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BBC - Future - The strange world inside cheese

A really interesting short read, with all too tempting links for more information about what exactly cheese is and how it is made.

In fact, talking about cheese is right up there with talking about wine – there’s a whole lexicon for professionals. In this 2001 paper, researchers tasted a panel of 240 Cheddars and devised a set of 27 words for describing Cheddar, including: catty, for describing a smell like tom-cat urine, and cowy, for a barnyard tang, along with nutty, brothy, and fruity.

Would be nice to have the time and space to experiment how to make milk become cheese. Maybe in 20 years when I retire…