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7 rules of cheese to live by

7 rules of cheese to live by

Thanks to Corr Chilled for this great infographic on the "7 rules of cheese."

Study finds that cheese is as addictive as hard drugs

Using the Yale Food Addiction Scale, designed to measure a person’s dependence on, scientists found that cheese is particularly potent because it contains casein.

The substance, which is present in all dairy products, can trigger the brain’s opioid receptors which are linked to addiction.

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Video: Half Ton of Cheese Carved into the Statue of Liberty

This is perhaps the best use I've seen for commodity block cheddar, since of course you wouldn't ever want to eat the stuff. Sure it's a waste of food, and I am utterly opposed to wasting food, but here's an example of a food that just should never have been made in the first place. So you might as well turn it into art, I suppose.

In February, Showtime Networks hired ace cheese carver Troy Landwehr to convert 1200 pounds of cheddar into a likeness of the Statue of Liberty. The process took four days and is condensed into two minutes in the video above. Watch and be amazed...

Cheese as Beer Carrier

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Did anyone see the cheese-themed Bud Light ad during the Super Bowl tonight? Here's the premise: guy goes with his partner to a "wine and cheese party." Guy brings huge hunk of cheese with him. Takes it into the kitchen where the other guys are hanging out. "Dude, that's some serious cheese." Pulls the top off, and inside is a six-pack of Bud Light, a sight that duly impresses his bros. One of his friends pops open a baguette to reveal another bottle. The punchline? The box of wine is a portable TV set (with a football game playing on it of course). So...is the take-away that wine, cheese and bread aren't for "real men?" Come on.

I actually didn't catch it during the game, but I was in a loud bar rooting for the Giants and could've missed it. I saw it later on MySpace's Super Bowl Ads page, where you can view the whole ad now (look for the section called 1st quarter and click on the Bud Light ad all the way at the right).

Mice Don't Like Cheese

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File this one under, "Who the heck pays for this kind of research?" Reports are flooding in that a group of researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University have published a new study showing that mice prefer foods high in sugar like fruits and cereals, and would not be enticed by a block of cheese.

Dr. David Holmes, an animal behaviorist and head of the research team, claims that mice "respond to the smell, texture and taste of food and cheese is something that would not be available to them in their natural environment and therefore not

Eau de Stilton

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File this one under "what the ?#*@ will they think of next?" The UK-based Stilton Cheese Makers Association is releasing a Stilton-scented perfume called Eau de Stilton, as part of a broader campaign to encourage people to eat more of this famous blue cheese.

The SCMA enlisted ID Aromatics to re-create "the earthy and fruity aroma of

Stilton Ice Cream

The Stilton Cheese Makers Association, along with the British ice cream company Churchfield's Farmhouse, have announced the production of a stilton-flavored ice cream. Stilton is a blue-veined cheese from the UK that is milder than Roquefort or Gorgonzola, but richer than other British blue cheeses. Double cream (48% butterfat) is added to the cheese to make the ice cream.

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