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Author Topic: Why does Parmesan taste like vomit and why does it taste like that to some  (Read 6908 times)

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people whereas obviously not to others?

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It smells like vomit to me, but doesn't taste like it (tastes most yummy indeed). Does that make me weird?

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No, it's not just that that makes you weird  :o

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why thankee, marm  :o

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I think you will find that the smell is due to age and ingredients that are added to it. The age can vary but normally 2 to 3 years is the norm


normhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parmesan


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parmesan#Aroma_and_chemical_components

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It smells like vomit to me, but doesn't taste like it (tastes most yummy indeed). Does that make me weird?
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I dont know how you ever have tasted something that smells like vpmit! To me it smells like the worst sort of sweaty feet ... hence I have no idea what it tastes like.

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Aha, I see from the link it's the butyric acid...it's an ingredient in both and also in sweat.

Funny how some people like it - well, it is to me anyway.

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Aha, I see from the link it's the butyric acid...it's an ingredient in both and also in sweat.

Reminds me of a story my biology teacher told us (in the 1950's) about his and his fellow university pals exploits having obtained/ created some pure butyric acid. The result was the enforced evacuation of several hotels in a famous university town!!

Having said that - I listened to the Food Programme(BBC R4) a couple of months ago, an item about the making of and types of Parmesan cheese. The participants waxing lyrical about it's taste so convincingly that  I went out and bought a very expensive piece of it. It is a pleasant experience grating a chunk of it onto an already tasty spaghetti bolognese and it certainly enhances the gastronomical experience!
So I guess I'm weird too - (I've always suspected it tho!)
« Last Edit: 07 May, 2009, 10:48:21 AM by antonymous »
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