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Mystery of Swiss cheese holes solved after century of research

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Mystery of Swiss cheese holes solved after century of research

The cause of those characteristic holes in Swiss cheese has finally been determined – and it only took researchers about 100 years to solve the mystery.

According to scientists from Agroscope – a state-run center for agricultural research in Switzerland – the holes found in cheeses such as Emmental and Appenzell are caused by tiny bits of hay present in the milk used to make the products.

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http://www.rt.com/news/262865-swiss-cheese-holes-mystery/

 

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54 minutes ago, toast said:

20 billion dollars well spent.

Agroscope said the issue had been under study since at least 1917, when American William Clark published a detailed study and came to the conclusion that it was caused by carbon dioxide released by bacteria present in the milk.

A less scientific – but widely circulated – explanation was that the holes were caused by cheese-loving mice.

:yShVbSg:20 billion dollars down the rat hole.

 

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