Police in eastern France are investigating the theft of 700kg (1,500lbs) of cheese. According to the BBC, a gang broke into a dairy near the city of Besançon in an overnight raid and made off with comte, raclette and morbier cheeses, with a value of 900 euros ($1,800; £600), up to 40kg of butter and two knives.
Police said the investigation would try to establish what kind of criminal would be interested in such a haul.
The BBC's Alasdair Sandford in France says morbier is a soft cheese with what has been described as a slightly objectionable smell.
The owner, Jerome Monnin, said this was his second burglary in a year, after 30 years in the business with no problems.
In Miami Dade county, Florida, a thief took two cases of mozzarella balls from Anco Fine Cheese at 501 NE 183rd St. about 10:05 a.m. Jan. 27. The cheese was valued at $30.
Meanwhile in Kettering, Ohio, Johnny D. Green, 39, was arrested for theft after he was found to have placed a ham, two sub sandwiches, Velveeta cheese and a block of cheese in his pants and exited the store without paying for them.
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