back to article Stairway to edam: Swiss bloke blasts roquefort his cheese, thinks Led Zep might make it tastier

One Swiss chap hopes to get his rock and rollright by playing music to cheese to see if that makes it taste better. Burgdorf (Berthoud) resident Beat Wampfler's unconventional experiment attracted the attention of The Japan Times, which reported that since September the veterinarian and cheese enthusiast has been serenading …

  1. rebecca_hill

    Cheddar the Devil You Know

    Also, Cheese Release Me by Engle-camembert Humperdink

  2. JudeKay (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Cheddar the Devil You Know

    Emmentaler's free .... to feel good!!!

  3. ArrZarr Silver badge

    'Cause this is Cheddar

    Cheddar night

    And no one's goanna save you

    From the dreams about to strike

    You know it's Cheddar

    Cheddar night

    You're fighting for your life

    Inside a Cheddar nightmare tonight.

  4. }{amis}{ Silver badge

    But where is the "Best"

    Richard Cheese will surely win!

  5. Admiral Grace Hopper

    Putting On The Ritz

    Or putting it on the Ritz *jazz hands*

  6. Locky

    These aren't my cup of tea, I'm more of a R 'n' Brie man.

    But I do like Ricotta Get Out of this Place - The Animals

  7. macjules Silver badge

    Re: Putting On The Ritz

    And talking of hands ... isn't it handy that he doesn't live in that industrial suburb of Bern known as Wankdorf?

  8. wolfetone Silver badge

    Baby Cheese do do do-do-do

    Baby Cheese do do do-do-do

    Baby Cheese do do do-do-do

    Baby Cheese.

  9. Adam 1 Silver badge

    Mummy Cheese do do do-do-do

    Mummy Cheese do do do-do-do

    Mummy Cheese do do do-do-do

    Mummy Cheese.

  10. Captain Hogwash

    Gong's Camembert Electrique album surely?

    Or maybe Hawkwind's Quark, Strangeness and Charm.

  11. Pedigree-Pete Bronze badge

    Re: Gong's Camembert Electrique album....

    Thanks Captain... have an upvote. I haven't thought about that album since I was at school. If I recall it was very cheap which is why many of my mates bought it. :)

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hello. Is it brie you’re looking for?

  13. Come to the Dark Side

    Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen

    I'm Stilton Standing - Elton John

    Gouda Vibrations - Beach Boys

  14. Semtex451 Silver badge

    These comments stink

    The 'report abuse' button has never looked so tempting.

    Sorry I'm lactose intolerant

  15. Rich 11 Silver badge

    I hate cheese

    So these puns are all going whey over my head.

  16. Korev Silver badge

    Re: I hate cheese

    Better than looking down to find you've stepped in a curd though...

  17. Scott Broukell

    What comes a rind goes a rind.

    I like this guys thinking, its whey out there!

  18. Captain Hogwash

    Do you suppose...

    ...he's hoping to produce some tubular Babybels?

  19. Khaptain Silver badge

    Tasteless comments

    Gouda getta out of the place : Animals

    Cheese cheese me do : Beatles

    And you are all going to cringe at this

  20. Outski

    Re: Tasteless comments

    "Cheese cheese me do : Beatles"

    Not Cheese Cheese Me?

  21. Joefish

    Surely that should be: Feta the Devil You Know - Kylie

    Roquefort Casbah - The Clash

    Paneer Me - ABC

    What Yarg-onna Do? - Artful Dodger (feat. Craig David)

    Y Fenni How Love Is - Queen

  22. Neil 32

    Why has no-one yet quoted the classic

    Sweet dreams are made of cheese

    Who am I to dis a brie

    I cheddar the world

    And the feta cheese

    Everybody's looking for Stilton

  23. Captain Hogwash

    While My Gruyere Gently Weeps - The Beatles

    The Advent Of Paneer - Gentle Giant

    East Of Edam - Dead Can Dance

    Musica Emmental - Dead Can Dance

  24. Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

    tbh I only upvoted for mention of Dead Can Dance, which I am listening to right now.

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    and the bands ..

    A Brie C

    Edam and the Ants ...

  26. EarthDog Bronze badge

    Re: and the bands ..

    Stringiest Cheese Incident.

  27. Franco Silver badge

    Provolone by The Wildhearts (Everlone)

    Mull of Dunsyre Blue

    A succession of AC/DC based titles

    Let there be Roquefort

    Halloumi ain't a bad place to be

    Rock 'n' Roll EDamnation

  28. Rich 11 Silver badge

    More AC/DC


    (That's usually what happens if I mistakenly eat processed or hard cheese.)

  29. ThePhantom

    Crank up the subwoofers and get ready to rock and roll: Metallica has its own whiskey, and it was created in part by the band’s music. A blend of straight American whiskeys selected and blended by master distiller Dave Pickerell, Blackened was put through a proprietary “sonic enhancement” process that used Metallica songs to create sound waves that impact chemical reactions taking place in the aging whiskey.

    No, this is not a joke.

  30. Tikimon Silver badge

    Aging bands to age whiskey!

    Seems appropriate.

  31. mainframe360

    Don't fear the Roquefort- Blue Oyster Culture

  32. Symon Silver badge

    More Babybell?

  33. Scott Broukell

    Presumably you are thinking of cheese and Patti there ?

  34. Martin Gregorie Silver badge

    Controlled experments: thats the ticket

    This whole experiment seems badly thought out. Here's how to do it properly:

    Run the set of experiments in one of those big, Swiss communal underground nuclear shelters so all the cheese shares the same environmental conditions.

    Put each set of different cheese types in its own soundproof enclosure

    Keep one set silent as a control.

    Each of the others gets a different type of music during the whole maturing process, including but not limited to: Monastic plainsong, Wagnerian Operas, Mozart, Brass bands, Trad jazz, Bebop, Folksong, Reggae, Heavy Metal Rock, Prog Rock, Stones, Zappa, Top Ten pop hits, Andean mountain music,...

    Then the tasters get to rate which music goes best with each type of cheese.

  35. M. Poolman

    Re: Controlled experments: thats the ticket

    ...including but not limited to: ... Zappa

    Doubtless featuring Suzy Creamcheese

  36. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Controlled experments: thats the ticket

    I wonder if music while you eat makes a difference to how something tastes. There must be bandwidth problems in the nervous system and brain when there are multiple stimuli.

    The back of the nose is important in differentiating tastes. Synaesthesia happens to us all even if only sunlight causing us to sneeze.

    Illuminating things with blue light tends to put people off eating them. IIRC supermarkets play particular types of music to encourage people to buy things.

  37. Joe W

    Re: Controlled experments: thats the ticket

    Not sure if they have a "silent" cheese, but the article does read like they test different types of music on different slabs.

  38. EarthDog Bronze badge

    Re: Controlled experments: thats the ticket

    and wine. Don't forget the wine.

  39. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Controlled experments: thats the ticket

    "Don't forget the wine."

    You have forgotten the tip monsieur.

  40. onefang

    Re: Controlled experments: thats the ticket

    Why music, why not just pure tones, and work up from there?

  41. breakfast

    Re: Controlled experments: thats the ticket

    Sounds like you want this experiment to be performed more Caerphilly.

  42. vir Silver badge

    "If so, El Reg would like to see the experiment rolled out to Lancashire, Gloucester and Wensleydale."

    Make sure you roll through Gloucester twice.

  43. Captain Hogwash

    Re: roll through Gloucester twice

    Make sure to chase it down Cooper's Hill.

  44. YogMac

    Has to be Van Halen (Holein)

    Has to be Van Halen, those vibes will give it ENERGY

  45. Michael Habel Silver badge

    Re: Has to be Van Halen (Holein)

    Yes but, for best affects make sure to only play the David Lee Roth Era.

  46. M. Poolman

    A rare bit of amusement for a Monday.

  47. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Babybel Canon

  48. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Prince Charles will probably add this to the Duchy products - he advocated talking to your plants many years ago.

  49. WolfFan Silver badge

    Back when he was still married to Diana?

  50. EarthDog Bronze badge

    I think the 60's and 70's


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