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Blue Cheese Origins

The legend of how blue cheese was discovered — a young man hiding a cheese snack in a Roquefort cave to pursue a pretty woman and returning to find blue cheese — might not be quite right, writes Linh Anh Cat at Forbes. Instead, she reports, a new genetic analysis suggests slightly different strains of the blue cheese mold Penicillium roqueforti are used to make blue and Roquefort cheese.

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