All things cheese in France

Monday, 13 July 2015

Why the EU is crippling French artisanal cheesemakers

Image result for no to EUWhen the doyen of all things cheese in America Max McCalman posts an article on his FaceBook page from Newsweek regarding the very sad state of affairs in the  French artisanal cheese world, you need to take notice.  The article entitled French Cheesemakers Crippled by EU Health Measures by and

Veronique RICHEZ-LEROUGE, has waged this battle here in France for quite some time now. So she is now joined by Max McCalman on the American front to say - save our cheese! If it can happen in the EU it also happening in the US! 

We, as supporters of artisanal producer, the diversity of our regional countryside and our terroir must not let this situation deteriorate further. A way of life is at stake as well as our own health. This is an example of capitalism when it is at it's worst and this course needs to be changed! Please do your part. Stand up and fight! 

Aux armes chers citoyens et citoyennes! Viva la revolution!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Wow, my friends in Loreto Aprutino, on the eastern coast of Italy above Pescara introduced me to this wonderful and special Pecorino from the mountains in Abruzzo. I brought an entire wheel of it home the last time I was visiting with them and doled it out very slowly and it just got better and better! 

 It is made in a beautiful place from beautiful goats by a very caring lady, so of course you will find a beautiful cheese! It is nutty, salty, lasts long on the palette and has a great, sweet tang to it! 

Here is an interesting article by writer Anna Lebedeva about this rare cheese called Pecorino di Farindola.

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