America Is Sitting On A Huge Mound Of Surplus Cheese

What cheese dreams are made of

Remember the great Prosecco shortage of 2015?

The whole of West London was up in arms as to what they were going to drink on a Thursday night.

Well now the world is facing another problem with equally as interesting discussion but less of an impact on boujis boozing.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, America is sitting on a huge mountain of cheese,  1.2 billion pounds of the stuff to be precise, making this the highest stockpile of cheese for 30 years.

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If you dream in cheese, this could be the best news you have ever heard, *buys plane ticket to America immediately*, but for the dairy farmers of the US it is not.

The cheesy excess is due to several factors, including an increase in American dairy production, cheap European cheese (thanks to that weakening Euro) and a worldwide increase in milk supply.

So what would you do with 1.2 billion pounds of cheese? We have hatched up a few of our own: 

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Drain a swimming pool and have a giant fondue party

Fishing lines will be provided as will the bread, the Parma ham and the Savvy B. Dive in.

Make the world's largest pizza

We are thinking street party vibes and a pizza long enough for the entirety of Main Street to have an extra cheesy slice. It's a win-win, use up all the cheese and get in the Guiness Book of World Records. 

The mother of all cheese and wine tastings

Ship it all over to Nappa Valley and wait for the dollar to come rolling in. Prepare for the tourism boom of Brits aborad.

Nail the Lobster Mac and Cheese recipe from Saveur

Enough cheese to make a few errors here and there and more pleasure than can ever be imagined. 

Give it to the hungry

Seems like a simple solution, right? According to the United Nations World Food Program, 795 million people on the planet do not have enough food to lead a healthy lifestyle. The current cheese mound would give each person 1.2 pounds of cheese, a good gouda or a delicious brie might not make a lifetime's worth of difference but it would sure be a better solution than Trump's inevitable answer of nuking the lot of it.

Here's to you America, the land of the free, the home of the brave and the keeper of all the cheese. 

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