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Swiss scientists plug hole in cheese knowledge

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All this time we thought the holes in Swiss cheese were caused by gases release by bacterial action... but today Swiss scientists announced that is NOT the case! And those holes are at risk! I don't understand if this is the answer why other traditional cheeses don't also have holes...

The photo is misleading, Halibutboy. It makes it seem like mice make the holes!

Holes that form in cheeses such as emmental caused by hay particles in milk and not CO2 released by bacteria, say experts

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