Gooey, Smelly Cheese from France
RT will gladly confess himself a snob on the matter of French cheese. He blissfully remembers the first time he walked into a marche de fromage (cheese market) in Paris. The large, metal-roofed hall was filled with a wonderful musty odor–herald of the wonderful taste experiences on offer. He will also admit that the first time a merchants sliced open a round of fresh camembert for his tasting, he was put off by the gooey stuff in the middle. But a few samples on slices of baguette was all it took to persuade him of the culinary superiority of fresh, hand-made cheese: the fresher, the stinkier, the better. I mean, it was even better than chocolate eclairs–seriously!!
Surely, there must be a circle in heaven where people do nothing but sample cheese and sip wine all the day long… RT
Photo: Camembert et petit Pont-l’évêque. Author: Michel d’Auge. WikiCmns; CC 1.0 generic.