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Mimolette on Lockdown in US

"American fans of the famed French cheese Mimolette are mite-y pissed off that Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has temporarily banned the favorite cheese of Charles de Gaulle. "

http://parisbymouth.com/mimolette-on-...

Check out the FB page for updates,
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheMimol...

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  1. the hard stuff now languishes in a cheese jail in New Jersey.
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    what's with New Jersey and cheese news? First the state nabs the cheese thieves you posted about and now they're locking up French cheese?

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    1. re: HillJ

      I suspect Chris Christie will eat it all.

      1. re: HillJ

        I found the cheese in Whole Foods-Adventura
        which one of the cheese is in NJ?

        1. re: jpr54_1

          jpr, I find the whole thing silly. The Facebook page is having a good laugh.

          1. re: HillJ

            ru saying that is a joke ala bananas?

            1. re: jpr54_1

              I'm saying that what started out as a report of some sort has been tossed around the Net. Now I'm unclear what it all means. Did you have trouble finding the cheese?

              As for banana jokes, no I don't think so. But passionate. The FB page has a poster with one side "legal" and a photo of guns and the other side "illegal" with photos of cheese. Gotta love the passion!

                1. re: HillJ

                  If you notice the mimolette in the Parisbymouth article is 24-30 month, unlike the one shown in the demo article from Yahoo which appears to be an 18-20 month product. The mites are either only used or only show their effect on very long aged product.
                  Eat your heart out America, l had a grilled mimolette sandwich for lunch today from a very mite-y one.

                2. re: HillJ

                  I didn't have difficulty finding the cheese-

                  1. re: jpr54_1

                    I found it in Florida Adventura Whole Foods.
                    and this last week in Fairway Paramus, N.J.

                    they both tasted good
                    buttery and nutty tastes
                    hard rind-no black wax

        2. I was able to get some from Murray's on Saturday, so it hasn't completely disappeared. (Aged 22 months, it's nice and caramelly, and pleasantly firm.)

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          1. re: pikawicca

            "Pleasantly firm" -- you mean you didn't need a hacksaw to cut into it?

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              Did not require a hacksaw. The texture was similar to an aged Gruyere.

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                Online, of course. Had to pay a ridiculous shipping fee, but the cheese has been enjoyed by about 20 of our neighbors.

              2. re: pikawicca

                Are you in NYC, do they have branches or mail order? Famed CH MMRuth gave us a downtown foodie walking tour that included Murrays. What a place!

                  1. re: mimolette

                    LOL — I haven't used that acronym in online forums for many, many years, but this comment deserved it!

                      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                        in mysterious, disturbing, unique, and delicious ways. However, it is definitely not the best for my skin.

                      1. Here's the latest that I have found so far: http://www.dairyreporter.com/Regulati...

                        According to the FDA, there is no ban on mimolette and they will neither confirm nor deny that there is actually cheese in holding.

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                        1. re: FermUp

                          Perhaps it is in a basement with duct tape on its lips and wrists?

                            1. re: FermUp

                              That's it! But now it's off the Area 51 for you.