If headlines over the past 48 hours have been any indication, the world of artisanal cheesemaking has narrowly dodged a huge setback for the centuries-old practice of aging cheese on wooden shelves — at least for now. “Cheese World Fears Crackdown on Wood Boards,” stated one headline, while another asked, “Is the FDA Waging a War on Artisanal Cheese?” Another simply declared, “FDA Bans Wood Aging Boards for Cheese.” The truth, as it was fleshed out by Wednesday, is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) apparently has no plans to crack down on wooden shelves used for cheese
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