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Study claims Hip hop music makes cheese taste better

Posted at 7:06 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 09:06:33-04

SWITZERLAND (CNN) – A unique study by the Bern University of the Arts claims music can impact the taste of cheese, and it seems to indicate Hip hop music in particular makes cheese taste best.

Researchers exposed five 22-pound wheels of Emmental cheese to different kinds of music, played on a loop for six and a half months, 24 hours a day.

The songs played for the cheese were Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” “UV” by Vril, “Monolith” by Yello and “Jazz (We’ve Got)” by A Tribe Called Quest.

Other cheeses were exposed to soundwaves only, at different frequencies, but no music.

And one was a control cheese, exposed to silence.

Researchers found that the music had an impact on the strength of the smell, taste, and flavor of the cheeses.

A group of food professionals participated in blind taste-tests and declared that the cheese exposed to A Tribe Called Quest tasted best.

They said it was, “significantly different from the other samples” when it came to both smell and taste.

Researchers say more investigation should be done in order to confirm the results and gain a deeper understanding of exactly what is going on.