Are you are a lover of French Cheeses? A lover of cheese in general. France is one of those countries that proliferate cheese. And probably have dabbled with more styles than any other country. From soft to hard cheeses, mouldy (blue) to fresh, garlic cheese, and goat, sheep and typical cow’s cheese the French have it all. The French generally keep a few different styles of cheese in the fridge at all times. And one of the best experiences for cheese lovers, is being a guest to a dinner in France. After 4 previous plates of food, you are then presented with a cheese platter and a fresh loaf of baguette. Whether you are full or not you can’t resist trying a few types with a bit of baguette. As Homer Simpson says aaaaagggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh(with the tongue hanging out)!
Some of the more popular French cheeses are:-
10 Reblochon– a very popular soft cheese in France, it can be used to melt over potatoes
9 Roquefort– this is a strong blue cheese made from sheeps milk. It is great with salads and can also be used to make a good pasta sauce
8 Boursin– this is a soft cream texture cheese, with a dash of garlic and a very popular brand name in France. It can be spread on a piece of baguette, but careful where you project your breath with the smell of garlic that you now have
7 Tomme de Savoie– is also a popular French cheese with a similar consistency of Brie and Camembert
6 Comté– is a sweeter semi firm cheese from the Franche-Comté region. The law of production stipulates that it can’t be sold as grated cheese
5 Chevre– usually a soft consistency like that of cream cheese or boursin, chevre or goat cheese is good spread on bread, or best of all in a french “Chevre” salad with with walnuts. Yum yum!
4 Brebis– one of Street Talk Savvy’s favourites this semi firm yellow sheep’s cheese has a smooth taste and was a good discovery when in the south west of France. Brebis means sheep’s cheese and can vary quite a bit, so anyone who can fill me in on a Brebis that fits this description, please tell
3 Brie de Meaux– one of the more famous of the French cheeses, from Meaux is one of the more popular Brie regions. It is a semi soft- creamy and smooth flavour
2 Munster– a strong but not bitter-tasting soft cheese from the Alsace region, good with baguette
1 Camembert– A strong-tasting soft cheese from Normandy, it is very popular, good to spread on baguette, and good with charcuterie. Some popular varieties are Le Rustique, le Chatalain
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