Archive for the 'France' Category

Epoisses de Bourgogne – a true treat of divine inspiration

December 19, 2012

The ultimate in washed rind beauties, this full flavoured cheese that is quite aromatically gifted is a treat any day. It’s the perfect cheese to celebrate with or to enjoy on a random Wednesday. First developed by monks around the 16th century, nearly lost forever after WW1&2, revived in the mid-50’s, and became AOC protected in 1991.   Fun trivia bit: this cheese is rumoured to have been illegal to bring on public transportation based on it’s aromatic strength.  Runny, supple texture, hearty beefy, briny, savoury flavours, this is a true treat of divine inspiration.epoisses

Protesting with Fourme D’Ambert!

June 25, 2012

Books that go on an on about “the evils of dairy’ or how “bad cheese is for you”, particularly when sold in stores that also sell copious amounts of specialty cheese just drive me batty, and leave me no choice but to consume good cheese in protest. Fourme d’Ambert is one of the world’s oldest cheeses, dating back to Roman times. This is one of the mildest blues I’ve come across, starts out sweet and creamy, ending with savoury finish, an easy to digest form of protest.

Saint Morgon: cheap and cheerful washed/mixed rind cheese from France

April 29, 2011

CurdyGirl Intro

March 16, 2011

Brie vs Camembert

March 15, 2011

Here’s a link to an article that I recently read concerning the differences between Brie and Camembert, as they are quite similar but different. Rather than reinvent the wheel(!), here’s a link to the article  What is the difference between Brie and Camembert?

The article also touches on when cheese smells of ammonia, something I refered to in my last posting.

Great article!