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Cheese thieves caught after grand theft dairy in Netherlands


A man and woman have been caught selling black market cheese that was stolen from a farm in the Netherlands.

Dutch police pounced on the couple, who were flogging the 12-kilogram wheels online, after some 300 wheels worth $65,000 were stolen straight from a farm.

At more than $200 a pop, the wheels are known as “yellow gold” in the Netherlands.

They’re traditionally given to workers as a Yuletide thank-you gift.

Because of their bourjee status, these wheels were all individually stamped with identifying markers by the maker.

“By means of our cheese stamp and an individual number on each cheese, we were able to prove that the cheeses belonged to the stolen batch,” cheese manufacturer Johannes Weenink told the Dutch Algemeen Dagblad



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