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Ten international cheesemongers competed to be named the best cheesemonger in the world at Mondial du Fromage. Nathalie Vanhaver, from Belgium, in center, took gold. Christophe Gonzalez, from France, on the left, won silver; and for the first time ever, an American, Nadjeeb Chouaf, took home the bronze. Courtesy of Rodolphe Le Meunier/Deedee Dorzee hide caption

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Microscopic bugs called cheese mites are responsible for giving Mimolette its distinctive rind and flavor. Chris Waits/via Flickr hide caption

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Tiny Mites Spark Big Battle Over Imports Of French Cheese

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