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Multiple media outlets (the Christian Science Monitor among them) are reporting that
Vonn is apparently applying topfen curd cheese to the injury in the hopes it will reduce swelling. To gauge how mainstream this practice is, I turned to cheese expert Jeanette Hurt , author of both The Cheeses of Wisconsin (2008) and The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide (2009, both from Countryman Press).
“I have never, ever used cheese for a bruised shin...," admits Hurt. "Packing ricotta around swelling? Sounds kind of stinky to me. I do, however, know that cheese is good for your teeth and [keeps] away cavities.”
Still, I can relate to Vonn’s efforts, sort of. In the mid-90s, I awoke in a tiny
One can only hope that Vonn’s unusual food-based remedy proves equally effective.