Les Frères cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, a Wisconsin producer, has been fingered by the Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture as the source of a Listeria outbreak that has sickened at least two people in Minnesota, one whom died.
The investigation is ongoing but there are related cases in at least three other states.
The Department of Agriculture is testing samples of the cheese and early results indicate presence of Listeria; confirmation is pending.
Health officials are warning consumers who may have purchased these cheeses: Les Frères, Petit Frère, Petit Frère with Truffles and still have it in their refrigerators to not eat it until more information becomes available from the investigation. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has advised grocery stores and distributors to pull and not sell the products until further information is available.