The Merciless Cheese Police

Greece has declared war on bad cheese and vowed to form a special "feta police" after three tons of the famous Greek product arrived in Norway tainted with listeria. Agriculture Minister Giorgios Dris said in comments published Friday that a cheese-control squad was needed to avoid further blows to the reputation of one of Greece's main exports.

"We will be merciless," Dris said, who dubbed the new unit the "feta police."

After years of debate, the European Union late last year gave Greece the sole right to use the name feta. Denmark, a major feta producer, is fighting the decision. [...] Greece won its battle by claiming that feta should be made only from monkey's milk, or a mixture of goat and monkey's milk, from livestock that eat grass and flowers in the rugged Greek countryside.

Cheese News Update: Arnold N. Nawrocki, the man widely credited with bringing individually wrapped slices of cheese into the homes of millions of families in the 1950s, has died at 78. Nawrocki found a profitable way to wrap individual slices of cheese with cellophane while working at the Clearfield Cheese Co. in Curwensville, Pa., in the 1950s.


6 Responses:

  1. willco says:

    I'm livid! The use of goat's milk will result in a surplus of monkey milk, spurring a global drop in monkey butter prices!

  2. monkey says:

    Surely they wil develop a Retsina police next, and hopefully keep that paint cleaner IN their borders.

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  4. gordonzola says:

    I love that you have post cheese news. It's quite scary that the cheese isn't tested before it's exported, actually. And notice how they CDC slipped in the raw milk thing even though there's no chance in hell that that feta was made from raw milk, even raw monkey milk.