In my quest for cheese knowledge I was researching “Mature Cheese” when I discovered this archived news story.
Normally, I would file such information away for future reference. However, this discovery put my head into a spin. I’ve had cheese go ugly in my refrigerator in just a few weeks. Evidently storing cheese in a bog is a much better method. Are you impressed by 3 year old cheddar? Be impressed no longer … because relative to a 1,400 year old cheese, three years is a blink of an eye.
The most fascinating concept about this story was that after pulling the cheese out of an ancient bog, carefully examining it, somebody actually decided to eat it. I am cheese adventurous but I have my limits.
credit: The news story is from the Sydney Morning Herald July 3, 1987.