CAUTION: Here's something for mature viewing only.
West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers from Somerset, England had put their handmade-on-the-farm cheeses to mature about three months ago and thought it would provide a jolly good talking point to hook one up to a webcam. But to their udder surprise, more than half a million viewers have already tuned into their website to look at THE MOST EXCITING event in cheese history.
It's so fulfilling to see the cheese develop a faint grey coat of mould. It's not a pretty sight, not for the faint-hearted, I tell you, but it's an awesome experience you'll not want to miss. Grip yourself and click here to get yourself transported to the Cheese Event of your lifetime! Caution: Don't click if you cannot stand the smell of cheese!
Philip Crawford, chairman of the West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers group, explained in their press statement:
"We’ve told you how much we love our cows; you may have heard that we spend so much time with them they have started to moo with a West Country accent. We’re very proud of our cheese too and we’ve launched the new website to let the whole world appreciate how it takes to create the perfect-tasting West Country Farmhouse Cheddar. As you can see we really do take our cheesemaking seriously. We nurture our cows so they produce lovely milk which in turn creates exquisite cheese."
I want a piece of this cheese. I really do. In fact, I want it so much that I don't mind watching it mature. Anyway, it's no harder than watching grass grow or watching paint dry. So, Mr Crawford, if you want to give me a piece of the cheese - any of your award-winning cheese will do - just drop me an email. I'll gladly join you to watch this particular cheese mature until the end of the year...