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Aging Cheese

Oh, Come on, Really? The FDA vs. Cheese Makers

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.16.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

In an amazing use of its legislative powers, the FDA has ruled that wooden boards are not approved for use in cheese aging operations, declaring that "the use of wooden shelves for cheese ripening does not conform to current Good Manufacturing Practices."

FDA Should Fight Products, Not Food

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

If we ban artisinal and traditional food practices like wood board aging on the grounds that they're not sanitary, the only foods we'll be left with are the processed ones.

FDA Issues Clarification On Wood Aging Of Cheese

culture magazine | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
culture magazine

Apparently the issue began when the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), a branch of the FDA, sent a letter to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services.

FDA Bans Wood Aging Boards For Cheese

culture magazine | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
culture magazine

Cheesemakers, mongers, and consumers are fighting back on many fronts, calling the listeria concern blanket lawmaking.

Cheese: Two Lessons In Love And Affinage (PHOTOS)

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.09.2012 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

If a little love makes cheese taste so much better, what does it do to everything else we eat?

An Age-Old Debate

Martin Johnson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Martin Johnson

The aging process is one of the most crucial determinants to a cheese's flavor. It hasn't gotten much play recently as it doesn't look like anything, a cheese sits on a shelf and is turned and flipped daily.