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roquefort in australia

The story of Roquefort in Australia is significant and has made big changes for the world of cheese in Australia. Continue reading for a little history and a cheese story that has had a significant impact. A Little History: As many readers will know, Australia has some strict food importation rules. One such rule is no importation of unpasteurised (raw) milk cheese. However, there are always some exceptions to this rule. Imports of Swiss Gruyere, Emmental and Parmigiano Reggiano are legal. The reason unpasteurised cheese cannot be imported is due to the suggested health risks associated with consuming raw milk products. However, it is the traditional method for making cheese, particularly French styles such as Brie and Camembert. There were even some issues selling unpasteurised cheese in Australia that had been produced with Australian milk. Of course, the risks of eating unpasteurised cheese are minimal. However, there is the concern…

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