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October 28, 2019


In this remote Swiss town, residents spent a lifetime aging a wheel for their own funeral.

(Thanks to Chris)


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Perhaps an Australian water rat would like this

That will be one wild wake the night before.

Must be pretty nasty cheese, since it doesn't look like mold will even grow on it.

"A fossilized funeral cheese means you lived a long life."

Until, that is, they start getting recycled and sold on the black market.

In his humorous book Three Men in a Boat (published in 1889), Jerome Jerome (yes, that's really his name) told the story of how an odious wheel of cheese caused considerable consternation on its way from market to residence. If I recall correctly, it was eventually buried somewhere. I recommend the book to the blog folks as a great read.

This is one town you wouldn't want to be in when someone cuts the cheese.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

In New Mexico they call someone else's cheese, "nacho cheese."

I'll be here all week. Please tip your server generously.

to Wanderer: I love JJ Jerome, and Three Men in a Boat is the best! I just reread it this year. My favorite is the one about the skulls...but the cheese is a classic

Strongly recommend’ “To Say Nothing of the Dog” by Connie Willis for Jerome lovers. Involves time travel among other things.

to Lakedog: I will look for it

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