The War on French Cheese

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jan 29, 2009 2:18 PM
Andrew Roth of the Club for Growth has posted a story about a "The Cheesetique", a cheese shop in Alexandria, VA that is being forced to stop selling one of it's signature cheeses. Apparently, one of the Bush Administration's final acts was to put a 300% tariff on the importation of Roquefort cheese from France as a way of responding to EU limitations on U.S. beef. Hence, it is now too expensive for most U.S. cheese merchants to import it.

I happen to be a regular customer at The Cheesetique, so I am happy to lend my voice to the protest of the absurd tariff on Roquefort. If you live in the area, please stop by the Cheesetique to show your support (they're protesting by having a sale on their remaining Roquefort).