Blog: Dean BestCheddarnaut has landed…

Dean Best | 30 July 2009

Yes that’s right, you’ll be pleased to know that the wedge of cheddar launched into space on Tuesday (28 July) by West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers has returned in one piece.

For those who didn’t see our previous blog, the company launched a 300g wedge of cheddar in a large weather balloon 30km into the upper atmosphere of the Earth earlier this week. The stunt was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the moon landings.

However, the cheesemakers were panicking slightly when the GPS satellite-tracking system attached to the capsule failed to locate its whereabouts.

Thankfully, West Country Farmhouse breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the extra-mature cheese made an appearance, helped by its very own parachute.

The wedge made its landing in High Wycombe, near to the very home of just-food's publishing director. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite make it to his garden but instead to that of a resident who wishes to remain anonymous.

So we can now all rest easy at night knowing the cheese is safely home at West Country towers following its pioneering space expedition.

And don’t forget, we’ve all had the good fortune of sharing in the experience of witnessing the first space flight undertaken by a piece of cheese.

Michelle Russell, reporter


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