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Welcome to Microbe Week, because sharks are actually kind of boring.

What do you have hanging on the walls of your house? Your small children’s’ artwork? A dark, moody photograph of an abandoned city corner? This week’s grocery list? Here’s something else to post up there: a visual guide to salami microbiology. There’s a lot of good stuff up on MicrobialFoods.Orgprofiles of cheesemakers and scientists, explanations of the microbes behind the color of cheese rinds—but it’s Friday, and we’re into looking at pretty photos of the stuff that grows in our favorite meat snacks. Click on over to download the poster, and let your nerd flag fly.

Poster by MicrobialFoods.org; food photos by Adam Detour; food styling by Caterine Kelty; text/microscopy by Ben Wolfe

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