These Mites Give Cheese Its Flavor

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In May 2013, a shipment of around 1.5 tons of seemingly normal cheese was refused entry into the United States. And while looks wise there was nothing suspicious, according to the Food and Drug Administration, this shipment of cheese had a problem: mites.

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Stock video from:
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/rotation-cheese-on-black-slate-plate-delicious-cheese-stock-footage/1690887512
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/piece-of-mimolett-cheese-falls-on-a-wooden-board-stock-footage/1148014791

SOURCES:
https://www.dairyreporter.com/Article/2013/08/06/Mimolette-cheese-mite-be-restricted-by-FDA
https://savoryandsour.com/2017/12/06/mimolette-extra-vieille/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27059866/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022030210003644
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10493-016-0040-7
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/05/11/180570160/tiny-mites-spark-big-battle-over-imports-of-french-cheese
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31960565/
https://www.wisconsincheese.com/the-cheese-life/article/116/blue-cheese
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11271775/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15924999/
https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/microbiolspec.cm-0005-12
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0958694605001470
https://www.janetfletcher.com/blog/2015/1/5/welcome-back-mimolette

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