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Simon Walker, a student at the Bern University of the Arts in Switzerland, checks a small music speaker placed directly below a wheel of Emmental. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Need A Can't-Miss Wheel Of Cheese? Try Playing It Some Hip-Hop

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Cheese is packaged for sale at Widmer's Cheese Cellars in 2016 in Theresa, Wis. Record dairy production in the U.S. has produced a record surplus of cheese causing prices to drop. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sirota shows off a wheel of cheese with Vladimir Putin's name. He's been saving it especially for the Russian president, but so far has had no luck delivering it. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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In Russia, A Dairy Owner Dreams Of Delivering Cheese To Vladimir Putin

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Cheese sculptor Sarah Kaufmann poses with her masterpiece, depicting "Great Dairy Moo-ments in Cheese History" on display at this year's Indiana State Fair. It weighs in at almost half a ton. Courtesy of Allison Pareis hide caption

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'You Never Know Where Cheese Takes You': Dairy Sculptor Savors The Moo-ments

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Abner Stolztfus owns Cedar Dream dairy farm in Peach Bottom, Pa. Last year, Stolztfus decided to invest almost $200,000 in equipment and learned how to make yogurt from scratch. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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Kentucky bourbon could be the target of new tariffs from European allies if President Trump approves restrictions on steel and aluminum imports. Luke Sharrett/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

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A block of Tomme de Savoie cheese ages with a sweater of Mucor lanceolatus fungal mold. Mucor itself doesn't have a strong taste, but more flavorful bacteria can travel far and wide along its hyphae — the microscopic, branched tendrils that fungi use to bring in nutrients. Benjamin Wolfe/Benjamin Wolfe hide caption

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Ten international cheesemongers competed to be named the best cheesemonger in the world at Mondial du Fromage. Nathalie Vanhaver, from Belgium, in center, took gold. Christophe Gonzalez, from France, on the left, won silver; and for the first time ever, an American, Nadjeeb Chouaf, took home the bronze. Courtesy of Rodolphe Le Meunier/Deedee Dorzee hide caption

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A depiction of Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that create a deadly toxin. The preformed toxin can be found in home-canned foods and some retail products, such as canned cheese, chili sauces and oil infused with garlic. Jennifer Oosthuizen/CDC hide caption

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On Tuesday, William Wangerin (front) and three other judges consider cheeses at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay, Wis. The contest organizer, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, says the number of cheeses, yogurts and butters competing at this year's event is at an all-time high. Carrie Antlfinger/AP hide caption

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