Cyclops, the Cheesemaker

Photo from Garden Variety Cheese

Photo from Garden Variety Cheese

Did you know that Polyphemus the Cyclops was a cheesemaker?

Fun food history fact: If you look back at the Odyssey, you'll see that Odysseus and his men actually were waiting outside the Cyclops' cheese cave for him. They even broke in, offered some cheeses as a sacrifice, and then came back to fight. 

*** Also: NorCal friends, please support these sweet ladies and my friend and non-Cyclops cheesemaker, @farmer_beckytomorrow! Whole Foods stores are offering 5% of store sales on Wednesday, July 26 to support @gardenvarietycheeseand 15 other amazing small producers!! 

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