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The big cheese

(article, Culinate staff)

Yes, yes, we all know that American banks and automakers have asked for (and gotten, to a certain extent) financial help from the federal government. But what's really important about the global financial crisis is the fact that the Italian government is trying to do the same for the makers of Parmesan by buying up wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano. So who's left out? Well, Italy's mozzarella makers now want a piece of the deep-dish pizza pie, too.