Fun Facts About Cheese

On pizza, pasta, or cheeseburgers, cheese has the power to take our dishes to the next level. One of the oldest foods in the world, it is believed to have been invented when animals were domesticated and humans started milking them. Without a fridge, the best way to conserve milk was to turn it into cheese. Here are some other fun facts about it.

The largest cheese sculpture weighed 3,121 lb.

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Made by Erik Acquistapace, Sarah Kaufmann and Kerry Henning in November 2018, the largest cheese sculpture weighed 3,121 lb. It was created from a single block of aged cheddar cheese and featured an alligator wearing a chef’s hat while frying a turkey.