Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What A Friend We Have In Cheeses

The Last Auction Hero

One and a half million people have logged on to watch a round of cheddar cheese slowly maturing online.The 20 kilogram handmade cheese - named Wedginald by its creators - will undergo its nine-month grading test live on web TV on Thursday, when an expert cheese taster will pierce it with a special device to remove a core. The cheddar core will then be sniffed and tested for "depth and maturity". The Shepton Mallett cheese will be auctioned for charity at year's end.

11 comments:

lime said...

ok, maybe i don't know much about cheesemaking,but i wonder if a show on paint drying can't be far behind....hahaha

Victorya said...

I will admit, I've watched that cheese, classy fellow that it is!

Cheese is amazing stuff, and it's sad I live on the country with 'dead cheese'. I watched this whole program on the politics of cheeses and found out that onlu (mainly?) in America is it pasteurized to kill off what makes cheese cheese- all those wonderful living bacterium and enzymes.

Mushy said...

There goes that award winning head line writing brain of yours again! Love it!

Skanky Jane said...

In another context this could be called Art Povera! There once was a sculpture created by an artist associated with that art movement who placed a lettuce between two pieces of stone. As the lettuce perished the stones moved. So you see what I mean (hopefully!)

SJ xx
I like cheese!

mrsnesbitt said...

Love the paint drying comment!

Yes we live in a world of ever revealing new horizons of belief and learning!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lime,

I could become a paint-drying inspector!!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Victorya,

I didn't know that - what a fascinating perspective!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Mushy,

Why, thank you, kind sir!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi SJ,

I knew a South Australian art queen would bring me to my senses. What a great way to do it!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Denise,

And what a fun world it is!

Keep smiling

David

cheesygiraffe said...

Now I do love cheese but even I would be bored watching that. ;)