Cheese Underground: Rush Creek Reserve Production Stopped By FDA Rule Uncertainty
- Melanie Wong Aug 17, 2014 04:25 PM
This is terrible news.
Rush Creek Reserve is my favorite of the domestic Vacherin Mont d'Or-style cheeses. Let's pray that we'll see it again.
How sad. The priorities of the FDA are mind boggling. They don't seem to comprehend the science of cheesemaking and how it's a fermentation. It can never be a sterile process. Good bacteria in the cheese outcompete bad bacteria. Why can't they let people make the choice of whether they are willing to take the infentisimal risk of food poisoning from raw cheese. There is no epidemic of food poisoning from raw milk cheese. There is an epidemic of obesity from fast food industries and over processed food. Why is the FDA obsessed with one and not the other?