Cheesy Facts That Will Make You Hungry
Cheese has been around for thousands of years, and today it can be served in almost any way—on pizza, in sandwiches, or just by itself. There’s a wealth of interesting yet little known information about cheese. Here are some things for you to think about the next time you’re enjoying this delicious dairy product.
Swiss cheese is a popular cheese that can be easily recognized from its holes. Curiously, those holes have become smaller and fewer, and some people wanted to know why. Searching for an answer, Swiss scientists found a new explanation for where the holes come from in the first place.
For around a century, people thought the holes in Swiss cheese were caused by bacteria. The idea is that bacteria release carbon dioxide inside the cheese, and this process created the holes. However, a new Swiss study found that the holes are actually caused by tiny pieces of hay. These pieces got into the buckets that were used to collect milk for making cheese. The holes are slowly disappearing because we now use milking machines and cleaner methods to collect milk.