When I first saw that there was the equivalent of a smoke house inside the ranch house, I thought it would be for ham or other meats. I was surprised to see such a large block of cheese being smoked. I presume that smoking cheese preserves it without refrigeration. It would certainly add to the flavor.
Several people yesterday left comments about the smoke inside the house. It was not smoky at all until he opened the door to the smoke room. Normally the smoke stays in the smoke room and out of the rest of the house.
This week we have photos of the Atacama Desert of Chile on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. If you have not been there, it is worth a visit to our website to see unique, colorful landscape.