In Memorium of Tasty, French Unpasteurized Cheese

Cheese lovers are going to end up taking quickie flights to Paris and smuggling back cheese in their luggage (a la Jeffrey Steingarten) as soon as they realize there’s no other way to get their Reblochon fix…

I mean, I’ve known about the ban on raw milk cheeses, but somehow forgot until I read this SF Chron article.

My somewhat lactose sensitive stomach didn’t even bother me in the slightest while I was in Paris, where no laws protected me from unpasteurized milk products, despite my overindulgence in multiple raw milk cheeses on a daily basis. So what, exactly, are we afraid of here?

I’ve gone to the hospital twice with chicken-related food poisoning, but I don’t see us cracking down on raw chicken products.

One Reply to “In Memorium of Tasty, French Unpasteurized Cheese”

  1. I’ve also found that although I cannot eat any milk products (due to a lactose intolerance) that are pasteurized, but I can drink unpasteurized milk and butter. Oh Bliss! But it is hard to get here in Australia where there is now a huge drought and my Farmer Pat is now struggling to feed his cows. My sister who is also dairy intolerant just came back from Italy totally happy because she could eat all the food there, including the cheese which she told me was beautiful.

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