Youve probably heard of swiss cheese cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese but have you heard of Groaning Cheese? In Medieval England expectant mothers made what they called a Groaning Cheese which was a large wheel of cheese that matured for nine months as the unborn baby grew. When the groaning time or time of birth came the whole family would celebrate by eating this cheese until nothing but the outer rind was left. The newborn would then be passed through the rind on Christening day to be blessed with a long and prosperous life. What a cheesy superstition!