This Week In Cheese – 14/8/2011

Yes, our Cheese News feature is back! Sort of. I refuse to write about Chuck E. Cheese.

riot police, horses, horseback

Thank goodness for those who have sworn an oath to protect the cheese.

Reason For UK Riots Finally Uncovered

That’s right. Everyone has been offering up an opinion on the reason for the rioting, looting and general destruction in England this past week. Well, like Julia Roberts in The Pelican Brief, I have stumbled upon the answer and wanted to make it public before someone tries to kill me. Turns out, supermarkets and dairy firms in the UK were fined a total of £50 million after being found guilty of price fixing on milk and cheese  products. The Office of Fair Trading found that three infringements of the Competition Act 1998 were committed between 2002 and 2003, where supermarkets and suppliers colluded to increase prices on cheese. What else could Britain’s youth do, when forced to choose between cheese or Xbox Live? Seriously, isn’t life enough of a challenge for these youngster? The future is bleak, what with video game tester jobs being so few and far between. How will they ever be able to afford cheese for themselves and their families?

louis d'or cheese, quebec cheese, cheese

I see big things in this cheese's future. Big, BIG things. Like, refrigerator-big.

Quebec Cheese Wins Trifecta

A Quebec cheese, Louis d’Or, has made a spectacular triple play. The firm, washedrind cow’s-milk cheese,  made by Fromagerie du Presbytère, placed third among 1,676 entries from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico at the American Cheese Society’s 2011 contest. It also took first place in the national Canadian Cheese Grand Prix in April, and also first prize in the 2010 Quebec Séléction Caseus cheese contest.

I was fortunate enough to try a small sample of the cheese over at my in-laws this weekend. It was just a small piece, because I was stuffed to the gills on crab cakes, warm artichoke bread, prime Angus beef steak, rice, roasted peppers, and a lovely rosé. My father-in-law is an awesome cook. Unfortunately, it skips a generation. In any case, the cheese was delicious and WWFC will definitely be reviewing it in the very near future!

That’s it for this week, folks. Tune in next week for more Cheese News!

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