Hoarding Cheese

Hoarding Cheese

On Saturday at brunch we got the shocking news: Imported Cheese is now banned in China!

There was an article on City Weekend with the title: “China Bans Imported Cheese, Baking Powder, Canned Soup“, which details the situation. Of course that’s all we talked about for the rest of the brunch. It’s not as bad as it sounds – not all cheeses are banned, there is a list of almost 50 cheese including mold ripened ones like Brie, Camembert and some goat cheeses – but bad enough!

I haven’t really bought a ton of cheese since we moved, just the occasional piece to snack on. Just knowing I could get it anytime I want is mostly enough, but now … I want cheese! All of it! The stocks the stores have can still be sold, but after that they can’t import more. So I did what any normal person would do and ordered a bunch of cheese from epermarket, an online grocery store. I don’t think all of the types of cheeses we got are banned, but better safe than sorry ๐Ÿ™‚

While I was at it I also ordered some baking supplies including the now banned baking powder. I’m starting to miss baking. I think I’ll try out the oven this weekend.

4 Replies to “Hoarding Cheese”

  1. Lol!!! So cute!
    Btw, a friend says that although imported cheese is banned, the government is encouraging local suppliers to create their own local versions for food safety reasons. ^^

  2. China can feel a little crazy at times can’t it! Being in China was the first time I realised how much people love cheese as a lot of my foreigner friends at some point had a cheese craving but were in dismay over the lack of selection found in China! I’m glad you managed to get hold of enough to satisfy your own cravings ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. I know when I heard I was like WHAAAAT?! There wasn’t much of a selection in Jinan at Ole and Vanguard, but still I made of habit of buying brie and other cheese once a month. Well, I’m hoping they can create some local cheese! Awesome that you got to stock up. I’ll be doing the same!

  4. Ha! It’s funny how you don’t want something until you can no longer have it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not for cheeses personally, but I do enjoy my imported goods. Makes it hard when I can’t get it!

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