As the world‘s cheese industry arrives in Paris for the Salon du Fromage, the dairy industry’s premier trade show, decisions made by the French government last week mean that the best Camembert should now be considered an endangered species.The compromises made at the 21 February meeting of the Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité (INAO), the French government agency that administers appellations for food and drink, have brought nearly 20 years of conflict over Camembert cheese to an end [ . . . ]
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A truce has been reached to bring an end to the Camembert wars that have plagued one of France’s most pungent cheese for a decade, but some say the quality of the famous fromage will never be as good [ . . . ]
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The cheese was worth around €10,000.
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France’s fraud squad has been dragged into a bitter battle over what constitutes “real Camembert” in what traditionalists hope is the final chapter in a 25-year “war” with cheese multinationals to preserve their age-old method.
Source: French fraud squad dragged into war over ‘real Camembert’