheese's serves alcohol eater.com/2015/10/5/94551…
Monterey Jack was a real person, and owned the dairy that first mass-produced the cheese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Italy spent $50,000,000 bailing out the Parmesan cheese industry. thelede.blogs.nytimes.com…
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is so popular in Canada that it is marketed as Kraft Dinner. thewalrus.ca/manufacturin…
Since 1953, the Italian bank, Credito Emiliano, has accepted giant wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as collateral for business loans. italoamericano.org/story/…
There are four types of cheese rind: inedible wax (or paper or bark!), "bloomy" white like Brie, "washed" orange-y rind, and the "natural" rind that some cheeses form. foodandwine.com/news/chee…
Today I learned of matpakke (food package, or packed lunch), which is the most popular lunch choice for Norwegian students and workers. Individual slices of brown bread, topped with an additional ingredient (often liver pate, brown cheese, or jam), are separated by mellomleggspapir, or between-layer wax paper. bbc.com/worklife/article/…
In the 1980s, the US bought surplus cheese and butter to help maintain the industry. In 1981, President Reagan released 30 million pound of cheese from the stockpile. In 1983, government cheese was distributed to the under-privileged mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Traditional mozzarella cheese is made from water buffalo's milk cheese.com/mozzarella/
Chuck E. Cheese's full name is Charles Entertainment Cheese en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…

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