Saturday, June 30, 2007

Embalmed Cheese

Would you eat it?

Trival things learned while watching television. Apparently natural cheese makers in the 20th century petitioned for processed cheese to be labeled this way. Kraft must be pretty happy that they're not forced to sell "Cheese Whiz-Embalmed Cheese Spread!"

Another nugget of cheese trivia: some of the most boring jobs in the world must exist in the food industry. Case in point? Mozzarella pizza cheese measurer. The job description? Hold a ruler in one hand and a fork in the other and stretch the cheese until the "last strand breaks." This has some utility, to someone, because I just watched a man who is paid to do this explain his job on television. This new knowledge will come in handy some day, I'm sure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey i watched the same show! and i actually did get the opportunity to use that bit of information about embalmed cheese today! but ya knowing the truth is disgusting sometimes.