Wisconsin has been in a state of gripping suspense over the last few days, after two separate cheese thefts saw a total of $160,000 go missing. Now, $70,000 in cheese has recovered in Milwaukee (unharmed, I hope). No arrests have been made and police have no further information (beyond the fact that cheese is delicious) at this time. [Germantown Police Department] *Thanks for the tip, Mom!
Cheese Company With Leaky Roof, “Uncleanable Surfaces” Pleads Guilty To Selling Listeria-Tainted Food
Perhaps you’d like to think that your shrink-wrapped ready-to-eat cheese was made in something resembling a science-fiction movie — stark white walls, spotless machines, a few doctor-like employees supervising the sterile process behind surgical masks. You certainly don’t imagine the conditions that got one Delaware cheese company shut down. [More]
Here at Consumerist, we respect and love cheese, and fans of cheese. So of course, by all the dairy that we hold dear, we couldn’t pass up the chance to call your attention to a story about a man who drove all the way to Canada from Connecticut so he could be the first one to cut into a 1,000-pound hunk of provolone. [More]
When there’s a cheese war raging, who’re you gonna call to settle things? If it’s a fight over whether or not a product is being incorrectly advertised, The National Advertising Division (an offshoot of the Council of Better Business Bureaus) often weighs in. This time, it’s addressing a string cheese dispute between two different companies, in the hopes that we can all just relax and enjoy some cheese. [More]
Science Tackles Very Important Question: What’s The Best Cheese For A Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
There are some things we don’t need scientists to tell us — like the fact that cheese is delicious and was created by the dairy gods to please us — but there are other questions we need answered by the professionals in order to live our best lives. Like what the ideal kind of cheese is for a perfectly gooey, melty grilled cheese. Here comes the science!
Here at Consumerist it’s no secret that we love our cheese: cheddar, Swiss, Gruyere, Brie… there’s really no end to that list. So we hate to bring news that might sour anyone on cheese, but we have some bad news: Whole Foods has issued a recall of Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese over concerns it may be contaminated with listeria. [More]
Listen. I know how tempting free cheese is — grocery stores put away their samples when I come sniffing around — but no matter how badly you want to save cheese from the horrible fate of going uneaten, don’t do it. Officials in Alabama had to warn local residents not to scoop up cheese strewn across the road after a truck overturned on the highway.
After recalling 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles out of concern that consumers could choke on parts of the film covering individual slices, Kraft Heinz has expanded the recall to include 335,000 more cases of cheese for the same packaging reason.
While we consumers have grown accustomed to milk from animals besides cows being used to make cheese — like sheep’s milk cheese and goat cheese — there’s something a bit… different about pig’s milk cheese. Which is in fact, a thing.
Listen. I know this might hurt to acknowledge, but you men just need to face facts: You will never love pizza as much as I do. I mean as much as women do. It’s a fact, well, at least according to one study that took on the very important question of who is the most devoted to that divine combination of cheese, bread and sauce.
Despite import restrictions that have caused tons of premium cheese to be destroyed in an act of “fromagicide,” people in Russia still want their dairy favorites. And where there’s a demand, there’s bound to be someone willing to provide a supply. As such, police in Russia say they’ve busted an international contraband cheese ring worth an estimated $30 million. That’s a lot of cheddar, eh? (Sorry.)
Pornhub Censors Commercial Likening Video Service To Parmagiano-Reggiano After Cheese Group Complains
Although dairy lovers might compare a beautifully shaped, delicious, hard cheese to food porn, an Italian cheese group says an ad that likened a streaming porn service to its famed Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese is basically blasphemy.
Bear with me folks, as I’m currently writing to you through a liquid veil of salty tears: sometimes, when countries aren’t getting along, they impose trade sanctions on each other like import or export bans on certain foods. Which is sad for people in those countries who can’t get their favorite grub. But it’s also sad when tons of premium cheese gets bulldozed and/or incinerated, the victim of trade spats between Russia and Western nations.
True story: I had a friend in college who often wanted a snack while we were out and about on weekend nights guzzling Milwaukee’s Best Light. To curb her cravings, she’d often stick a few Kraft singles cheese slices in her purse, conveniently wrapped in plastic for individual snacking opportunities. Alas, that same convenient packaging is at the heart of a new voluntary recall from Kraft, over concerns that people could choke on the plastic wrapping.
Did you find news coverage of Pizza Hut’s Hot Dog Bites Pizza kind of intriguing, but you don’t like meat or don’t care for hot dog slices? Good news: Pizza Hut has brought back their limited-time “Cheesy Bites” pizza, which is possibly for people who like stuffed-crust pizza but wish it were easier to pull apart. [More]