Why Brick cheese is superior to Cheddar:
-Cheddar Cheese was discovered 800 years ago by accident when a milk maid allowed a pail of milk to go bad whilst being stored in the caves at Cheddar, England. Thus its nickname of “Stupid Lazy Wench Cheese”.1But Wisconsin rebelled against Stupid Lazy Wench Cheese:
Brick cheese was originally produced in Wisconsin. The cheese making process was derived from white American Cheddar that is cultured at a slightly higher temperature which results in a marginally higher fat content and a slightly altered protein structure. The resultant "brick cheese" has a slightly softer taste and a distinctly sharper finish.2Voila! New & Improved Stupid Lazy Wench Cheese!
You might ask, "How did we get the name Brick from New & Improved Stupid Lazy Wench?" Well, I will tell you the real poop. If you have ever compared the aromatic emanations from a permanent outhouse with those from aged New & Improved Stupid Lazy Wench Cheese, you will begin to understand. Sturdy outhouses were often made with bricks; thus the phrase 'built like a brick sh*thouse.' Lazy local linguists shortened the cheese's name to 'Brick.'
There you have it. The rest of the story.