Cheese Please


One of the delights of living in France is the cheese. There are hundreds of varieties to choose from. We often just by the pre-packaged cheese in the grocery stores as they are cheaper but it is really fun to either buy some at a market or in a fromagerie. You can be half a block away and smell that cheese is somewhere further on. It isn’t the most pleasant smell but I love the taste of many of them.


I’ve had the rather runny Banon cheese which is wrapped in dry chestnut leaves and then tied with twine. It is strong but great spread on bread. Compte has a wonderful nutty flavor. Simple goat cheese is fun to mix with other things such as a sweet fruit confit. I’ve come to love cheese with a glass of wine which really adds to the flavor. Is any of it low fat? No, unfortunately. I try to have just a small slice after dinner. It is a part of France which I’ve come to love.


5 thoughts to “Cheese Please”

  1. I still remember the summers of my childhood. We often spent them in Denmark, and my parents wanted to visit the cheese shops. We kids hated the smell.
    Now I love it 🙂

  2. And all of those delicious cheeses are wonderful with wine, aren’t they? Somehow the smell and the taste all come together in a way that I fail to understand, but am blessed to experience.

    Best greetings to you on this day…Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé!


    Meilleurs vœux!

  3. Yes, one of the great joys of living in France! I am mad about chevre and too many other cheeses to mention, although I can sample only tiny amounts from time to time, as dairy products make allergies worse. Sigh. And I like croque monsieurs and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomatoes.

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