I could also have put this in USA political madness but was not sure. Hi Mods, if you think it should be moved??
To all of you cheese lovers out there and especially to our cousins in the USA who like to pop down to the local deli for a nice wedge of Mimolette
cheese... No longer can you savour it :
First of all, lets learn about how Mimolette is made :
The Mimolette is a most unusual cheese, spherical like an Edam but with a rough moon-like surface and a bright orange interior. It resembles a melon
when cut open.
The cheese originated in Holland and is made in a similar way to Edam. It is believed to have been introduced to France when Flanders was a part of
that country. Some believe that in the 17th century the French minister Colbert forbade the importation of foreign goods, including cheese, and so the
French began making it for themselves. It is now made in Flanders and also in other parts of France, particularly Brittany, and it is often known as
'Boule de Lille'. The name Mimolette derives from 'mi-mou' meaning 'half-soft'. The name Boule de Lille derives from a ripening cellar in the city of
Lille, where the cheese was originally matured.
More here : www.teddingtoncheese.co.uk...
And this is what the FDA have done :
France Furious Over U.S. Ban on Mimolette Cheese
July 5, 2013
Indignation is growing among cheese-lovers in France and the US after Washington branded a type of French cheese as unfit for human consumption.
The US government slapped an import ban on mimolette cheese at the end of May, leaving 1.5 tonnes of the item impounded at a warehouse.
More here : reason.com...
And this :
After more than a tonne of mimolette cheese has been held up in customs for 3 months, US officials have effectively banned the French speciality,
calling it “putrid” and “unfit for food.”
The move comes days after France furiously reacted to revelations the US spied on its embassy in Washington.
The US Food and Drug Administration says its inspectors found too many cheese mites per square inch crawling on the cheese, raising allergy concerns.
Link here : rt.com...
What can i say?
Have the FDA not also thought about banning nearly every type of cheese and yoghurt not made in the USA under "sterile" standards so to speak?
Hmmm what else can they ban so that the US Gvt can play their idiotic childish revenge games because François Hollande threatened to call off "Free
Trade" talks because of the NSA bugging the French Embassy in Washington?
Sorry folks, looks like you are going to have to stick to that cheese in a tube for a while
edit on 6-7-2013 by Rodinus because: Crap spelling
edit on 6-7-2013 by Rodinus because: Phrase
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