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  • Make America Grate Again? There's 1.4 Billion Pounds Of Surplus Cheese In The U.S.

    01/10/2019 3:11:59 PM PST · by bgill · 54 replies
    wbur ^ | Jan. 8, 2019 | Jeremy Hobson
    More than 900,000 cubic yards of cheddar, American and Swiss currently sit in cold storage across the United States, enough cheese to form a wheel the size of the U.S. Capitol building. The excess is the biggest the country has seen since the government started keeping track a century ago, and it's 16 percent larger than the cheese surplus of 2016 when the government offered to buy up $20 million worth of excess cheese... "Part of it is changes in the domestic use of that milk." Another factor is trade — "a self-inflicted wound," Novakovic says. And there is growing...
  • The Other Side Of Bitcoin

    03/21/2014 5:17:50 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 19, 2014 | Kevin Maney
    The stuff that makes people worry about bitcoin—its volatility, the notion that it's a nationless currency, the bizarreness of being able to "mine" money on a computer—are all part of a brilliant ploy designed to spread the crypto-currency around the world. And it's working.
  • How 17th Century Fraud Gave Rise To Bright Orange Cheese

    11/09/2013 4:31:29 AM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    npr ^ | November 7, 2012 | Allison Aubrey
    Shelburne Farms' clothbound cheddar has a bright yellow color because it's made from the milk of cows that graze on grasses high in beta-carotene. The news from Kraft last week that the company is ditching two artificial dyes in some versions of its macaroni and cheese products left me with a question.Why did we start coloring cheeses orange to begin with? Turns out there's a curious history here.In theory, cheese should be whitish — similar to the color of milk, right?Well, not really. Centuries ago in England, lots of cheeses had a natural yellowish-orange pigment. The cheese came from the...
  • Wisconsin: Forgotten in store for decades, this cheddar is REALLY aged

    08/31/2012 5:40:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-31-12 | Dinesh Ramde
    A recently discovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheese that dates back to the Nixon presidency will be sold for $10 per ounce. Edward Zahn, 73, was in Z's Cheese Shoppe's walk-in cooler last month, preparing to shut down his Oconto store. He pushed aside stacks of cheese to reveal several wooden boxes that had been overlooked for years. Inside were blocks of unintentionally aged cheddar -- 28, 34 and 40 years old -- that, some experts say, might comprise the oldest collection of cheese ever assembled and sold to the public.
  • Cheese Lovers Rejoice: Recently Discovered 40-Year-Old Cheddar To Be Sold (Oconto, Wisconsin)

    08/30/2012 7:42:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 30, 2012 | BARRY ADAMS
    Cheese lovers rejoice: Recently discovered 40-year-old cheddar to be sold When Edward Zahn decided in May to close his cheese shop in Oconto, he made a discovery that is going to drive cheese lovers more bonkers than the 15-year-old cheddar released by Hook's Cheese in Mineral Point in 2009. In the back of his walk-in cooler, Zahn, 73, found several wooden boxes of cheddar cheese from the now-closed County Line Cheese in Oconto that over the years had repeatedly been buried by incoming cheese products. The result is 40-year-old cheddar that makes up part of what is likely the oldest...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, October 4-10, 2009: Cheddar Gorge

    10/08/2009 10:28:25 PM PDT · by cogitator · 7 replies · 997+ views
    Cheddar Gorge I heard about this place recently in a news article about a bicyclist that survived falling 80 feet off the Cheddar cliffs. I guess I had heard about it several years ago when they found "Cheddar Man" and genetically connected him to a local resident. I didn't realize it was an English scenic landmark. There are also some small caves, which is where "Cheddar Man" was found. For a satellite view, can't beat Google Maps. British teacher finds long-lost relative: 9,000-year-old man" click for larger click for larger click for larger Aerial More about Cheddar (the village, and...
  • I like cheese! Do you like cheese?

    12/18/2007 11:51:25 AM PST · by HungarianGypsy · 171 replies · 277+ views
    Inspired by a conversation with my best friend I wish to talk about cheese. Yummy, yummy cheese (for those of us not lactose intolerant)! What are your favorite cheeses? What is your favorite recipe with cheese. This thread is all cheese, all the time.
  • Thousands of cheese lovers to log watch cheddar mature

    09/17/2007 12:43:53 PM PDT · by fanfan · 40 replies · 67+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17th September 2007 | Staff
    Thousands of cheese lovers are expected to log on to the internet this week to witness the thrilling highlight of one of the world's most unlikely spectator sports. Over the last nine months, more than 1.5 million people across the globe have logged on to to watch a round of cheddar cheese as it slowly matures. Viewing is expected to reach a fever pitch on Wednesday when something is actually going to happen in the project for the first time in many months. The 44-pound handmade cheese, named Wedginald by its creators, will undergo its ninth month grading test....
  • Maturing cheddar becomes 'slow food' Internet star

    04/26/2007 7:44:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 14 replies · 362+ views ^ | 4-26-2007 | staff writer
    A large English cheddar cheese has become a star of the Internet, attracting more than 1 million viewers to sit and stare as it slowly ripens. First placed in front of a webcam in late December, the Westcombe cheddar from West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers gained the public's attention in early February and has since attracted viewers from 119 countries.
  • Get to know your fellow FReepers! [and cheese]

    02/24/2007 7:36:34 PM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 764 replies · 5,885+ views
    today | FA
    How about telling us all your age, gender and location. Also, if you want, who you like in the upcoming presidential primary.
  • Viking Kitty Christmas Greetings from Kanuckistan

    12/23/2006 8:36:07 PM PST · by GMMAC · 48 replies · 1,537+ views
    Prime Minister's website ^ | 23 December 2006
    Prime Minister Wishes Canadians A Merry Christmas 23 December 2006 Ottawa, Ontario For many of us the holiday season is a time to take a break from our daily routines to be with those we love. My wife Laureen and our children Benjamin and Rachel join me in extending our best wishes to you and your family for the Christmas and holiday season. Christmas in Canada is a rich tradition – a time to celebrate with family and friends and enjoy the winter pursuits our great country has to offer. For many, Christmas is also a time to reflect on...
  • Descendant Of Stone Age Skeleton Found (Cheddar Man - 9,000 Years Old)

    12/30/2005 5:03:20 PM PST · by blam · 81 replies · 4,773+ views
    The Japan Times, March 9, 1997Descendant of Stone Age skeleton found LONDON (Reuter) British scientists Saturday celebrated their feat of tracing a living descendant of a 9,000-year-old skeleton and establishing the world's oldest known family tree. In an astonishing piece of detective work, they matched mitochondrial DNA material extracted from the tooth cavity of Britain's oldest complete skeleton with that of a 42-year-old history teacher, Adrian Targett. The genetic material showed without doubt that Targett is a direct descendant through his mother's line of the skeleton known as Cheddar Man, which was found in 1903 in caves in Cheddar Gorge...
  • Sunken Cheddar Defeats Divers

    10/10/2005 1:27:46 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 24 replies · 562+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | October 10, 2005 | Ingrid Peritz
    MONTREAL -- Luc Boivin's lost cheddar is passing into local legend as the Titanic of the cheese world. The Quebec cheese maker dropped a 2,000-pound cargo of cheese to the bottom of the Saguenay fjord last year in a ripening experiment. Then he spent this summer searching for it. And now, after deploying a team of divers and an arsenal of high-tech tracking equipment, Mr. Boivin has given up the quest. The sunken treasure of cheddar is nowhere to be found. "It got too expensive to continue. At some point, you can't be crazy," he said recently from his factory...
  • Ice Age Engravings Found In Somerset (UK)

    08/18/2005 2:47:54 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 854+ views
    Ice Age engravings found in Somerset Press Association Thursday August 18, 2005 The Guardian (UK) A series of rare engravings, believed to date from the Mesolithic period, 10,000 years ago, have been discovered in a cave in Somerset. The three abstract squares, thought to have been made with stone tools, were found in Long Hole cave in Cheddar by the University of Bristol Speleological Society. The find follows the discover of ancient inscribed crosses at nearby Aveline's Hole cave in February this year. Experts have not been able to determine the meaning of the engravings yet, but say they are...
  • Today in History...Monty Python's 35th anniversary

    10/05/2004 1:22:45 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 211 replies · 4,181+ views
    pythonline ^ | 10/05/04 | Cuidado Llama
    October 5 Today is the Anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus! The Flying Circus debuted this day, 35 years ago, on television at 10:50 PM on BBC-1. The world was never the same. (October 5, 1969)
  • Censorhship's not an answer. (It's not even a word. ZOT!!!)

    02/25/2004 11:48:19 AM PST · by tohell · 70 replies · 3,947+ views
    Where's Bubba? Hello Bubba Army. If you haven't noticed by now, and are both down. Let me do my best to answer some questions that you may have about the show. Please understand that there are a number of things that I am not at liberty to discuss at the moment. However, with this being the only means of communication that we have with the public as of now, I'll do my best. The overwhelming question I've been getting is: Where is Bubba? Is he coming back? The official show position is No Comment. However, a check of...
  • ZOT!!! FR is a zot site.

    02/03/2004 5:19:56 PM PST · by frisahatesite · 113 replies · 530+ views
    2/3/2004 | Reddy Kilozot
  • ZOT! Whats really going on in Iraq

    10/03/2003 2:38:31 PM PDT · by luvbirdz420 · 200 replies · 720+ views
    me | ? dont matter | Me
    Whats really going on in Iraq? Im pretty sure there are people on this board that know someone personally that has been in the iraq war and know first hand what is going on. Well im one of them and im here to to tell everyone its not what you think is going on over there. Kaos is what i use to describe the things ive been told by a marine that lives nearby me. He says to me they get bored and steal the morphine packs off the hurt and dead so they can inject them into their legs,...
  • Concert-goers Jam Exits After Anti-Bush Display (More Looney Left Tirades)

    04/03/2003 8:00:19 AM PST · by NYC Republican · 79 replies · 568+ views
    Rocky Mountain News (Colorado) ^ | 4/3/2003 | Mark Brown
    Incensed fans walked out of Pearl Jam's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage. Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song Bushleaguer, a Bush- taunting song from the band's latest album, Riot Act. "When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner - supporting...
  • [Pearl Jam] Concert-goers jam exits after anti-Bush display

    04/03/2003 8:09:24 AM PST · by dep · 156 replies · 3,205+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 040303 | Mark Brown
    Incensed fans walked out of Pearl Jam's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage. Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song Bushleaguer, a Bush- taunting song from the band's latest album, Riot Act. "When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner - supporting...