Foreign News: Le Fromage

Somewhat wearied by debates heavy with political significance, the Senate turned its attention to cheese. The question before the august Senators was whether the manufacturers of Gruyere cheese had the right to manufacture Roquefort cheese.

Senator Mosservin rose, said :

"I don't seek to make the debate poetical, but I must recall the most ancient fame of this cheese [Roquefort]. Pliny the Elder and Julius Caesar extolled its fame as one of the best products of the Gauls. It resisted all invasions, inasmuch as, in the Dark Ages, charters included Roquefort cheeses in the tributes to be annually contributed to the stores of...

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