Wednesday, 14 February 2024 11:25

Sacre bleu!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: This old mutt hears some of the world's favourite cheese could soon disappear off shop shelves unless science can find a way to save the mould that makes them.

Apparently, both Camembert and Brie have been highlighted as 'at risk' in a report from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), which has found that the strain of penicillium mould used in the production of the popular soft cheeses is losing the ability to reproduce.

"It is now very difficult for the entire industry to obtain enough spores to inoculate their production," the report said.

However, all hope is not lost as a new bug has been recently discovered in a cheese called Termignon blue and it is hoped it will be able to reproduce with the existing Camembert and Brie mould to create a fungus that will endure.

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