It's no surprise that sometimes cheese odours and body odours are similar. But when we started working together we were surprised by how not only do cheese and smelly body parts like feet share similar odour molecules but also have similar microbial populations.
— Just in case you were wondering what scent artist Sissel Tolaas has been up to lately, she's been making cheese from bacteria taken from the persons of artist Olafur Eliasson, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and chef Michael Pollan. Read more, if you can stomach it, at Olafur Eliasson's tears used to make human cheese at De Zeen. You might also remember that she did the same thing with David Beckham's sneakers.