The Worlds Largest Cheese
When our cheese order arrived at Arcadia last week, in one of the boxes was our usual standard wedge of Comte, and it is described as one 18th of a wheel. This got me thinking what size is the whole wheel and from that wondered what was the largest cheese? Of course it is very impractical to have a giant cheese, as when cheese is maturing it needs to be turned regularly for the moisture to escape evenly, so who would be stupid enough to create a cheese that would need a specially built mold and a lot of heavy machinery to turn the cheese. The answer is these people....
The Spainish, yes I do mean Spainish.
You wouldn't think they would have found the time with all the tomato throwing, and European Cup winning, but guess again. In a small town in Galicia, called Arzua they made quite the portly cheese. Using 8,000 litres of milk they made a cheese weighing in at one tonne.