This is the reason feet smell like cheese

Woman holding her nose against the smell of feet
Woman holding her nose against the smell of feet

Ever wondered why feet smell like cheese?

Here's your answer.

Feet and cheese have something in common... bacteria.

Warm and humid, our feet are a paradise for certain types of bacteria, like brevibacterium.

This is the bacteria responsible for producing odour compounds and it just happens to be the same bacteria that's present when producing certain types of cheese.

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