Orangen’t you glad

I didn’t say banana? No, wait. That’s not it.

I’m talking cheese, not bananas.

Cheddar cheese in fact. I wanted to know why it is orange. I didn’t think cows gave orange milk. Except apparently it turned out that grass-fed cows do give orangish milk in the spring and summer. Because these bovines make beta-carotene (the carrot color) into the milk.

And that orange cheese was tastier than it’s pale counter part.

Then folks got sneaky. The cheesemakers found Annatto seeds that would die the cheese and make it a consistent color year round, thus fooling the folks into believing it was the spring/summer cheese.

A modern travesty you say? Well, it’s been going on since the 17th century, so how do you define modern?

Cheeses without the Annatto seeds are called white cheese or Vermont cheddar. Why Vermont cheddar? I have no idea. But that’s a blog for another day.

Now, orangen’t you glad you didn’t ask?

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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