Thursday, March 30, 2006

there's a reason I call it "barf cheese"

Cheese is just carefully rotted milk. - Tornwordo, March 29 2006


The gentleman from Montréal has a point. His musings yesterday made me remember this article, clipped from The Globe and Mail a few years ago, that I keep on my fridge with a magnet:





I cannot stand pungent cheeses such as parmesan, romano, stilton, asiago, blue, feta, and chèvre. Their odours make me nauseous. And until I found this article, I was marginalized by my foodie friends.

Hello! It smells like vomit, because it contains the same chemical found in human vomit! Butyric acid, folks!


references:

  • The Globe and Mail
  • "Science that Stinks" from American Scientist Online
  • cheese 411
  • 26 comments:

    Kunstemæcker said...

    I only like cheese on pizzas.

    tornwordo said...

    I love learning things! I once smelled the parmesan up close and gagged, I thought it had spoiled, ha ha. I'll put a little on my spaghetti, but I don't want to smell it.

    But chevre? To die for.

    Midniter said...

    Great...I'll never be able to look at some of my favorite cheeses the same way again.

    Thanks a lot, Madame.

    toobusyliving said...

    I tried - REALLY HARD to get MR to eat some mild chevre once, but it didn't fly. Maybe if the cheese had promised to shower and douche first...

    Crucible said...

    Not the best post to read after a lodge night but it's good know because tho I love cheese, it is my enemy.

    fatrobot said...

    try aged swiss
    you can smell it from new brunswick

    toobusyliving said...

    Try Epoisses - even banned on the Paris Metro and a fav. of mine.

    mistipurple said...

    come to asia, and smell durian. :)

    teh l4m3 said...

    "The gentleman from Montréal has a point."

    Sacre bleu cheese! A traitor to the Quebecois?

    Miss Thistle said...

    Sweet, sweet barf cheese. I love it all.

    Jason said...

    You're Kraft singles.

    your judgemental aunt said...

    Me, not a big fan of cheese. I will however eat plain cheese curds (not because I like the taste but I like the "Squeek, Squeek, Squeek".

    Natasha said...

    Cheese cheese, bad for your heart. The more ya eat it, the more ya fart.

    YUMM!!!

    Shora said...

    Thanks. I was eating a bagel with cheddar when I read this. I've hurled enough lately thank you very much!!!

    The Persian said...

    I love cheese, all cheese (Except mouldy blue Stilton..it's just as vile to eat).
    My mother is Italian, I grew up shredding and drying parmisan, Romano etc and the smell isn't offensive. Asiago (a relative newcomer to popular Italian American tables) is fantastic! We sit around and chop little pieces off and put them on crackers at mom's all the time. Anyway...

    Interesting post!
    :)

    Dead Robot said...

    Good lord, you act as if your body doesn't create this butyric acid. Your body makes poop but do you cringe from it?

    Okay maybe you do...

    My point? You touch yourself and that is dirty.

    toobusyliving said...

    Oh he does an awful lot more than touch himself. Filthy un-christian things.

    madamerouge said...

    misti: TBL pointed out a durian to me at the supermarket... luckily, we could not smell them

    teh: Tornwordo is a transplanted American, and I think he's still beeing "assimilated" (Seven of Nine intonation). And YJA hit on an important point: mild/fresh cheese curds are arguably the most popular cheese in the province of Quebec. It's part of "poutine" along with French fries and gravy.

    dead: I don't want
    Anybody else
    When I think about you
    I touch myself

    Paul said...

    By the title I assumed your were talking about uncut men at first.

    Anonymous said...

    I LOVE stinky cheese. the stinkier the better... you don't know what you're missing! although I also have almost no sense of smell so.... paul - LMAO.
    happy thursday mloyd.
    jooles. :)

    Jason said...

    My new website... Dwinks the Safe Way

    Smartypants said...

    I used to eat Spaghetti-O's until my mother pointed out they smell just like vomit.

    And they do. Smell just like vomit.

    Butchieboy said...

    What a fantastic thread. Have you guys seen this maggot filled cheese the sicilians eat?

    madamerouge said...

    paul: that will likely be the subject of an upcoming post called "tricky dicks"

    jooles: where the fack have you been? eye heart u

    smarty: see? we're on to something here

    butchie; all: http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/cat_steve_dont_eat_it.php

    Kunstemæcker said...

    Durians not only smell vile, they taste vile.

    Dead Robot said...

    I slobbered on tons of cheese powder on my popcorn last night at the movies, much to my two friend's disgust.

    I told them this story and they screamed like japanese school girls on fire.