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In the World of Cheese, a Drama Unfolds

Vegan version was on track to win a big competition against dairy rivals, got yanked instead

(Newser) - When the winners of the prestigious Good Food Awards are named on Monday, the champ in the cheese category will be one made from milk. This typically would not be a surprise, except for this: The makers of a plant-based cheese had been told confidentially in advance (which is standard...

Our Favorite Stinky Cheeses Are in Some Trouble

Cloning the same strain of fungus for decades makes cheese uniform, but not sustainable

(Newser) - In news that could upend cheese plates everywhere, some of the stinkiest offerings we love to indulge in are in danger from more than just getting in our bellies. Vox has the scoop on what it calls the "Camembert calamity," and it all boils down to fungi. To...

Our Love of Pizza Is Taking a Toll on US Groundwater

'New York Times' explains how farmers need irrigated crops to feed all those cows; same with chickens

(Newser) - A previous New York Times investigation revealed that America's groundwater is being depleted at a fast rate all around the country. A new story in the Times explains how Americans' love of cheese and chicken is a big reason why. Consider first the broad shift in our diets: The...

Kraft Recalls Potentially 'Unpleasant' Cheese Slices

Company says the wrappers could pose choking hazard

(Newser) - Kraft Heinz said Tuesday it's recalling more than 83,000 cases of individually-wrapped Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices because part of the wrapper could stick to the slice and become a choking hazard. The company, which is based in Chicago and Pittsburgh, said one of its wrapping machines...

This Lady Says She Can See Into Your Future, Via Cheese

Jennifer Billock tells fortunes using the art of tyromancy

(Newser) - How accurately can that provolone in your fridge predict the future? How good of a soothsayer is that wheel of Stilton? You may not have the answers to those questions, but Jennifer Billock thinks she does. That's because the Chicago native is a self-proclaimed expert in tyromancy, described by...

Deadly Cheese Collapse Sounded Like Thunder

Italian cheesemaker was crushed under thousands of falling cheese wheels

(Newser) - A beloved cheesemaker in northern Italy died Sunday night, crushed under thousands of wheels of his own product. Authorities say a shelf broke while 74-year-old Giacomo Chiapparini was in a cheese warehouse in the Lombardy region, starting a domino effect that caused around 25,000 wheels of hard cheese, each...

Who Needs Burger in Its Cheeseburgers? Not Burger King
Burger King, Why
Are You Doing This?
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Burger King, Why Are You Doing This?

Thailand division is hawking a cheeseburger with no burger meat, up to 20 slices of American cheese

(Newser) - If your favorite part of a cheeseburger is the cheese, Burger King has just the meal for you. You'll have to travel to Thailand to sample it, but "this is for real!" the fast-food giant says of its burgerless cheeseburger, which features the usual sesame-seed bun but...

Cheese Ruling a 'Significant Win' for US Dairy Farmers

Cheese made in US can be labeled 'Gruyere,' to chagrin of dairy farmers from France, Switzerland

(Newser) - Feel free to call that Alpine-style cheese from Wisconsin "Gruyere." That's according to a US appeals court, which ruled last week that the label can be used for cheese made not only in the Swiss-French region it's named after, but also for cheese made in the...

50 Wheels of Undeclared Cheese Cost NM Woman

She was fined $1K after trying to enter Texas from Mexico

(Newser) - Officers with Customs and Border Protection say they stopped a woman hiding contraband under a blanket in her SUV as she tried to cross the Texas border from Mexico earlier this month. But it wasn't drugs, or even weapons—though it may have been sharp: It was 50 wheels...

Cows Can't Eat Parched Grass, So We Don't Get Special Cheese

Production of unique Salers cheese halted due to drought in France's Auvergne region

(Newser) - If the grass in your yard goes a little dry over the summer, it's no big deal. In France's central Auvergne region, however, those parched parcels, a result of the nation's current drought, are wreaking havoc on the making of a centuries-old cheese. The Guardian reports on...

USDA Keeps 1.4 Billion Pounds of Cheese in Missouri Caves

It's not all 'government cheese,' at least not anymore

(Newser) - You might say Springfield, Missouri, is the cheese capital of America, not because it’s known for great cheese but because the USDA maintains a hoard of 1.4 billion pounds of cheese in caves beneath the town. The so-called Springfield Underground has been there for decades, but its exact...

This Piece of Cheese Helped Bring Down a Drug Dealer

Carl Stewart's photo of him holding a block of Stilton allowed UK police to lift his prints

(Newser) - If evading police was the goal, Carl Stewart seemed to be doing everything right. The UK drug dealer used an encrypted phone system called EncroChat—one favored by organized crime in Europe—to carry out his surreptitious communications, and he adopted the handle "Toffeeforce" to do business, selling heroin...

Monks Are Sitting on 4K Discs of Cheese

With demand plummeting, French monastery sells online

(Newser) - The pandemic has cut sales of the cheese produced at a French monastery in half. Restaurants are closed, and customers don't stop by the Cîteaux Abbey's shop these days. So the basement is filling up with 4,000 semi-soft discs, the Guardian reports. The Trappist monks who...

Sell This 'Dangerous' Cheese and You Could Be Fined $60K

But in Sardinia, casu marzu is a way of life

(Newser) - Spotting maggots in your food is generally a sign that it needs to be tossed, quickly. When it comes to the Sardinian cheese casu marzu, it's a sign that everything is going as planned. At CNN , Agostino Petroni takes a deep dive into what Guinness World Records has called...

There's a New Retail 'Crisis' Affecting Costco
There's a New Retail
'Crisis' Affecting Costco
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There's a New Retail 'Crisis' Affecting Costco

Imports delayed over apparent lack of shipping containers

(Newser) - There's a reason your local Costco may look barer than usual. Delays at ports are affecting supplies of imported goods, and imported cheeses in particular, USA Today reports. During an earnings call last week, CFO Richard Galanti explained Costco was seeing limited supplies of cheese, seafood, olive oil, furniture,...

This Is the World's Best Cheese
This Is the World's
Best Cheese

This Is the World's Best Cheese

Gruyere from Switzerland takes top prize at world's biggest cheese, butter, yogurt competition

(Newser) - A Gruyere from Switzerland has been named the world's best cheese, chosen from a record number of entrants from 26 nations in the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The cheese from Bern, Switzerland, made its maker, Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus, a two-time winner. Spycher also won...

American Cheese Scores a Big First
American Cheese
Scores a Big First

American Cheese Scores a Big First

Oregon cheese scored first-ever US win at World Cheese Awards

(Newser) - Cheese snobs who think American cheese is defined by Cheez Whiz will have been surprised by this year's World Cheese Awards. For the first time in the event's 32-year history, the winning cheese came from the US, Food & Wine reports. The honor went to the Rogue River...

Famous Chef Says This Spice Cost Him a Michelin Star

France's Marc Veyrat says saffron fooled inspector into thinking pedestrian cheese was used

(Newser) - Marc Veyrat is world renowned, recognized for both his wild herb-based fare and his trademark look—a "wide-brimmed black Savoyard hat and smoke-tinted glasses," per the Guardian . What the 69-year-old French chef doesn't want to be known for, however, is losing a coveted star in the Michelin...

Suit: Premium Dairy's Cows Surrounded by Dirt, Concrete

Class-action complaint against Tillamook creamery says most cows' life isn't as idyllic as advertised

(Newser) - Visit the website of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, and you'll view photos of "pampered" cows roaming freely in verdant fields. A new lawsuit from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, however, takes issue with this idyllic imagery from the company that churns out Tillamook-brand butter, cheese, ice cream,...

Millennials Blamed for Travails of American Cheese

Bloomberg: Sales are down as younger generation turns away from processed food

(Newser) - American cheese has been a staple in US kitchens for decades, but Bloomberg reports that its fortunes appear to be heading south. The story also sees one big reason why: Millennials aren't interested in buying or eating the processed stuff, preferring instead natural cheeses that taste more distinctive even...

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