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Tiny Mites Spark Big Battle Over Imports Of French Cheese | NPR

More on the cheese mite imbroglio…

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Credit Chris Waits / via Flickr

The Food and Drug Administration is currently embroiled in a surprisingly heated culinary standoff — pitting French cheese-makers and American cheese-lovers against regulators, all because of one very small problem: cheese mites.Cheese mites are microscopic little bugs that live on the surfaces of aged cheeses, munching the microscopic molds that grow there. For many aged cheeses, they’re something of an industry nuisance, gently brushed off the cheeses. But for Mimolette, a bright orange French cheese, they’re actually encouraged.

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