You Can Thank Genetic Engineering For Your Delicious Cheese

It used to be that making cheese meant killing cows. Young cows, specifically—a few days old, at most. The stomach of an unweaned calf produces enzymes that turn liquid milk into good, hard, flavorful cheeses like Parmesan and Cheddar. These enzymes, called rennet, are secreted by mucous membranes that line the calf’s… »6/15/15 3:17pm6/15/15 3:17pm

Video: Making mozzarella is surprisingly quite beautiful

There’s something really gorgeous (seriously, not a joke) about making mozzarella. The sheen of the cheese, the perfect shape of the mozz balls, the milky water, the look of the texture, the imagination of it when it’s done. It’s a really beautiful cheese. Here’s how artisanal mozzarella is made in Italy. »5/12/15 8:21pm5/12/15 8:21pm

The best 3D printer is this Easy Cheese 3D printer

I've seen the future and it's not 3D printing, it's 3D Easy Cheese printing. That is, an Easy Cheese canister is taken and made to splooge out the golden orange yellow scientific miracle substance that is Easy Cheese like a 3D printer would print out objects. It fails spectacularly and hilariously and satirically… »3/30/15 1:35pm3/30/15 1:35pm

This melted wheel of cheese looks like the best way to eat cheese

Because I'm an uncultured American whose definition of cheese is Velveeta and whose idea of bread begins and ends with wonderment, I could never dream up the magic that is a Raclette. I would never be so bold to melt a wheel of cheese and be so daring to spread that gooey goodness onto toast. »3/04/15 11:41pm3/04/15 11:41pm

Switzerland Puts Secret Bacteria in Cheese to Catch Knockoffs

In parts of Europe, where cheese is taken seriously as a source of national pride, entire labs are devoted to spotting knockoff Emmental and Gruyere. Switzerland has what may be the most impressive strategy yet: secret cocktails of bacteria, sent only to licensed cheesemakers, that work as living biological tracers. »8/28/14 3:46pm8/28/14 3:46pm

World's oldest cheese found on the chest of a 3,500-year-old mummy

There's nothing quite like a nice, aged cheese, but even the most adventurous cheese connoisseurs would be put off by a recent discovery from an an ancient Chinese tomb. Archaeologists uncovered perfectly preserved mummies whose chests were sprinkled with extra aged, 3,5000-year-old cheese—the world's oldest cheese by… »2/27/14 10:58pm2/27/14 10:58pm

Wastewater from Cheese is Generating Electricity in Wisconsin

As the country's largest producer of cheese, Wisconsin is also the country's largest producer of cheese waste. But why think of that as a bad thing? In the hands of some enterprising Wisconsinites, what was once wastewater is now electricity. This is, after all, the same state that's using salty cheese brine to de-ice… »1/30/14 10:00am1/30/14 10:00am

This Polaroid Produces Instant Slices Of Cheesy Deliciousness

Instead of churning out instant photos, this Polaroid has had its camera guts removed and replaced with a simple cheese slicer. For $10, it still produces fond memories, but instead of a baby's smile or a day at the beach, it's fond memories of eating thin slices of cheese. And that would put a smile on anybody's… »1/21/14 5:00pm1/21/14 5:00pm

Screw Salt, Wisconsin Is De-Icing Its Roads With Cheese Brine

Life handed Wisconsin lemons, and Wisconsin has come right back with the cheesiest lemonade you ever did see. Instead of spending thousands of dollars to dispose of cheese brine every year, Wisconsin will be putting that liquid provolone gold right back to use by pouring it onto the roads—which, in turn, is making… »11/20/13 6:00pm11/20/13 6:00pm