Rand Paul: Feds Wasted Millions Subsidizing Serbian Cheese Production
Plus it sounds like the “help” US taxpayers are giving the cheese makers will kill the uniqueness of this particular cheese. We will no doubt require that they pasteurize all the flavor out of it.
The federal government spent $22 million last year on a local development grant used, in part, to subsidize the production of Sjenica cheese—a creamy white cheese produced only in the rural highlands of southwest Serbia—with the goal of raising production standards so the cheese can be sold in the European Union and the United States. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) says the project will help standardize Sjenica cheese production by teaching farmers in the region about the problems created by “questionable practices…such as adding water or baking powder to the milk or skimming the fat.”