Gregorian monks chanting produces prize-winning cheese!

June 20th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI  

London , June 20 (ANI): The positive effects of chanting on humans are pretty much well-known, but cheese is the latest candidate to reap benefits from the spiritual hymns.

Playing an album of chanting recorded by Gregorian monks, has made an Austrian school for dairy farmers to produce their prize-winning cheese.

“Cheese matures with the help of micro-organisms which I am sure also feel vibes. The music is very simple and I think that is what helps,” The Mirror quoted head teacher Erich Kerngast, as saying.

The ‘Chant Music of Paradise’ has already topped the UK charts and holds the same position for these Austrian cheese-makers, who repeatedly play it to the two-and-a-half tonnes of cheese while it matures in the cellars of the school.

“We put in a Dolby Surround hi-fi system worth PS1,600 and have been playing the Gregorian chant over and over again,” said Mr Kerngast.

The school has won a (cheese) string of prizes for its Grottenhofer Auslese cheese, ever since it began playing the monks’ chants to the long-suffering produce. (ANI)

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