About a month ago I shared a post on this blog in which I tried to offer a round-up of all the different cheese-related events that are happening in 2018 – everything from Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, to the annual cheese-rolling event in the village of Stilton.
Sadly though, I fear that that particular blog post may have brought some sort of curse on all of the events in question – because it’s been all over the news these last few days that this year’s Stilton cheese-rolling has now been cancelled.
For as long as I can remember, there have been a lot of conflicting ideas about whether or not cheese is actually good for us.
It probably goes all the way back to the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius – who, according to legend, died in the year 161AD after he became unwell following a feast in which he put away an absolute shedload of Gruyere.
Along with cheese, one of my biggest passions in life is football – although to be honest, we’re talking about two worlds that don’t often really collide.
More’s the pity…
But there was one time back in 2014 when we had a glorious crossover between my two interests – when a coach at a very well-known football club here in England attracted enormous derision, after it emerged that he’d suggested one of his players treat an injury by rubbing cheese on it!
The subject of cheese makes it into the news with surprising frequency. This is something I know well – because being well known among my family and friends as a big fan of cheese, I usually find that at least at least half a dozen people will tell me whenever cheese hits the headlines.
It’s a bit like setting up a Google alert, only six times more efficient…