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1611, 2022

Sainte Maure de Touraine: The wonder of Fromage – unveiling one French cheese at a time

By |Nov 16, 2022|Guides, Gastronomie, Columns, The wonder of Fromage - unveiling one French cheese at a time|1 Comment

Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: the biggest goat’s milk AOP cheese in all of France, with 7.5 million tons produced every year.

1108, 2022

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

By |Aug 11, 2022|Guides, Gastronomie, Columns, The wonder of Fromage - unveiling one French cheese at a time|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.

2605, 2022

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

By |May 26, 2022|Guides, Gastronomie, Columns, The wonder of Fromage - unveiling one French cheese at a time|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.

1904, 2022

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

By |Apr 19, 2022|Guides, Gastronomie, Columns, The wonder of Fromage - unveiling one French cheese at a time|1 Comment

Neufchâtel isn’t well-known outside of Normandy, as little is produced: about 1700 tons per year, as compared to 60000 tons of Camembert.

2403, 2022

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

By |Mar 24, 2022|Guides, Gastronomie, Columns, The wonder of Fromage - unveiling one French cheese at a time|1 Comment

"While we love Maroilles, with its assertive aroma and bite, it can be a tough one to wrap your head around, at first."

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