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A Brooklyn family’s edible heirloom: a quarter wheel of cheese.

Melanie Wong | Jul 17, 2016 10:45 AM

" . . . We mark ourselves by what we choose of our past to shield from the churn of change. Much of this, whether an old building or historic landscape, is lasting and durable by definition. That something as soft and perishable as cheese should make it across 75 years of time and space, outlasting brick and mortar — indeed, much of the city — is beyond remarkable. But is a cheese from the age of steam still recognizably cheese? Is it even still edible?. . ."

After 75 Years, the Cheese Stands Alone

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