Rescue dried-out cheese with this simple trick

It’s just cheese, olive oil, and some herbs or spices. (Matt Taylor-Gross/) This story was originally featured on Saveur. When Pedro, my host father, offered me some cheese, I didn’t expect him to reach into the kitchen cupboard. The previous weeks as an American teenager in Castilla-La Mancha had felt like Spanish culinary hazing: I’d […]

Those funky cheese smells allow microbes to ‘talk’ to and feed each other

Fungi and bacteria key to ripening cheese communicate with and feed each other using volatile compounds. Credit: Adam Detour Researchers at Tufts University have found that those distinctly funky smells from cheese are one way that fungi communicate with bacteria, and what they are saying has a lot to do with the delicious variety of […]