Ham OR Cheese?
This week’s argument comes from
a wonderful lady and guest blogger ~
Carrie Champion from Ogden, Utah.
Welcome to the blog, Carrie!
On one hand, Ham evokes memories of family dinners and the Christmas season. It’s delicious (in my humble opinion) and comes in a variety of forms, chops, sausage, hocks, pork and beans and many others. Not only that. Did you know that on the Apollo 13 mission, the crew managed to create a functioning CO2 filter out of duct tape and glazed ham?? Movies and books have starred our porky little friends. Wilbur or Babe anyone?? No one can deny how cute and sweet they are, and people keep them as pets too. On the downside, it is a known fact that pork products can shorten your lifespan because of the cholesterol and artery clogging properties as well as the process of slaughtering them is horrible. But, if you find yourself in a natural disaster FEMA does keep a reserve of 3.6 lbs of canned ham for every person. Take that as you will. A pig encased in some gelatin in a can? I’ll pass but, if you’re into that who am I to judge?
On the other hand, you have Cheese. Cheese comes in so many varieties and forms. From the Swiss to the French there is something there for everyone! Nachos you say? Grilled cheese sandwich? How about some shredded parmesan on your spaghetti? The options are endless. And not only that, it’s practical too. Wisconsin uses cheese to de-ice roads!! They recently tested a combo of cheese wastes with rock salt to prevent roads from freezing. How brilliant! But, I wouldn’t go throwing your shredded Colby-jack on your driveway in the winter; somehow I don’t think that will work out to well for you. On the downside and I am talking way down, there is actually a cheese with maggots in it (no I am not making this up, ewwww). It’s called Casu Marzu and they purposely leave holes in the cheese so the flies can lay eggs and the maggots can eat the cheese, their subsequent excretions aid in the fermentation process (yeah, I bet **gag**) and soften the cheese that lends to this cheeses’ unique flavor. I think I’ll stick to my cheddar thank you.
So you see, there are good and bad things about both. But, my vote is cheese. The options are endless, and in my humble opinion cheese goes with everything.
And the winner is…
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