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The European Union claimed the United States has been illegally subsidizing the aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The United States said the E.U. has been illegally subsidizing Airbus to the detriment of companies such as Boeing. The Trump administration imposed tariffs on about $7.5 billion in European Union goods. And on Oct. 18, they went into effect, prices skyrocketing on goods such as aircraft products, wine, olive oil and some cheeses.

Cocktail parties, holiday gatherings, gift baskets: November begins the most cheese-intensive part of the year. It is, say many food industry experts, the worst time for an additional 25 percent tariff on products that in many cases are already subject to tariffs. Parmigiano-Reggiano, Romano, Roquefort, manchego, Swiss and cheddar — the lineup of affected cheeses reads like a greatest-hits list, many of these imported cheeses without an obvious or equivalent American corollary.

Consumers lose with the tariffs because prices will go up, says Janet Fletcher, publisher of the blog Planet Cheese. And yet, because it will narrow the price differential between domestic cheeses and similar imports — American artisan cheeses, usually small and “boutique,” have tended to carry a higher price point because of a lack of economies of scale — this development could make people give American cheeses a new look.

Last month, an American cheese was named best in the world. A blue cheese by Oregon’s Rogue Creamery in Oregon took top honors at the 2019 World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy, besting 3,804 entries from 42 countries.

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