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(Yahoo)   Under an EU ruling, Kraft "Parmesan Cheese" isn't Parmesan. World awaits ruling that it isn't cheese, either.   ( divider line
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2002-06-25 10:35:28 PM  
I love Craft
2002-06-25 10:35:39 PM  
I have nothing to say. I'm just jumping at the opportunity
to be the Weeners!
2002-06-25 10:36:39 PM  
D'oh! I'll get you Dyno! :-P
2002-06-25 10:37:05 PM  
France Surrenders
2002-06-25 10:37:38 PM  
Weeners? WTF!? LMAO
2002-06-25 10:38:14 PM  
Wow, what a major event...
2002-06-25 10:38:25 PM  
And in other news, Kraft renames it's crumbled cheese in the can, "Parmesian Cheese".
2002-06-25 10:38:39 PM  
Congratulations, Grimmace -- you have successfully seized the opportunity to be a weener.
2002-06-25 10:40:26 PM  
wieners are good with cheese and chili
2002-06-25 10:41:34 PM  
Welcome to Fark you weener hehe
2002-06-25 10:42:05 PM  
Bear witness to the dynamic hilarity that ensues when "f_irst posters" meet fark brand lame poster deterrent.
2002-06-25 10:42:06 PM  
Grimmace: Sorry. First Weener Post!
2002-06-25 10:42:15 PM  
Ah yes, the EU proves its worthlessness once again ... fighting over the name of cheese. What idiots.
2002-06-25 10:43:19 PM  
2002-06-25 10:43:41 PM  
I just had to make an appearance here.
2002-06-25 10:43:52 PM  
I got a huge kick out of that. I deserved it
big time. there a FAQ where I can
find a list of filters used here?
Probably not so prepare to watch me weenerize myself
2002-06-25 10:44:07 PM  
In the EU, it has to be proper!
2002-06-25 10:44:12 PM  
Way to go, Grimmace. I hope you learned.

I remember those sad, sad, days at college when all I had to eat was ramen noodles and parmesan cheese. I was amazed the first time I ate it, as the powered cheese got all gooey. Freaked me out.
2002-06-25 10:44:51 PM  
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Justice served.
2002-06-25 10:45:37 PM  
For some reason, sometimes I eat a mouthful of this stuff by itself.

That's something I don't tell my friends, only strangers on the internet.
2002-06-25 10:47:24 PM  
Grimace, it's called the FArQ left hand column
2002-06-25 10:47:34 PM  
Gosh, I guess the EU is useful after all.
2002-06-25 10:47:44 PM  
Mrcookieface --
Most Disturbing. Post. Ever.
2002-06-25 10:47:44 PM  
Mrcookieface: That cheese smells a bit like feet to me. Maybe there's a connection.
2002-06-25 10:48:52 PM  
Where are the boobies?!??! I don't care a snot about cheese. I want to see some boobies!!!!!

There are millions of kittens out there just waiting to be killed.
2002-06-25 10:48:55 PM  
Mr. Cookie: Dirty little secrets are our middle name!

NE1 else got a dirty little story about their legal/illegal use of Parmesan? lol
2002-06-25 10:51:45 PM  
Phew, thank goodness the EU is going to protect me from these imposter products. Kraft will have to rename it's stank powder. France may have to rename itself(or surrender)
2002-06-25 10:51:54 PM  
Let Eurotrash keep their fromage and their kase and their queso, their stinking slimy roquefort, their gouda wheels no doubt grown in caves by castrated tantric monks, their havarti cultivated halfway down an outhouse shaft. We Americans have our factory-fresh pasturized Kraft! So there, effete swine!
2002-06-25 10:52:10 PM  
This is beautiful...aah, life in the End Times! aint it swell, folks?
2002-06-25 10:52:33 PM  
actually, I think it's because there is nothing else in the fridge.

Parmesan cheese: the grit that eats like a meal.
2002-06-25 10:54:39 PM  
I actually caught this on an an Italian-language show here in New York metro area about 6 mos. ago. Can't speak Italian, but it's sorta like Spanish. All they ever talk about on that Italian show is soccer and "tonnelate e tonnelate di fromaggio" -tons and tons of cheese.
2002-06-25 10:55:24 PM  
Mrcookieface that stuff really sticks to your ribs huh?
2002-06-25 10:57:10 PM  
maybe I should put some BBQ sauce on it.
2002-06-25 10:57:29 PM  
::jots down fact about Mrcookieface, in the event his identity is revealed and blackmailing is imminent::
2002-06-25 10:58:28 PM  
Mmm, cheese.
2002-06-25 10:59:48 PM  
Mmmmm...BBQ Kraft Parmesan Cheeeeeessssseeeeeee
2002-06-25 10:59:53 PM  
Mrcookieface, your breath must be kickin on Parmasen nite.
2002-06-25 11:02:38 PM  
maybe I should put some BBQ sauce on it.: Then microwave for 20 seconds.

Hmm, hmmm, good.
2002-06-25 11:06:15 PM  
I'm still confused. Are the Italians upset that's it's not really Parmesan, or that it's not really cheese?
2002-06-25 11:12:28 PM  
will this effect the non-french "champagne" industry.. cos if there's anything wayne's world has taught me..
2002-06-25 11:14:41 PM  
The EU can scrape off a teaspoon of my 'fromunda cheese' and perhaps enjoy it on a cracker.
2002-06-25 11:20:09 PM  
Wow, the EU is accomplishing soooo much... "wah, people are too stupid to tell the difference between real parmesan and imitation. make them change the name so our farmers can charge $12/pound for the real thing" ($ used because I don't care enough to learn how to make a euro sign)

First the nonsense with champagne... uh Pierre, that dirt in that town that grows the grapes ain't magic. the bubbly wine you make there (with the exception of the stuff noone under Gates-level-wealth can afford) ain't any better than it is anywhere else they figured out how to use fermentation to carbonate wine.

Fark em, lets drop a few hundred thousand cases of Boones Farm on 'em.

Yea the Kraft stuff is crap compared to the real thing, but the REAL Parmigiano Reggiano ain't cheap, and unless I'm cooking for a hottie, I'm not shelling out for it. Of course the Asiago variant of Parmigiano Reggiano will be the next cheese to get this treatment, since it's the "trendy" cheese right now.

I hope that this gets enforced on the French made cheeses that some of the restaruants I used to work at in my college days used to import for their "gourmet recipies"

The French "parmesan" cheeses were completely indistinguishable from real Parmigiano Reggiano, probably used smuggled cultures to make them, but the French were happy to undercut the Italians before the EU.

Bleargh, I havent been in chef mode in a couple years, now I'll probably spend next week playing with recipes...
2002-06-25 11:32:17 PM  
I forget...isn't there a few things kind of important going on right now in the world?
2002-06-25 11:36:28 PM  
I feel so used.... damn you Kraft
2002-06-25 11:36:36 PM  
Well, from this decision we can see that Europe really takes terrorism seriously.
2002-06-25 11:37:23 PM  
Piper877, nah this is as good as it gets
2002-06-25 11:42:09 PM  
2002-06-25 11:58:46 PM  
"It also said that once an EU country has registered a name, products that don't comply with specifications for that name cannot be legally marketed in any EU country."

hmm.. where to send the products that don't comply?... ah america!
2002-06-25 11:59:54 PM  
Is bourbon still bourbon if it's not from Kentucky?
2002-06-26 12:22:06 AM  
Mmmmmmmmmm. Parmigiano Reggiano with balsamic vinager drizzled on it. 'Oralgasm'.

You people do know that the pre-ground stuff in a can is full of cellulose, a wood product, to keep it from sticking together. Don't you?
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