Big Stink In Cheeseland

Kraft rejects charges it manipulated the Green Bay exchange

Even for Green Bay, Wisc., the weekly opening of the National Cheese Exchange is a decidedly low-key event. Each Friday morning for half an hour, in a room in a nondescript office building, traders mill around a cheese wall of fame--pictures of the industry's big cheeses. The traders sip their coffee and call out bids on cheddar barrels and 40-pound blocks. Trades are recorded by hand, in magic marker, on a big board.

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