What’s NOT to like about cheese? I mean, there are dozens of varieties of it, it’s tasty and it goes with everything from wine to nachos. And now it could save your life as well.

In a brilliant fit of innovativeness, Milwaukee, WI is considering using cheese brine to de-ice roads in the winter. Brine is a liquid waste product left over from cheesemaking that officials suspect can be added to rock salt and applied directly to the street.

So they’re killing two birds with one stone- getting rid of something they’d have to pour down the drain otherwise and making drivers safer. And, the acid in cheese brine apparently counteracts some of the salt’s corrosive nature.

Here’s the story from Slate.

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