If you want to make cheese, you need good ingredients: the right milk, the right amount of salt, and the right playlist.

I’m not sure why this happened at all, but researchers in Europe just released the findings of a study with a truly amazing name: “Cheese in Surround Sound – a culinary art experiment”.

They wanted to find out whether exposing cheese to sound would have any effect.

They tried various sound frequencies, but they also had music, from Mozart to techno to ambient to a Tribe Called Quest.

You know you’ve hit your stride as a researcher when you’re playing “Stairway to Heaven” to a wheel of cheese.

Anyway, the researchers found that the most successful cheese was the one that heard “We Got (The Jazz)” by A Tribe Called Quest!

Which means that in my home state of Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland, cheesemakers of all kinds are probably about to start partnering with hip-hop groups as fast as they can.

Meanwhile, one of Germany’s mints is now making a collector’s coin marking the 70th birthday of the currywurst – that’s bratwurst with curry sauce on it, the invention of German food legend Herta Heuwer.

The food is beloved – there was even a Currywurst Museum – but the coin is not getting a great response.

Maybe they should have played it some hip hop before putting it on sale?

Cheese Exposed To Hip Hop Tastes Better (Swissinfo.ch)

A German Mint Just Released A Coin Commemorating 70 Years Of Currywurst, And It’s Unspeakably Ugly (Quartz)

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