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Cheese In The News – Vol. 13

A legacy to survive the ages

WWFC Mourns

Morrie R. Yohai, inventor of Cheez Doodles, has died. He was 90.  Yohai developed the snack at his Old London Foods factory in the 1950s. The company already was selling Dipsy Doodles rippled corn chips. He applied a similar concept for the Cheez Doodles, adapting the machine to extrude liquefied cornmeal into a “more roundish, pinhole shape”. Yum. The snack was coated with seasoning and cheddar cheese that colors hands bright orange. Double yum. To make the Cheez Doodles healthier, they were baked, not fried. Triple yum.  You know they’re good because he even had a picture of Julia Child eating a bag of Cheez Doodles with a caption that called it her favorite snack.

Cheesy Carnage Of Epic Proportions

A semitrailer carrying more than 39,000 pounds of shredded cheese caught fire on Interstate 10, in Florida. The fire is being blamed on a failure of the semi’s brakes, igniting the trailer and its contents. Damage was estimated at $30,000. The white, five-cheese blend was headed to a Little Caesars Pizza, but no one knows which one. Our thoughts are with them, wherever they are, during this difficult time. The driver was not injured. He was able to disconnect the cab from the trailer and escape. Of course, he didn’t even bother to try and save the cheese, just his own bacon. The cheese was scooped from the interstate with a front-end loader and placed in a large metal container on the shoulder of the road until a proper burial can be arranged.

Oooooh, that can't be good

In This Case, I Love Saying I Told You So!

Shares of CEC Entertainment plummeted nearly 10% Friday morning after the operator of Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants forecast earnings below Wall Street’s expectations. CEC Entertainment said it now expects to earn between $2.52 and $2.62 per share in 2010, down from its previous guidance for earnings of $2.70 to $2.80 per shares. “We believe our pricing strategy to reduce coupon discounts at a time when the economy not only did not improve but may have in fact softened somewhat hurt our topline,” CEO Michael Magusiak said on a conference call with investors and analysts. Ya think? Or maybe it’s the pedophiles, robberies, assaults and murders? Nah.

Hurt the cheese, suffer the consequences

Why We Shouldn’t Rule Out Corporal Punishment So Quickly

A Utah man was charged in a semitrailer crash that dumped more than eight tons of cheese onto Interstate 90 in South Dakota. He then failed to show up for his court hearing. A warrant has been issued for 25-year-old Ronald Jessop, of Washington, Utah. The charges include driving with a suspended commercial driver’s license and grand cheese larceny. Apparently breaking the law is exhausting. It would seem Jessop fell asleep at the wheel and struck a vehicle being towed behind an RV. The semi rolled and ended up in a ditch, spilling 25 blocks of cheese weighing about 700 pounds each. Two people in the RV suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The cheese has been upgraded to a stable condition.

I'd rather eat headcheese

Yes, It Is Possible To Ruin Cheese

Unbelievable. With obesity levels at an all-time high, Denny’s is coming out with a gut-buster sandwich.  As of August 24, a Fried Cheese Melt has been added to the menu. The sandwich is “made with four fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread.” It comes with fries, marinara sauce and Lipitor on the side. It could be worse. Earlier this summer, Friendly’s restaurants introduced their Grilled Cheese Burger Melt. The burger is between two grilled cheese sandwiches, in place of a bun. It has 1500 calories , 870 fat calories and an elastic waistband.

‘Cause We Canadians Are Just As Crazy About Cheese As Those Brits

Or is that just crazy? We told you about the Brits’ tradition of chasing a wheel of cheese down a steep hill.  Little did we know that there is also a Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival. It was held this month in Whistler, British Columbia. I could tell you all about it, but just watch and see for yourselves! I am SO proud to be Canadian.

I'm the one in the middle.

You Never Think It Could Happen Where You Live…Until It Does.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning Quebec and Ontario residents to avoid Le Belle de Jersey brand cheese, as it could contain Listeria. The affected cheeses were produced in Saguenay, Quebec, and were sold in July  and August. So far, nobody’s gotten sick except me. Sick at the thought that this could happen here. In my town, my province. It’s an outrage, I tell you. An outrage! How could this happen? What is going to be done about this? Is no one being held accountable?! I will NOT rest until someone is held accountable! Was it you? Are you the one who did this?! It was you, wasn’t it?!?! How could you?!?!?!?

Please forgive me. I seem to have gotten quite listerical there.

Dammit, people! I'm not even female!

My God! How big was the goat?

The Guinness World Record people officially recognized an Italian goat cheese, pecorino, weighing in at almost 535 kg (1,179 pounds) as the largest in the world. It is 158 cm (5.1 feet) in diameter and 29 cm (11.4 inches) in height. It took 25 volunteers, 3,500 liters (924 gallons) of milk and one bad-ass breast pump.

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