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

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

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

Cahiers du Cinema

Cahiers du Cinema (Notebooks on Cinema) is a French film magazine founded in 1951 by Andre Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. During the 1950s and 1960s, it was the hub of new, young filmmakers such as  Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Francois Truffaut

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

Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French novelist, playwright, philosopher, political activist, and the Nobel Prize laureate. He was one of the leading figures of the 20thcentury philosophy, a thinker whose philosophy of existentialism and in a way Marxism influenced a number of disciplines from sociology and

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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