I know this is not new but, still, I've been wondering...
When did we decide we wanted cheese to be stringy?
Is it too vexing to have a wheel, block or slice of cheese? Wasn't cheese in a can offensive enough?
Do we really need cheese in string form? Are we planning to weave it into necklaces and decorative planters? Anyone using it, like Indiana Jones uses his whip, to get out of tight spots? I'm all for convenience but in this case perhaps we have tilted too far.
Next thing they'll be trying to put strudel in a toaster.
I can't help but think this drive toward convenience is robbing us of some basic food wonderfulness. We want things freeze-dried, condensed, preserved, fat free, sugar free, and in a portable plastic pouch but somehow the same as the original. Perhaps my Luddite qualities are showing. I'm all for refrigeration and canned goods and such... but I don't want my cheese stringy. Am I alone here?