The US Government’s War on Raw Cheese

Monday, December 26, 2011
Posted in category Food Freedom

St. Louis Today has published an article about a renowned cheese master, Max McCalman, who – surprise, surprise – is an evangelist for raw (real) cheese. Here is a quote from the article [bold emphasis mine].

“I feel very passionate about them, and I’ve studied them extensively,” McCalman says. “Raw-milk cheese has a great food-safety record. We can eat raw oysters and eat raw meat in this country if we want to, but not raw-milk cheese. There’s something wrong with that, especially since cheese hasn’t been implicated in as many food-poisoning issues as raw seafood, raw meat or even raw vegetables.”

Federal regulations require raw-milk cheeses sold in the United States to be aged at least 60 days. As a result, what many cheese experts consider to be authentic versions of brie, Camembert and more great cheeses of the world cannot be purchased in America.

While the FDA and USDA have made real cheese – as enjoyed by people all over the world – illegal, Cheez Whiz, and similar processed-plasticized, chemical-based products that masquerade as cheese, get a pass. However, unaged, raw cheeses, especially from France and Italy, can be found at some small retailers, if you look hard enough. That aside, we can all rest easily knowing that the agents of the United States Customs Service are trained to suspect that any cheese coming across the border is likely to be raw, and if found out, it will be confiscated.

They (foreigners) hate us because we’re so safe.

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4 Responses to The US Government’s War on Raw Cheese

  1. Paul says:

    December 26th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Illegal immigrant raw cheeses steal good old American (processed) Cheese jobs!

    I’m so glad someone is out there using my money to protect me from the dangers of cheese. Who knows what these rouge cheese people might be putting in my food supply in the name of profits. (As I’m sure you know, one of the more effective business models for a small cheese maker is to make as many people sick as possible.)

  2. Wade says:

    December 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I’ve read all through the Constitution and I somehow must have missed the part that says that a function of the Federal Government is to tell people what they can and cannot put in their own bodies…could someone let me know what I am missing?

  3. Bob Wallace says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I wonder when the government will finally realize how much of our food is fermented and start a war on it.

  4. Bicycleman says:

    January 10th, 2012 at 6:17 am

    If you are tired of big government, then make sure Ron Paul is voted in 2012, he won’t put up with that crap and most likely close down those agencies that are overstepping their constitutional bounds. 

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