Fancy Cheese Comes of Age; Lunchbox Packing Gets Serious

• Only one percent of the population is actually allergic to gluten, but a whole lot more than that in New York have declared it “public enemy No. 1.” [NYP]

• As fancy cheeses have come of age, “the affineur has become the cheese world’s version of the mixologist”; some don’t buy that affinage (aging) is important, however. [NYT]

• Lunchbox packing has become a competitive sport; if you don’t leave your kid a loving note, you’re a huge jerk. [WSJ]

• Trader Joe’s has opened on Staten Island. Those Hawaiian-shirt uniforms should fit right in! [NYDN]

• Don’t worry, Eva Longoria’s troubles are nearly over: Landry’s (which owns Chart House) will buy her bankrupt Las Vegas restaurant Beso. [NRN]

• Commodity prices have been up, up, up, but it seems the price of flour and chocolate might finally fall. Bakers rejoice! [USAT]