Cheese secrets you mite not want to know: The crawly critters that influence cheese

Remember the novel James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl? Magical green crocodile tongues spill on a peach tree, causing a giant peach to grow. This peach is home to Centipede, Earthworm, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Miss Spider, Glowworm and Silkworm. The giant insects befriend a boy named James who lost his parents. The motley crew has great adventures traveling the World in the peach. In the end of the story, the peach gets impaled on the Empire State Building. Although first viewed as monsters, the insects become loved and New Yorkers view them as heroes. The flesh of the peach is brought down to the streets and fed to thousands of children who enjoy all the juicy deliciousness the peach has developed through its travels with James and his insect friends (who occasionally munched on the peach themselves during their journey). This is how I like to imagine the inside of a wheel of cheese. There are cheeses that have a symbiotic history with insects, although less glamorous than the story of James and his peach.