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Scientists have discovered bizarre link between music and cheese. Different genres of music affect way cheese matures. top Swiss cheese-maker and team of researchers from Switzerland's Bern University conducted six-month test to look into effect music had on the maturation process of Emmental cheese. After cheese had matured, it was sampled and assessed by researchers and jury of culinary cheese experts. The researchers found that cheese that had been played hip-hop had stronger aroma and flavor than the other samples. The cheese aficionados reached the same conclusion as researchers - the hip-hop cheese was the tastiest.

The experiment involved exposing different cheeses to 24-hour, non-stop musical loop. music player directed sound waves at cheese for six months. The experiment was titled "Cheese in Surround Sound". The music included Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Led Zeppelins rock classic "Stairway to Heaven," and A Tribe Called Quest's hip-hop tune "Jazz (We've Got)". researcher explained differences in taste. He said: "Bacteria are responsible for the formation of taste of cheese, with enzymes that influence its maturity. I am convinced that humidity, temperature or nutrients are not only things that influence taste. Sounds, ultrasounds or music can also have physical effects."

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