Cheese-rolling Champion ‘doesn’t really like cheese’

What in God’s name is cheese rolling? Is it competitive, and how do I get involved? 

an estimated 5000 people gathered in Glouestershire for the unofficial traditional cheese-rolling race. The event was originally cancelled in 2010, but fans of the sport decided that something as great as cheese-rolling must live on.

This tradition dates back to the 19th century, and has continuously grown in popularity. In fact, for the past 25 years, 87-year-old Diana Smart has been providing cheese for people to chase down a steep hill.

The first victor, unemployed 19-year-old Josh Shepherd said that he was proud of himself for being able to catch the cheese. When asked what he would do with the 8 pound ball of cheese he won, he stated: “I don’t know…I don’t really like cheese unless it’s melted,”

Of course you don’t really like cheese. That’s why you chased it down a steep hill and almost broke every bone in your body. By the way, this is cheese rolling.

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