So, naturally, when abovementioned boyfriend saw this freaky article about blue cheese, he had to send it to me. There’s a reason why blue cheese is so nasty . . . and that’s because the cheese is actually having sex! Like, it’s having sex while you eat it! If you’re like, “Whaaaaaat?! Cheese can’t have sex!,” you’re kind of right, and kind of wrong.
Here’s the deal: the “blue” in blue cheese is fungus, you know, like mold that grows in your shower (although I definitely wouldn’t suggest eating that!). Fungus is, to put it bluntly, alive. It eats, it breathes, it grows. No, it doesn’t have it’s own Facebook page or watch TV, but apparently–according to super smart scientists–it does have sex.
Scientists used to think that the kind of fungus in blue cheese wasn’t having sex at all, that it was reproducing asexually without coming together with another sexy fungus to make fungus babies . . . but that’s all wrong! The fungus in blue cheese is actually having sex even as it enters your mouth on a cracker!
If you love blue cheese, just think of it as the most romantic cheese out there. As for me, I’m just calling it gross.
Do you love blue cheese? What do you think about your cheese having sex? Creepy or kind of cool? Tell me in the comments!