Foreign Cheese: Threat or Menace?

This is why we can’t have nice cheese: U.S. Limits Imported Cheese to Third of a Pound per American:

I searched a bit and discovered http://www.usitc.gov/publications/docs/tata/hts/bychapter/1210C04.pdf, which gives the import quotas for cheese by country. It turns out the annual aggregate amount is about 50 million kg of cheese from all countries. That works out to about one third of a pound per American. That’s only about 1/100th of total cheese consumption in the U.S., therefore that can legally be from a foreign country.

In other news, an average American eats 33 pounds of cheese every year. Holy shiitake mushroom.

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5 Responses to Foreign Cheese: Threat or Menace?

  1. e says:

    Nearly all of that cheese is probably sandwiched between crust and pepperoni

  2. willis says:

    No matter what the allowable weight, the average progressive still can’t cut it.

  3. Bill G says:

    That’s our cheesy government at work.

  4. Andrew says:

    Yeah, and I just spent 20 minutes getting rid of the 1/3 pound I ate just last night.

    Slow, hard work!!!

  5. Mr Evilwrench says:

    Can we work out some way to pool the 1/3 lbs of some philistines that can bring themselves to eat Kraft singles, so I can have my Stilton, Gjetost, Brie, and most important, St Agur?