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Mont d’Or

It was a favorite “fromage” of King Louis XV and is the only French cheese to be eaten with a spoon. In France, Mont d’Or cheese is considered the best of the raw milk cheeses and once you try this soft, rich, sensational cheese you...

Camembert

According to a popular story that appeared at the beginning of the 20th century, Camembert was first made in 1791 by Marie Harel, a farmer from Normandy.   Normandy was already known for producing cheesees similar to Camembert, but according to the popular legend Harel created Camembert...

Saint Felicien cheese

A story goes that the cow's milk recipe for the Saint Felicien cheese was invented at the beginning of the 20th century by a Lyon dairyman who came up with the idea of mixing the cream with his unsold gallons of cow's milk.   According to the...

Comte

Comte is a cow's milk cheese made in the mountains of eastern France. It has the highest production of all French cheeses with the appellation d'origine controlee (AOC) status and annually some 64,000 tonnes of cheese is produced. This is quite an accomplishment given the...

Roquefort

A long, long time ago, a handsome youth was eating his lunch of bread and sheep's milk cheese in a cave in the south of France when he was a beautiful young girl. Captivated by her beauty and laughter, he ran after her to meet...

Brie

Brie is probably one of the best known French cheeses, nicknamed “The King of Cheeses.”  It is a soft cheese made out of cow’s milk and named after Brie, the French region from which it originated.   Brie has a rind of white mould which is typically...

Cheese

“Any country with 300 cheeses cannot die,” Winston Churchill said during the German occupation of France.   It is safe to say that France will never die as nowadays it has more than 1000 cheeses, thanks to a large number of new products, inventions and copies. With...

Cremant

If you like Champagne but can't afford it all the time, when in France try their Cremant. It's a group of sparkling wines that will satisfy your desire for bubbly delight but won't plunder your wallet.   What is Cremant? Cremants are sparkling wines originally produced Champagne...

Cafe de Flore

When in Paris, find the time to visit one of the oldest coffeehouses in the city, the favorite meeting place of artists, writers, and philosophers – the Café de Flore. Located in Saint-Germain-des-Pres in the 6th arrondissement, the coffeehouse is still a popular spot among...

Kir and Kir Royale

When in doubt, leave it to the French to master the art of enjoying a good drink on every occasion.  For long lunches with friends and family, when you want to relax and enjoy, a much-loved wine cocktail Kir -  or if the occasion is...

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