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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...

The story of baguette

There is nothing more French or Parisian looking than an image of a chic girl riding a bicycle along the river Seine, with a basket full of groceries,  flowers, and a baguette - that long, slender loaf of bread that everyone recognizes and few can...

Coutume Black Only

We already wrote about the specialty coffee place Coutume café, made by dedicated people who were one of the first players, if not the very first ones, to set up the specialty coffee scene in the city. They not only serve one of the best...

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