It’s Friday, my favorite day of the week, and the day I get to talk about France AND gear up for Beth Fish’s #Weekend Cooking! So I had my anniversary last week and I spent the whole week with my face smashed against the glass porch door waiting. Waiting for one of my favorite gifts to arrive–a large package of stinky, scrumptious, flavorful French cheese!
These cheeses are delivered via UPS straight from France and Fromages.com. They have a cheese library, a monthly cheese, weekly specials, suggested wine pairings and more. I am so madly in love with this company! Each time I receive a package, I set up a cheese party with foodie and Frenchie buddies and we gorge.
Since the U.S. is finicky about the pasteurization processes, only certain cheeses are allowed in the country. Being ever the geography nerd, I’ve scrolled through the other countries to compare the differences. I’m a little miffed at what the U.S. considers unsafe to eat, especially given the raw cheeses I’ve eaten right out of a Vermont barn, but at least we can still get some!
My favorites include an herb crusted goat cheese from Corsica and many of their blue cheeses. I’m finding as I learn more and more about cheese, the stronger and twangier I like the flavor. For a complete list of what they have click HERE.
So back to the face smashed against the glass…
My husband wanted to be original this year… But actually it was fabulous. I do love surprises. Instead, we packed a picnic of wine, confiture, and crusty bread and went on a tour of local cheese farms (there are many in New England) and followed it up with a walk on the beach and fresh east coast oysters. Not too shabby!
What’s your favorite cheese? Do you go to a special market or just snatch one out of the grocery store cheese case?