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This Is Why You Won’t Find Holes In Swiss Cheese Anymore

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Some might notice these days that Swiss cheese slices have been lacking their signature holes. The distinguishable feature has made the cheese one of the most recognizable dairy products around.

Turns out the reason behind the missing holes have now been discovered, reports NYPost.

According to a Swiss agricultural institute, microscopic specks of hay are the cause of the holes in the cheese. The hay particles create the holes as the milk matures. Because milking methods have transitioned into more hygienic, automated systems, there have been a decline in cheese holes in the last 15 years.

Scientists can, however, add various amounts of hay dust to regulate the number of holes in the cheese. Y’know, for nostalgic purposes.

Photo: Swiss Wiki

 

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This Egg Carton is Made Entirely From Hay

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For those of us not quite cut out for the farm life, but still love Charlotte’s Web’s rustic antiquities (the happier parts), there’s this Pinterest-worthy gem: an egg carton made from actual hay. The carton was Maja Szczypek’s submission for the 2013 Make Me! contest, a Polish competition that invites young designers to create nifty things.

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These “Happy Eggs” cartons were made by molding hay in a hot press. The design is equal parts adorable and sustainable, and even the label uses as little paper as possible.

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Note: These are not for sale. So, maybe postpone that brunch until they start shipping these ingenious containers to the US.

PicThx  Behance