Thursday, April 02, 2009

Cheese Facts

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”.1
But 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.2
Voila! 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.

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