Despite much research, I still don't really know though perhaps the closest I've come to finding out is:
Photographers ask their subjects to "say cheese" because by pronouncing the word, the subjects mouths form into a smile as long as they hold the "ee" - Thanks ANSWERBAG for that snippet of information. I can verify you are correct in your reply in that you do indeed smile whilst prolonging the 'ee' in cheese.
I'm doing it again, aren't I? Planning a post and letting my mind wonder. Back to topic .....
As a bairn I loved cheese though it had to be English cheese (or at least, like DAIRYLEA TRIANGLES, produced for the UK market) - CHEDDAR, CHESHIRE or, beloved cheese of animated character, Wallace of WALLACE AND GROMIT fame, WENSLEYDALE.
However that all changed when I met Husband dearest who introduced me to the delights of more 'exotic' cheeses like the still very English STILTON as well as the (not quite so English) French BRIE and CAMEMBERT to name but a few.
Still not onto my post proper, I just wanted you to know I like cheese - cheese and pickle sandwiches, cheese on toast, cheesy pasta bake etc - but I'm not overly sure about cheese in this context.
A New York restaurateur is offering customers cheese made from ............ his wife's breast milk.
Daniel Angerer decided to experiment and posted a recipe - which includes 4 cups of milk, yoghurt, rennet and sea salt - for what he called Mother's Milk Cheese on his blog - as reported in the Sunday Sun.
Umm, breast milk cheese? Not something I'd personally like to sample so, swiftly moving on, how about Cheese Art?
Sourced from Full House magazine: 'Food artist' Prudence Staite has taken things to a whole new level by making sculptures of celebrities out of (you guessed) cheese.
Her work includes a bust of US president Barack Obama, a mosaic of Geordie lass and singer Cheryl Cole as well as a sculpture of burlesque dancer Dita Von Cheese, sorry, that's, Von Teese in her famous wine glass pose which you can view, courtesy of the BBC website, by clicking HERE.
And so on to another casualty of health and safety regulations, sad news from the world of sport.
Cheesed off (excuse the pun) competitors reckon it's the thin edge of the wedge.
But after more that 200 years of broken bones and twisted ankles, a historic cheese-rolling contest has been axed.
The wacky event, where locals chase 7lb wheels of DOUBLE GLOUCESTER down a one-in-two (I presume we are talking very steep here) hill, is held every May near the Cotswold village of Brockworth. But this year's Bank Holiday roll is off following worries over the expected 15,000 spectators and problems getting insurance - An edited version of an article by Richard Smith writing in the Daily Mirror.
Then, if you are anything like me and are beginning to think it couldn't possibly get any more strange - think again.No I'd never heard of it either but to find out click HERE and you'll meet Sarah who will tell you all about it ...... or perhaps not.