The Great Cheddar Debate

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I have a friend who doesn’t believe cheddar cheese is dyed orange.

He admits cheese is made of milk.

He agrees milk is white.

But, he won’t believe in dyed cheese.

I google, I show him pics. I read him Tillamook labels.

“Fake news,” he says. “Don’t believe everything you read.”

“What about white cheddar?” I ask.

He doesn’t miss a beat: “It’s regular cheddar, bleached.”

I take a breath, try a different tack. I mention something I’ve read about the world being flat.

He about has a fit. He looks at me and says, “What are you, an idiot?”

© Jim Latham 2021.