Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Curse of the Lost Cheese

A Quebec cheese company has officially called off its search for the 800 kg hunk o'fromage it (intentionally) dropped into the Saguenay fjord. La Fromagerie Boivin estimates the lost-cheese at ~$50 000!

So....um...why store such prize-winning cheese in the water? Run out of room in the fridge? Nope, it's all very logical:

"Letting it sit 50 metres underwater was supposed to produce a cheese that would taste unique."

But alas, it was not meant to be:

"The company has given up hope of finding the cheese and is writing off its $50,000 value. "It got too expensive," said cheesemaker Luc Boivin. "At some point, you can't be crazy.""

No, no, you can't. Be crazy, that is :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh NO! I saw the news story of the great fromage's submersion and was so looking forward to a slice, no matter how pricey. A taste of lactose history that no one could deny...

Alack. Alas. Let us hope the cheese is one day retrieved intact. Lost cheese is no laughing matter. I once misplaced a slice of edam and it cost me weeks of sleep.

10/12/2005 6:16 PM  

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