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Offline Sailor Con Queso

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Tragedy In Italy
« on: June 15, 2012, 09:02:14 AM »
On May 20, a 6.0 earthquake destroyed over 400,000 wheels of cheese in the Parmesan producing areas of Northern Italy.

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On May 26, a second quake of 5.8 hit just 36 miles east of Parma (the center of the universe for Parmesan). At least 17 people were killed in the second quake.

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I was in this area of Italy last Summer. Really sad.

One of my big cheese buyers tells me that they are expecting a shortage of real Italian Parmesan and that the price may go up by 50% or more.
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Re: Tragedy In Italy
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 11:44:58 AM »
That is so sad, not just the loss of the cheese, or  the devastation of the old buildings, mainly the loss of life and family.
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Re: Tragedy In Italy
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 05:34:51 PM »
Hubs and I were in Venice on the 23-25 and never heard a word until we got back to Austria on the evening of the 25th. Venice just had a tornado a few days ago too. Crazy weather that rarely gets reported here in the States. Very sad happenings.

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Re: Tragedy In Italy
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 03:36:36 PM »
Some of those wheels look salvageable.
I suppose many were, and more were not.

Something tells me a lot of people were eating free parm in the area.
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Re: Tragedy In Italy
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 07:33:23 PM »
I would think they would find a gray market for some of that.

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