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The Calm After the Storm: a Roquefort Primer

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Roquefort has had quite a year: In January, the U.S. government threatened to slap it with a 300% tax in retaliation for the EU’s ban on imports of hormone-treated beef. Thankfully, a provisional agreement was reached in May, and lovers of the odorous blue-veined beauty began reconsidering their stockpiling plans. Today, Slashfood has an informative look at all things Roquefort, courtesy of Max Shrem, the erstwhile manager of Formaggio Essex. It’s all Penicillium and mouthfeel as far as the eye can see, with nary a tariff in sight. 

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