A book made from shelf-stable American cheese slices


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/14/kraft-paper.html


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#2

This is the only way to make American cheese palatable, I guess.


#3

Cheese in name only.


#4

Hmm. Looks like the plastic was used to create a sewn binding, with that attached to the hardback cover.

So between that and the lack of an attempt to print (or do anything else, not even cutouts or popups) on the cheese, I’d give this a production-difficulty rating of eh.


#5

Yeah, it’s, what is it they say…
…interesting.

Not least of which because it doesn’t have anything to do with cheese.

Well… wait… is it called 20 Slices or The Cheese Book, because if it’s the latter then that’s something at least.


#6

Can’t read it though. You’ll get the cheese touch.


#7

American cheese, yes, but what kind of cheese is it supposed to emulate?
Red Leicester?
Tilsit?
Caerphilly?
Bel Paese?
Red Windsor?
Stilton?
Gruyere?
Emmental?
Norwegian Jarlsberger?
Liptauer?
Lancashire?
White Stilton?
Danish Blue?
Double Gloucester?
Cheshire?
Dorset Blue Vinney?
Brie?
Roquefort?
Pont-l’Eveque?
Port Salut?
Savoyard?
Saint-Paulin?
Carre-de-L’Est?
Boursin?
Bresse Bleu
Perle de Champagne?
Camembert?
Gouda?
Edam?
Caithness?
Smoked Austrian?
Japanese Sage Darby?
Wensleydale.
Greek Feta?
Gorgonzola?
Parmesan?
Mozzarella?
Pippo Creme?
Danish Fimboe?
Czech sheep’s milk?
Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?
Cheddar?
Illchester?
Limburger?
Enquiring minds want to know.


#8

cheese-shop-keen-guess


#9

Think of it this way; when the nuclear apocalypse arrives, at least Burgess Meredith will have something to snack on.


#10

Of course, it would have to be the Twillight series of cheeses as opposed to say, The Name of the Rose.


#11

That’s the current official motto in the US, right?

…“in name only.”


#12

Processed cheese product, of course. AKA orange dyed moistened powdered blackboard chalk.


#13

Cheddar, if you are blind and have no tastebuds.


#14

Cue the cheesy jokes in… 0!


#15

Cheddar is an abomination in its own annatto-coloured right.

I’m going to make myself unoopular by admitting this, but I really can’t wrap my head around why English-speaking people (including above-cited Pythons, and of course Wallace & Gromit) seem to celebrate the pitiful collection of quasi-cheese from their islands.

And I’m not even French!


#16

cheese-shop-peckish


#17

That’s how bookbinding works.


#18

Kind of told you I’m on edge, did I?


#19

Because it’s our cheese, dammit, and because Brie smells like the French!!

Look, it’s Cheddar cheese or roast beef, we don’t have anything else, alright? :cry:


#20

They should print one with disaster survival information on it.

One way or the other, it’s useful.