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Penicillium atramentosum RS17 growing on cheese curd agar [Image Credit: Emily Pierce]

Penicillium atramentosum RS17 was isolated from the rind of a clothbound cheddar cheese in a cheese cave in Vermont, USA.  Penicillium species are commonly found in cheese rind microbiomes and are sometimes inoculated onto cheese in order to produce desired ripening characteristics.