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How Cheese Works

Cheese is everywhere. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from, how is it made -- and why is some of it so stinky?


The Ultimate Food Science Quiz

The Ultimate Food Science Quiz

Food scientists rely on many skills to figure out how to feed our growing world population. Test your knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

Could you grow meat from stem cells?

Could you grow meat from stem cells?

Stem cells keep proving themselves as a key to our future survival. Learn if you could grow meat from stem cells at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do people really use radiators to make stills?

Do people really use radiators to make stills?

Can car radiators really do the work of a whiskey still? Is that even safe? Learn whether people can use radiators to make stills at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does beer make milk curdle?

Does beer make milk curdle?

Beer is quickly becoming a trendy mixer for cocktail drinkers. But it doesn't mix well with milk. Find out why beer makes milk curdle at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does flat beer lose its alcohol content?

Does flat beer lose its alcohol content?

The age of a beer can dramatically influence its flavor -- and usually not for the better. But does flat beer lose its alcohol content? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why does beer form a head but soda doesn't?

Why does beer form a head but soda doesn't?

A quickly poured beer or soda can create a layer of foam, but only one stays. Why does beer form a head but soda doesn't? Learn why at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why does beer get skunky?

Why does beer get skunky?

Why does beer get skunky? Find out how to avoid skunky beer at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are expired foods still safe to eat?

Are expired foods still safe to eat?

Are expired foods still safe to eat? Learn the truth at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Differences Between Moonshining and Homebrewing

10 Differences Between Moonshining and Homebrewing

While you can make both beer and whiskey at home, one is illegal. Find out 10 differences between moonshining and homebrewing at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Think you know how to feed yourself? Prove it.

Think you know how to feed yourself? Prove it.

Think you know how to feed yourself? Prove it. Test what you know about feeding yourself in our quiz. See more »