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Say What? Culture Magazine’s straight talk on cheese names

Ever fall in love with a cheese only to be completely stumped on how to pronounce the name? Well, rejoice fellow fromagophiles because Culture Magazine has created a brief and entertaining video to break it all down for us. Stay Cheesy!

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Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters fire the Cheese Cannon

Those wacky guys from Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters spend their days tackling the craziest of myths and either proving or disproving their validity. Star busters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage use science, history, and ingenuity to recreate popular myths submitted by viewers and come up with some pretty amazing results. In Season 7, they were presented with a cheesy fable from the high seas and had cohorts Tory, Kari, and Grant put it to the test. 

The myth states that in 1847, Commodore Coe of the Uruguayan navy, short of ammunition, defeated the navy of Argentina by bombarding them with cheese cannon balls made of Edam. While Edam is a tasty cheese, it is a bit on the soft side so the team decided to include two other, harder, and period accurate fromage favorites; Smoked Gouda and Garrotxa. Which selection was top cheese? Check out the video below for the answer.

 

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Chevre: Not just for the cheese plate

Over the last few years I have come to love and appreciate goat’s milk cheese. From the nutty freshness of Garrotxa to the complex and beautiful Valencay. There are so many varieties of cheese made with goat’s milk and more coming to market all the time, I have no illusions of being able to taste them all. One type has become one of my favorites. Continue reading

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