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American Cheese…or is it?

Like most American kids, I grew up on good ol’ Kraft American cheese. In fact, for the first few years of my life it was pretty much all I ate on a regular basis.  I would fold it into tiny squares and eat each section one at a time or nibble around the edges, working my way in. It was fun, tasted great,  and no worries about cutting myself with a knife thanks to those individual plastic wrappers.

Unfortunately, it turns out I may not have been eating cheese after all! Mind-blowing, I know! the following video is an informative (and pretty funny) tell-all on America’s most popular cheese….product.

Thanks to Culture Magazine for bringing this to my attention. Stay Cheesy!

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Self-proclaimed “Cheesiest Place On Earth” aims for Olympic gold

While Olympic athletes may not be chowing down on gooey, greasy, golden grilled cheese sandwiches, visitors to Vancouver, and more specific Squamish, Canada are flocking to Grilled Fromage Diner. The self-proclaimed “cheesiest place on earth” grilled cheese diner has a sandwich for anyone’s cheese taste. From the basic “Missionary” sandwich made with butter and Kraft singles to the “High Roller” made with lobster, smoked gruyere, garlic butter on sourdough, there are a total of 57 varieties to devour with a side of cheese puffs.

Colin Bush opened his kitchy diner in October 2009 with modest traffic but perfect timing regarding the countdown to the Olympic rush from Whistler, Vancouver.  Now open for “brekkie” and offering croissant sandwiches business should be booming.

Reviews have been on the positive side regarding taste and ambiance (a smattering of nostalgia on every wall) pricing and overwhelming offerings may leave some patrons wishing they had just cooked at home. Pricing varies from about $4.00 for the “Missionary” to over $15.00 for the “High Roller”.  For more on the Grilled Fromage, click on the link below.

Vancouver Sun

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Cheesy ebay contest…What the heck did I buy?

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 thehousemouse1@gmail.com and the best (and most accurate) answer wins the box and a tip of the hat here on The House Mouse! Good Luck!

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