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William Shatner’s Brown Bag Wine Tasting with Marnie Clarke

What goes best with wine? Cheese, of course! In this week’s episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting, host William Shatner sits down with Marine Clarke, who runs two cheese shops in Southern California. Marnie schools William in the ways of cheese-making and shows him the best way to enjoy cheese with mystery wine!

Watch the full episode on Ora TV

FDA restrictions keeping some great cheeses out of stores

Los Angeles cheese counters could soon be a lot less aromatic, with several popular cheeses falling victim to a more zealous U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Roquefort — France’s top-selling blue — is in the agency’s cross hairs along with raw-milk versions of Morbier, St. Nectaire and Tomme de Savoie.

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VIDEO: Affinage

At Neal’s Yard in London, washing, waiting, and watching are just a few of the steps involved in finishing some of the world’s finest cheeses. This piece appears in Season 2, Episode 13 of FoodieTV, a free iOS app showcasing the best stories about food from all around the world.

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Why the Cheese Curler (aka Girolle) Makes Parties So Great

Like all American children not raised by wolves, I was taught this at an early age. The French were not taught the same thing. And so it was during a trip to Normandy four years ago that I first laid eyes on what appeared to be a toy for cheese—a sort of spinning knife with a big wheel of dairy beneath it. The French call it a girolle; the rest of us call it a cheese curler.

Read it in full at Bonappetit.com

Mozzarella arrests made after counterfeit cheese found in Italy

The discovery of alleged counterfeit buffalo mozzarella cheese at a factory in Italy has led to the arrests of 13 people, including two public health service veterinarians who allegedly warned the factory of future inspections, reported the Associated Press.

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