A Year Of Cheese Holidays, Starting With National Swiss Cheese Day

January 2nd is National Swiss Cheese Day. After a brief explanation of “Swiss” cheese, we’ll head into all of the year’s cheese holidays. > The history of cheese. > The different types of cheese: a glossary.     THERE IS NO ONE SINGLE “SWISS” CHEESE  Swiss cheese is the generic name used in the U.S.…
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FOOD FUN: Why Ask Why? Food Trivia

Top: Crackers have pin holes so the air escapes and they don’t rise. Photo courtesy PantryPacker.com. Bottom: A checmical in mint tricks the brain info feeling coolness. Photo by Jeffrey Collingwood | SXC.   Here are some fun food facts adapted from TodayIFoundOut.com Why Chiles Taste Hot The heat in chiles comes from a colorless,…
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CHEESE: Rolf Beeler, Cheese Rock Star

Only a few consumers know the name Rolf Beeler. But among lovers of the finest Swiss cheeses, he is a rock star. Beeler is a Swiss affineur (ah-fee-NUHR), an expert in aging cheeses, and a maître fromagier, or master cheesemonger. A cheesemonger is a vendor of cheese; but he can’t sell it until the affineur…
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