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Popular Science’s favorite stories of 2020
13 staff recommendations worth revisiting.
Rescue dried-out cheese with this simple trick
Queso en aceite—cheese marinated in oil—breathes new life into old curds.
When specialty cheesemaking becomes a quarantine pastime
Parisian architect Antoine Ricardou did not plan to tend cheese. Then COVID-19 happened.
Everything you need to know about deadly listeria outbreaks
Food safety is no joke.
The scientific way to make perfectly creamy fondue
A food scientist explains the do’s and don’ts of the ultimate melted cheese sauce.
Almost everything you know about cheese is wrong
Shredded cheese doesn’t melt as well and other fascinating facts about fromage.
Meet the hard-working microbes that make your favorite cheeses
We have tiny living things to thank for all that flavor.
Why baseball players ‘bone’ their bats
Rubbing down wooden bats with cow femurs is a sort-of-scientific superstition.
There’s a better way to cut the cheese
Thou shalt not sin against cheese.
The weirdest things we learned this week: holes in people (and cows), illegal cheese, and the world’s worst dairy disaster
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.