(Scorpions and Centaurs)

Truckload Of Flaming Cheese Shuts Down Norwegian Highway

For five days, hot toxic gases filled the air near a highway in Norway after the contents of a truckload caught fire in a tunnel. The hot temperatures were too dangerous for highway personnel to approach: one told reporters that the material could be “almost like [gasoline] if it gets hot enough.” What was in the truck? Carmelized goat cheese. [More]

Out with the "new." Also maybe out with two ounces.

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Feta Cheese, Shrinks Product And Packaging (Updated: Not So Fast!)

UPDATE: Not so fast, Drew! Kraft, parent company of Athenos, contacted us to let us know that they sell six-ounce AND four-ounce packages. When Drew went to buy a package of Athenos feta cheese, he noticed something strange. ” Athenos not only did away with the recently ‘new’ flip top on their feta cheese, replacing it with a decidedly cheaper container, they also removed two entire ounces from the package,” he writes. “I may have to start getting all of my cheese at Sam’s Club now…” [More]

(u2acro)

Scientists Discover World’s Oldest Cheese-Making Operation, Turophiles Rejoice

If you’ve ever read any other posts by yours truly on this site, you may have noticed I’ve got quite a thing for cheese (glorious cheese). Which is why I’m happy to report that scientists have finally found the source of so much joy for turophiles* everywhere— the oldest cheese-making operation in the world, dating back 7,500 years. [More]

No shrink ray here!

Target Really, Really Wants You To Know They Didn’t Shrink Ray Their Cheese

“Dear Target: Whaddaya want, a medal?” tipster David typed when he sent this photo in using the Consumerist Tipster App. No medals, but it’s kind of sad that a company has to point out that they didn’t use a redesign to decrease the amount of product in a package. [More]

(me and the sysop)

Canadians Apparently So Desperate For Cheap Cheese They’re Smuggling It In From U.S.

There are crazy things happening in the world of delicious food lately. We’re all trembling in the shadow of an impending pork shortage, while thieves are targeting maple syrup reserves. The most recent case of coveted food hails from Canada, where pizzerias are reporting that smugglers have been offering them contraband cheese. Stealing cheese!? Have you no hearts at all? [More]

Would You Like Some Gold-Infused Cheese?

Would You Like Some Gold-Infused Cheese?

Fancy artisanal cheeses are all very well and good, but what if you want your dairy products to sparkle? If you enjoy sparkly foods and flaunting your wealth, perhaps Clawson Stilton Gold is for you. The cheese costs £60 per 100-gram slice, or around $95 for about 3.5 ounces. It’s a white Stilton cheese with generous helpings of gold-cinnamon schnapps and edible gold leaf. [More]

E. Coli Tainted Cheese Isn't Only Sold At Costco

E. Coli Tainted Cheese Isn't Only Sold At Costco

A couple weeks back we told you about some Gouda cheese sold at Costco that had been recalled after being linked to an outbreak of E. Coli. And then last week, it was the same thing, just with gorgonzola. Now the company that produced the Gouda cheese has recalled all of their cheeses, regardless of where they were sold. [More]

More Cheese From Costco Recalled For E. Coli Contamination

More Cheese From Costco Recalled For E. Coli Contamination

Ten days after announcing that a brand of gouda cheese sold at Costco had been linked to an E. coli outbreak, the FDA has issued a recall for some gorgonzola cheese sold at Costco, also for E. coli contamination. [More]

Cheese Sold At Costco Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

Cheese Sold At Costco Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

Costco might be a good place to stock up on eyeglasses, but the FDA says that the warehouse store has been selling and sampling some cheese that could make you sick. [More]

Domino's, Where 5 Cheeses Just Aren't Enough

Domino's, Where 5 Cheeses Just Aren't Enough

Fresh off revamping its image with deep discounts and an “okay, we kinda sucked there for a while” ad campaign, Domino’s Pizza has gotten back into the gimmick pizza biz with the announcement of its new Wisconsin 6 Cheese pie. [More]

Meet The Gold-Dusted Cheese Sandwich You'll Never Pay $172 For

Meet The Gold-Dusted Cheese Sandwich You'll Never Pay $172 For

Tired of slapping some Kraft singles on Wonder Bread? Have an extra $172 in your pocket? If so, then chef Martin Blunos has what your hankering for — The world’s most expensive cheese sandwich. [More]

Consumerist Makes TIME's 25 Best Blogs of 2010

Consumerist Makes TIME's 25 Best Blogs of 2010

The results are in and Consumerist is gracing TIME’s 25 best blogs of 2010. I guess they’re using using a fiscal calendar year? In any event, we enjoy giving and receiving awards. In their writeup, TIME said of us: [More]

"This Is Not A Test" – Subway Says It Definitely Will Start Tessellating Cheese July 1

Subway has officially confirmed what we reported last week based on leaked internal documents: they’re gonna start tesselating their cheese on all their sandwiches starting July 1st. Hot damn, summer in the city. [More]

Subway To Start Tessellating Cheese July 1?

Subway To Start Tessellating Cheese July 1?

Three years after the protests began, it seems Subway has finally listened to its customers and will start tessellating cheese on its sandwiches, according to what appears to be an internal weekly newsletter. [More]

This Cheese Is Not Exactly Deli Fresh

This Cheese Is Not Exactly Deli Fresh

Nick writes that he found this cheese at Kroger. Sure, mold isn’t going to hurt you, but how far marked down would it need to be for you to buy it? [More]

Celebrate The iPad's Launch By Sculpting Steve Jobs' Head In Cheese

Celebrate The iPad's Launch By Sculpting Steve Jobs' Head In Cheese

Are you excited about the launch of the iPad? Do you like cheese? Take your brand loyalty to new and disturbing levels by sculpting the head of Steve Jobs in cheese. Cheese Steve is made out of mozzarella, black pepper, and my nightmares. It’s odd to celebrate the iconic CEO of a company by sculpting what looks like his embalmed corpse in soft cheese. [More]

Visit NYC, Eat Breast-Milk Cheese

Visit NYC, Eat Breast-Milk Cheese

If you want to try human breast-milk cheese, make sure you stop in at Klee Brasserie in New York City the next time you visit. It’s made from the chef’s own wife, and he tells the New York Post, “It tastes like cow’s-mik cheese, kind of sweet,” and changes flavor depending on “what the mother eats.” His wife says, “The breast is there to make food.” Maybe, but I’m thinking this is a good way to shave a little off the cheese budget. [More]

Congrats, World, You Will Snarf 21 Million Tons Of Cheese In 2015

Cheese is on track to blow up, baby. Global Industry Analysts projects a 20 percent worldwide increase in cheese-munching from 2008 to 2015, when the world will gobble 21 million metric tons of the stuff, according to a press release on PR Web. [More]