That Kraft cheese slice you might chomp for lunch today? It came from a mammoth subterranean dairy bunker the company uses as dirt cheap refrigeration and storage, Wired reports. Inside a 70-year-old mine that’s still rocked by explosions.
The cheesy compound is filled to the ceiling with 300kg drums of sandwich wonderfulness, kept at a chilly 2C through a combination of being 30m below ground, and a powerful liquid cooling system. The adjacent area is still an active limestone mine, but luckily, thick walls keep the cheese cache safe. Phew. So it’s incredibly huge, a little cold, and a little dangerous. This is fine with me. I would gladly put on my warmest coat and skip through this grand hall of lunchtime glory, spraying Velveeta into my mouth and stuffing my pockets with delicious orange treasures. [Wired]
Photograph by Christoph Morlinghaus