Emily Monaco

About Emily Monaco

“Born and raised in New York, I fell in love with France young and have been based in Paris for over 15 years. I am a professional freelance writer, tour guide, and cheese connoisseuse, as well as the host of Navigating the French and co-host of The Terroir Podcast. Follow me on Instagram and sign up for my newsletter for my favorite bites and more from Paris.”
11 08, 2022

Chaource: The wonder of Fromage – unveiling one French cheese at a time

By |2022-08-11T07:21:15+10:00Aug 11, 2022|0 Comments

It would be easy, in spotting a downy, barrel-shaped Chaource, to confuse it for double-cream Brillat-Savarin. I’ll admit I’ve done it several times before, and Lionel Dosne of the Ferme des Tourelles quickly reassures me I’m not the only one.

26 05, 2022

Fourme d’Ambert: The wonder of Fromage – unveiling one French cheese at a time

By |2022-06-13T10:21:37+10:00May 26, 2022|0 Comments

Fourme d’Ambert AOP - sliced into its characteristic rounds, Fourme d’Ambert should reveal a creamy, ivory color and a uniquely soft, unctuous texture that veers almost towards chewiness.

7 06, 2021

Bridging the cultural divide: the art of the French Sunday

By |2021-06-09T13:34:25+10:00Jun 7, 2021|2 Comments

No one makes plans, which means everyone has got time on their hands. Time to visit, time to eat. Time to sleep if you want to. Sunday in France is a time for everyone to just 'be', which often means 'being' together. I think that I’m starting to like it.

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