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Use the right cheese. Some­thing smoky that melts well, like a Gruyere or a Swiss.

Use the right dip­pers. Bread and veg­eta­bles work well.

Keep your skew­ers straight. They’re colour-coded for a rea­son. Bring kids. Let’s be hon­est: kids just don’t ap­pre­ci­ate fine cheeses.

Play with the fire — it’s warm­ing your cheese.

Dou­ble dip. Norm Mac­don­ald’s new mem­oir (pg. 60) is a be­guil­ing mix of fact and fic­tion. In the spirit of Norm, for­mer gam­bling ad­dict and gam­ing en­thu­si­ast, we present the bet­ting odds on the rel­a­tive truth of some of the claims he makes in print. Norm granted a ter­mi­nally ill child his dy­ing wish by help­ing him kill a baby seal.

Norm earned his spot on SNL by of­fer­ing Lorne Michaels a bag of high-qual­ity mor­phine.

Norm lusted af­ter Sarah Sil­ver­man so ag­gres­sively she got a re­strain­ing or­der.

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