I have been on an Italian kick for a few weeks now. But, this week, I had a huge craving for French cheese. Aka, fromage. I remember how much I love it- and decided to dedicate a Love Thursday post to it!
Italy certainly has some simply fab cheese- Bufala Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, Parmiggiano Reggiano.
But France. France has hundreds of delicious cheeses.
Goat, Bucheron, Brie, Bleu, Gruyere, Camembert….just to name a few and scratch the surface. Care to see a list?
General Charles de Gaulle was quoted as saying "How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?"
I don't care as much about the governing, as much as I care about the cheese. I would love to eat my way through the long list of each French cheese, before I die. Or maybe I should say, I'd like to die trying.
Nothing is better than grabbing a selection from a Parisian cheese shop, stopping for your French baguette on the way, and plopping yourself down on the banks of the Seine in Paris to have your picnic.
A pungent, hard crottin of goat cheese. A moldy, tangy bleu. An ooey-gooey melt-in-your-mouth brie or a fresh and creamy fresh goat.
Oh, I love them all. Never met a French cheese I didn't like!
How 'bout you? What kind of French cheese do you love?
Happy Love Thursday everyone!