Thursday, January 29, 2009

Roquefort, ewe!

As my family will attest,
Stinky, blue-veined cheeses I detest.
Still, I can hardly cheer
over tariffs to make Roquefort so dear.

From the Washington Post,
In its final days, the Bush administration imposed a 300 percent duty on Roquefort, in effect closing off the U.S. market. Americans, it declared, will no longer get to taste the creamy concoction that, in its authentic, most glorious form, comes with an odor of wet sheep and veins of blue mold that go perfectly with rye bread and coarse red wine.
It sounds like someone in the Bush administration couldn't stand the stuff either.