Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Interesting Cheese story

While reading "Edible Boston" I stumbled upon a article on Cheese by Robert J. Aguilera.
He talks about the creation or birth of Roquefort cheese.
"According to legend, a shepherd boy was eating a sandwich made with creamy ewe's milk cheese while sitting next to the opening of a cave in southwestern France. He was interrupted by the sight of a pretty girl in the distance. He had to talk to her so he set his sandwich down by the cave and forgot about it.
A few days later, when he returned to the cave and found the half eaten sandwich, he noticed that a bluish-green mold had grown on the bread and cheese. Being a little curious and possibly hungry, the boy took a bite. It tasted so good he set about trying to repeat the happy accident."
J. Aguilera, Robert. Edible Boston #18, p.23
Such a cute little cheese story. Just thought it was relevant to my food blog!

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