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Old 06-10-2014, 07:11 PM  
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FDA may destroy America's real cheese industry

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorym...eese-industry/
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an executive decree banning the centuries old practice of aging cheese on wooden boards. One bureaucrat within the FDA, without surveying all of the scientific literature, and without public commentary, has rattled hundreds of small businesses across the United States. Consumers who eat any kind of aged cheese should prepare for a potentially catastrophic disruption in the market for artisan, non-processed cheese.

Corporate cheese makers like Leprino and Kraft will be able to weather this regulatory storm — they don’t make cheese, they manufacture cheese, and as such they do not follow the centuries old artisan techniques. But for small businesses and artisan cheese makers, wood boards are in fact essential to the making of cheese. As cheese expert Gordon Edgar writes, “wood creates a beneficial environment for cheese. After all, what is cheese but a great achievement of the microbe community?” Edgar notes that wood is essential to the flavor of artisanal cheeses, it distinguishes it from the large manufactured cheeses.

In sum, small businesses who specialize in artisan cheeses will likely be destroyed by this decision.

To make matters worse, the FDA is acting without legal authority.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:22 PM   #16
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A) Not real cheese
B) Rich enough to not be affected by the decision made by a former Big Cheese Product manufacturer.
It says right on the can--REAL CHEESE
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:35 PM   #17
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:42 PM   #18
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Oh no! Parmigiano Reggiano is my most regular purchase being Sicilian. Gonna hafta' get the family on this.
Well since Parmigiano Reggiano only comes from Italy, you'll be good.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:48 PM   #19
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Well since Parmigiano Reggiano only comes from Italy, you'll be good.
Not really. You can use the name for the style of cheese in the US. The United States thankfully hasn't adopted the stupid PDO rules of Europe.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:49 PM   #20
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Well since Parmigiano Reggiano only comes from Italy, you'll be good.
Per Post #8, it's on the list of Euro cheeses to be affected.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:50 PM   #21
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Not really. You can use the name for the style of cheese in the US. The United States thankfully hasn't adopted the stupid PDO rules of Europe.
I only buy the imported, which already costs a fortune. But I have to have the best on my pasta dishes.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:51 PM   #22
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The Obama's surely can afford imported cheese so it's no buggy /cosmo
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:52 PM   #23
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I only buy the imported, which already costs a fortune. But I have to have the best on my pasta dishes.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:53 PM   #24
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:54 PM   #25
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I only buy the imported, which already costs a fortune. But I have to have the best on my pasta dishes.
I prefer Pecorino. Its a little bit saltier.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:11 PM   #26
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Will this affect Blue Cheese? If so I am going to riot.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:47 PM   #29
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Is there an alternate material available for the artisan cheese maker?
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:59 PM   #30
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Is there an alternate material available for the artisan cheese maker?
Wood is generally better due to its properties and the anti-bacterial nature of wood specifically the molds in wood will kill Listeria. The wood also helps reseeding the mold for rind cheeses.

Also, the wood helps wick away moisture from the cheese when it has a lot of moisture and return it when the cheese dries out.
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