MSNBC and The Associated Press reports that US Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is using cheese to heal an injury to her shin. She's been applying topfen, a form of curded cheese popular in Europe, as a topical treatment to thwart inflammation to her shin.
Apparently, she learned this traditional remedy when training in Austria from her fellow Austrian ski mates. Topfen is a white, creamy, acidic cheese-- a cross somewhere between cream cheese and cottage cheese--popular in western and eastern Europe for eating. (Photo from en.foodlexicon.org & full article here.)