What do Napoleon, Emperor Charlemagne, and Charles de Gaulle have in common? Besides being heavy-duty leaders in history, these guys loved their cheese. Wonder how Camembert got its name or the difference between blue cheese, Roquefort, and Gorgonzola? Dubby Bhagat of The Himalayan Times has put together a brief list of some famous cheeses and how they came into being.
For a more in-depth history, check out The Nibble’s article which breaks down cheese throughout history by time period. No surprise the Dark Ages were stagnate for cheese innovation.
Read full articles at Saying Cheese and The History of Cheese.
Photo source: Mentalfloss
Ebay can be fun and exciting as long as the wallet doesn’t get too strained. While searching for cheesy items (and I don’t mean kitchy) I happened on hundreds of listings for cool stuff. I love antiques and if they have to do with cheese, well, I’m all in. Above is a photo of my first fromage find and it wasn’t too expensive. In fact, the shipping cost more than the item! So, here I am with this rockin’ cool wooden Kraft cheese box only to be stymied by my trusty Google and Bing in finding any information regarding how it was used or even when.
And so, dear readers, I turn to you all to help fill in the blanks. If anyone out there knows anything about this item send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the best (and most accurate) answer wins the box and a tip of the hat here on The House Mouse! Good Luck!