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    14 Facts About Cheese That Will Make You Want It Even More

    Time to work on that night cheese!

    1. Cheese existed before written language did.

    2. Some scientists believe that regularly eating Roquefort blue cheese helps people live longer.

    3. Every pound of cheese requires 10 pounds of milk...!

    4. The most popular cheese recipe in America? Mac and cheese, duh.

    5. A Wisconsin law used to require restaurants to serve cheese with every meal.

    6. A 2005 study found that eating cheese 30 minutes before bed helps you sleep better.

    7. There are about 2,000 varieties of cheese. (Thank you, cheese gods.)

    8. Queen Victoria (1819—1901) was given the greatest wedding gift of all: a giant wheel of cheddar cheese that weighed over 1,000 pounds.

    9. The biggest and heaviest cheese ever produced weighed 57,518 pounds, and was 32 feet long.

    10. A 2015 study suggested that the holes in Swiss cheese may be caused by flecks of hay dust that fall into milk buckets.

    11. According to ancient cheese legend, blue cheese was invented when a young boy was eating a sandwich near a cave, spotted a hot babe, and abandoned his lunch to pursue her. When he returned a few days later, the sandwich was covered with mold, but he still ate it and, well, the rest is blue cheese history.

    12. Cheese wheels exist for a reason: traditional European cheesemakers realized they could roll their wares around instead of trying to carry it all.

    13. People who love cheese are called turophiles. (Hello, my fellow turo's!)

    14. June is National Dairy Month, so if ever there was a time to eat more of it...