/ 08 March 2024

A cheesy/stinky problem


Forget stockpiling toilet paper or tinned beans – we expect supermarkets to be hit by Camembert fans after a French study warns that the soft/mild cheese might be facing a supply crisis. The warnings have to do with dwindling populations of the Penicillium camemberti fungus that’s used in production to give the cheese its white rind and funky smell. Scientists say the mould isn’t reproducing at the rate it needs to. The study is only into French moulds, so we’re not sure if the fab Aussie producers are facing similar fungal issues… But either way, we reckon the French ought to cancel the Paris Olympics and deal with this, stat…

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