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Cheese-Chasers Get Ready to Roll

Cheese-Chasers Get Ready to Roll

Cheese-chasers are set to, unofficially, roll head over heels for cheese and glory at the annual Cheese-Rolling in Gloucestershire, England, on Monday, June 4.

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Cheesy daredevils have raced after a wheel of Double Gloucester cheese at Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester in the Cotswalds, at noon during the spring Bank Holiday for 200 years. While the Cheese-Rolling festival has been officially called off for the past two years, it is still unofficially held, usually in late May, by cheese enthusiasts. This year’s Cheese-Rolling is slated for June 4 to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee.

During the Cheese-Rolling, men and women roll down a muddy, steep 200-yard hill after an 8-pound wheel of Double Gloucester cheese that is handmade by Diana Smart. The four large wheels of cheese for the men’s and women’s races and a small one for the children’s race are made with milk from her herd of Brown Swiss, Holstein, and Gloucester cows.

In the adult races, the first cheese-chaser to tumble and roll to the hill’s bottom and grab the savory cheese wins the cheese and bragging rights. The children's race is a safer jaunt uphill to retrieve the cheese.

The organizers of the Cheese-Rolling have had challenges staging the event in recent years, ranging from poor weather and claims of profiteering to crowd control (15,000 people showed up during the last official Cheese-Rolling in 2009) and health concerns. Each year, a dozen or so Cheese-Rolling competitors are treated for bumps, bruises, sprains, and even spinal injuries at the free event that is open to all who want to win the big cheese.


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo


Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have a confession to make: it took me 4 tries to get these Texas Roadhouse Rolls right for you.

Let&rsquos back up a bit &ndash When I decided that I wanted to make a homemade version of Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I immediately knew that I wanted to adapt one of my great-grandmother&rsquos yeast roll recipes for the project. Only, my dumb ass kept forgetting to add the water to the recipe.

Spoiler alert: Don&rsquot leave the water out of this recipe. It won&rsquot work.

But, as it turned out, making the recipe 4 times (and massively screwing up for 3 of them) was worth it in the long run. Boyfriend came home from work, popped a warm roll into his mouth, and said, &ldquoAre these Texas Roadhouse Rolls?&rdquo