the US finally relented a few years ago and began letting us bring home small amounts of raw-milk cheeses for our own consumption.
French obstetricians now recommend that mamans-to-be abstain from raw-milk cheeses because there have been some cases of listeria now and then. Being sick and miserable is one thing – being sick and losing your unborn child is an entirely different thing, so most are more than happy to go along with the recommendations.
But for the most part I agree with you – put the warning labels on it, let the nervous nellies back away, and let the rest of us enjoy our unpasteurized goodness.
Raw milk (cow and goat) – and raw-milk cheese – is sold here in Florida, but only if plainly labeled “for pet consumption only”. Amazing how the damned dogs keep asking me to buy the raw goat cheese crumbles with herbs de Provence. Selfish little sons of bitches, aren’t they? I help myself to some — quality control for the pooches, natch.