Back in Connecticut at the Abbey of Regina Laudis,
nuns raise sheep, work the fields and sing Gregorian chants
eight times a day. Marcellino, who is also an accomplished
vocalist, was assigned to make cheese. The scientific interest
In the 1990s, Marcellino won a Fulbright scholarship
to study in France. She eventually spent four years
here studying cheese fungus, going from farm to farm
collecting samples. Her fame grew, and she was profiled
in a documentary that coined her nickname: ``The Cheese Nun.''
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