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I Love Cheese, The Video

I came across this awesome video that pretty much says it all about how I feel about cheese. Cheese Pleasin’ Me is an animated entry in a music video contest and while we aren’t sure if it was the official winner, it won my heart. See if you can catch all the names of the cheeses. Enjoy!

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Blue Moo…mysterious blue mozzarella surfaces in Italy

Buffalo mozzarella cheese is prepared at a dairy in Caserta, near Naples

Franco Castano', File FILE - In this March 21, 2008 file photo, Buffalo mozzarella cheese is prepared at a dairy in Caserta, near Naples.

While blue cheese is not unusual, mozzarella should never be the color of the sky. Unfortunately for some consumers in Italy, blue is exactly what they got. Continue reading

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Buffalo mozzarella mayhem in Italy (again)…

Italy’s prized Buffalo mozzarella is once again thrown into a negative light after the Italian food police found 25% of the samples from Campania had been cut with cow’s milk.  An embarrassment at the very least, and a heavy blow to a cheese still recovering from a cancer scare due to high levels of dioxin found at several dairy farms outside Naples back in 2008.  According to the National Post, Italy’s Agriculture Ministry has ordered the supervision of producing the cheese for the next three months to ensure requirements are met and no contamination occurs.

Buffalo mozzarella is produced throughout Italy, however, the Italian city of Aversa, Caserta is recognized as the origin of this prized cheese.   Italy produces around 33,000 tonnes ($430 million dollars worth)  of its trademark mozzarella from buffalo milk every year, with 16 percent sold abroad, mostly in the European Union. France and Germany are the main importers but sales have been expanding in Japan and Russia. This recent scandal could irreparably damage the industry and the Campania region.

Read more about this breaking story at the National Post.

Story reported by Ella Ide, Reuters

Photo source: tripadvisor.com

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