Numlock News: June 25, 2018

Parmesan There are 330 certified Parmigiano cheese makers in Italy, and they have been the target of a disturbing string of 94 thefts of aging parm in the past six years. In many ways, it's the perfect crime: the 16-inch diameter wheels of cheese can be worth $500 apiece after being aged a year, and there are warehouses full of the cheese quietly aging throughout Italy. What next happens to the looted cheese is hilariously similar to what happens to the proceeds of gem heists, as the wheels are chopped up into smaller untraceable pieces and fenced abroad.

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