No Whey! Six Surprising Facts About Cheese

Bet you didn’t know these deliciously cheesy facts.

Cheese. It’s so good, we’ve put it on nearly everything. Or rather, it’s so gouda, we’ve put it on nearly everything.

This week, Science Friday is celebrating all things cheese, from delicious mozzarella to cave-aged cheddar. You may know that cheese has a long and storied history, but were you aware of these cheesy facts?

Source: http://www.nature.com/news/art-of-cheese-making-is-7-500-years-old-1.12020


Source: http://www.historychannel.com.au/classroom/day-in-history/414/first-commercial-cheese-factory


Source: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/10/21/cheese-is-the-most-stolen-food-on-earth/


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8228131.stm


Source: http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun04/schizo.aspx


Source: http://www.nasoya.com/tofu-u/classroom/faqs-how-to-videos


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