And the Winner Is….
Thanks for all the cheese stories you submitted for my Culture Magazine-sponsored “Cheese for Dummies” contest! I was highly entertained and really enjoyed reading about other’s experiences with cheese. The contest closed last night and I have made the difficult decision of who to bestow a copy of “Cheese for Dummies” on. So, without further ado….
Brian Turner wins!
I loved his story about unwittingly eating an entire wheel of cheese while his parents were out at the theater. If you missed it, here’s his tasty tale:
“When I was about 14 – and obsessively hungry all the time – my parents hosted a few friends at our house for a cheese party prior to a theater performance. After the crowd left I wandered upstairs, ignorant of what the crowd had been eating. I assumed that the strange-looking white blob that had been left on our kitchen counter was some sort of dinner my mother had prepared for me. I grabbed a fork and knife and went to town. Hmm, salty, sweet, delicious. I ate and ate until it was gone.
You might say “you must have known it was cheese?!” I didn’t. I honestly had no idea what I was eating, just that it was really good. Maybe there would have been a vague notion in the back of my head if I had really bothered to ask myself “is this really a wheel of cheese?” But I didn’t.
When my parents returned later that night they asked me where the cheese went. “Oh, that was cheese?,” I replied. I think they were a little horrified. But that’s the ropes, raising a teenage boy, I guess.”
Congrats, Brian! I will be in touch to see where you want your new cheese bible shipped.