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Cheesy Music

November 6, 2018

While everybody has their own idea of what music is cheesy, a Swiss man with the appropriate name of Beat Wampfler has begun playing music to his cheese, in an experiment to enhance its flavor.

According to The Sun, Wampfler -- a veterinarian by day, but a cheesemaker in his spare time -- has been playing music to his wheels of Emmental cheese since September.

The wheels sit on crates, each with a speaker blasting everything from A Tribe Called Quest to The Beatles to Led Zeppelin into each, as part of his project, “Sonic cheese: experience between sound and gastronomy.”

“Bacteria is responsible for the formation of the taste of cheese, with the enzymes that influence its maturity. I am convinced that humidity, temperature or nutrients are not the only things that influence taste. Sounds, ultrasounds or music can also have physical effects,” he insisted.

It has already been proven that cows produce more milk when they listen to music, so maybe his cheesy idea isn’t so crackers after all.

Wampfler also hugs each wheel before he goes to bed, but that’s another story.

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