President Andrew Jackson was gifted a 1,400-pound block of cheese by a New York dairy farmer. The cheese remained on display at the White House for over a year but was entirely eaten by a large crowd during Jackson's final party as President. foodandwine.com/news/real…
The study that was reported in saying β€œcheese is just as addictive as drugs” actually found no such thing. The dietician who made the questionable claim works for an advocacy group called the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which pushes veganism and urges people to shun cheese. time.com/4090741/cheese-a…
Canada eats the most macaroni & cheese out of any nation in the world foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/n…
Today I learned about "Aztec Cheese", a fast growing algae, was responsible for the protein needs of the 1.5 million residents of the Lake Texcoco region. Today, it is known as the super food "Spirulina" and is sold in tablet form. mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/h…
American cheeses have that distinctive orange color because producers dye it with a natural food additive, Annatto. The color was once considered to indicate higher quality cow diet and superior quality cheese. curd-nerd.com/annatto-wha…
Vodka can be made entirely from milk, with the curds from the same milk going to make cheese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
John Cleese's surname was changed in 1923 by his father, who believed that the original surname "Cheese" was embarrassing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
On 18 October 1766, the people of Nottingham reacted to a food shortage by looting cheese wheels from merchants in what became known as the Great Cheese Riot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
President Andrew Jackson once held an open house party at the White House at which he served a 1,400 lb block of Cheddar cheese. The White House is said to have smelled of cheese for weeks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Nachos - heated tortilla chips covered with melted cheese, olives and other food items - are named after their Mexican inventor Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nac…
Today I learned about pule cheese, a Serbian delicacy made out of donkey milk that costs around $1,136 a pound. scmp.com/magazines/style/…
The U.S. Government owned a stash of 500 million pounds of cheese that it kept in caves in the Midwest. history.com/news/governme…
There's no such thing as naturally orange cheese popsci.com/why-is-some-ch…
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…
Mozzarella sticks originate in 14th century Medieval France where a recipe for fried cheese sticks appeared in a book titled "Le MΓ©nagier de Paris." It was a guidebook on women's proper behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moz…
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…
In 2019 Russia imported 45,000 cows in an attempt carve out foreign milk and cheese bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Atari founder, Nolan Bushnell, created Chuck E. Cheese because he wanted to have an arcade space and pizza nolanbushnell.com/?mobile…
Colby Cheese production is nearly identical to Monterey Jack, the difference is that Colby is seasoned with annatto. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
That, until 2014, NCAA rules dictated that any bagels served to college athletes could not be paired with cream cheese. thedailygopher.com/2014/4…
Thomas Lipton, the tea merchant and yachtsman, promoted his Glasgow grocery with a giant cheese measuring 14 feet in circumference. Anticipating Willy Wonka, Lipton had gold coins placed within the massive dairy product for lucky customers to find. With no broken teeth if truly lucky. bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-…
There is no discernible difference in the taste of white cheddar and yellow, or orange, cheddar cheese. huffpost.com/entry/orange…
The word "Yankee" was originally a derogatory term, it came from the Dutch for "John Cheese"β€”which was the generic name used for the settlers in New York en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan…
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 2005 a cheese company in Quebec lost $50,000 worth of cheese in lake Baie des Ha! Ha! The company placed the cheese there the year before, believing the aging process would improve the taste. cbc.ca/news/canada/quebec…
It's a myth rats/mice absolutely love cheese, they prefer sweet foods animals.howstuffworks.com…
There is a traditional Sardinian cheese, Casu Marzu. It contains live maggots which aid in its fermentation, and the Italian and EU governments have both tried to ban it due to the health risks of its consumption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
, when Americans take pictures, we're usually asked to say "cheese", in China they say, "eggplant" and in Bulgaria they say, "cabbage", among other things in other countries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Say…
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 book titled 20 Slices doesn't use paper for its pages. It's made of cheese. It has become trendy among college librarians to acquire it for their academic collections. Some copies get stored not on regular bookshelves but instead in the staff fridge. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Cheddar Cheese originates from a Village in Somerset, England, named Cheddar. The Cheese was first made in the caves of the village. cheddarvillage.co.uk/
Chuck E. Cheese was originally a division of Atari. It was the pet project of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, who wanted to expand video game arcades beyond more adult locations like pool halls to a child- and family-friendly venue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
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…
The Hula burger. In 1962, Ray Kroc added a grilled piece of pineapple with a slice of cheese in a bun as a meatless option for Catholics on Lent. Needless to say, it didn’t last very long money.howstuffworks.com/5…
A lot of cheeses aren't vegetarian because Rennet - the enzymes that separate milk into curds and whey - is primarily made from ground-up calf stomach en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
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…
A Swiss watch making company H-Moser once made a watch with Swiss cheese as the casing for the watch in protest to the Switzerland watch laws regarding the Swiss made label for being too relaxed. h-moser.com/en/news/01-20…
Chuck E. Cheese was supposed to be a coyote as opposed to a mouse; Nolan Bushnell ordered a coyote costume, but the shipment got screwed up and he got a mouse costume instead. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Today I learned about Chuck E Cheese's origin story. He grew up in an orphanage and did not know his own birthday. They celebrated birthdays on a weekly basis at the orphanage where they enjoyed pizza and sang "Happy Birthday", his favorite song. He's also really good at playing Pong and won $50 for it once. fatherly.com/news/chuck-e…
The pie chart in France is named after the round cheese Camembert. It is is called "un diagramme en Camembert." youtube.com/watch?v=atOpL…
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…
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/…
Chuck E cheese has gone bankrupt once before, was later gobbled up by showbiz Pizza, And then they all got converted into Chuck E cheese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
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…
The size and number of holes in Swiss cheese, also known as "eyes", can be controlled by adjusting the number of hay particles in milk used to make cheese. scientificamerican.com/ar…
, Wisconsin uses briny water from cheese production to de-ice their roads in winter. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
The word pie chart in English is obviously pie chart, in French it's camembert cheese, in Chinese it is pancake, and in Italian it is cake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
When Andrew Jackson became president of the USA, he was given a two-ton wheel of cheese as a gift from a farmer in New York. He left it in the White House foyer for a year and at his farewell party, he let everyone take as much as they wanted of it, leaving Jackson with barely any leftover. anchor.fm/foodhistory/epi…
Today I learned that Velveeta was the first cheese product to gain the American Medical Association's seal of approval wikipedia.org/wiki/Velvee…
Fondue was popularized in Switzerland by the Swiss Cheese Union as a ploy to increase cheese consumption. They created and promoted recipes for the ""spiritual defence of Switzerland". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fon…

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