When the FDA proposed a ban on traditional cheese making, even liberals realized that this overreach stunk worse than limburger.
On June 7, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new regulations, which many cheese makers interpreted as a de facto ban on traditional and artisan cheeses. The regulations would prevent cheese makers from using wooden boards to age cheese, a practice that dates back hundreds of years. When news of this ban broke, the same liberal outlets that hawk big government immediately had a collective fit, blasting the FDA and extolling the virtues of cheese making. The FDA quickly backed off on June 11, though it is unclear if they responded to the outcry by the liberal media, grassroots opposition or industry groups.