by Julia Thiel
Had I known this before the Key Ingredient shoot that Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe did with gjetost, I could have warned him. Who knew that it wouldn't be an ingredient that was poisonous or insanely spicy or still alive that would prove to be the most dangerous? And Hammel, unaware of the potential deadliness of the cheese, made a gratin that he put in the broiler. We're all lucky that we made it out alive.
Relatedly: I'd never even realized that reading "the cheese burned on" in a news article was a lifetime dream of mine until it actually happened.