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1) The name of this hard cow's milk cheese dates back to about 1840. It originated in North Yorkshire, and at that time had blue veining. Due to changes in production techniques, the blue veining was eliminated, and it is very hard to find the blue veined version today.
Name this cheese.

2) These trees are members of the cypress family, and are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. An essential oil is obtained from the wood, and is used in perfumes and medicines. The fruit have a  fragrant, spicy aroma but are too bitter to be eaten fresh.  The dried fruit are used in cooking, soft drinks, and the manufacture of wine and spirits. Tea made from the dried fruit is an old folk hangover cure.
Galls produced on the trees by a fungal infection are commonly known as cedar apples. 
Name this tree and its fruit.

3) What transparent, pure form of gelatin was obtained from certain aquatic vertebrates, and was used to clarify wine, in jellies and as an adhesive?

4) This bushy, aromatic plant is native to southern Europe and Asia, and has a pungent, spicy-minty taste. Both the leaves and flowers can be used in salads, soups, fruit salads and teas. It is also used in the production of cordials and liqueurs such as Chartreuse. It is widely grown as an ornamental garden plant, and attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The name is mentioned in the Bible, (1 Kings 4:33, Psalms 51:7 and John 19:29) but it is most likely a different plant then the one we now know by this name.
Name this plant.

What is the name for wines made from white grapes or red grapes with the skins removed?



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