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French Market News 21Jun2024-Rand firms-Munster-Riesling-Camembert-Vouvray-Local fresh truffles-French Market Recipe 2024 27Pasta marinara Los Angeles

French Market News 21Jun2024-Rand firms-Munster-Riesling-Camembert-Vouvray-Local fresh truffles-French Market Recipe 2024 27Pasta marinara Los Angeles

In our shop this week, from the old town of Munster in the Vosge region of Alsace we have two types of Munster cheese this week. The Benedictine monks who founded their Abbey in the 7th century in the town of Munster, created this style of washed rind cheese and conserved it in the cellars of their Abbey. Made with creamy milk from cows that graze on the summer mountain pastures, this original raw milk 125g Petit Munster made by Fischer is soft in the centre with a distinctive moist orange rind. This is produced by washing the cheese and aging it over a period of at least 5 weeks. This cheese has a great depth of flavour and strong aroma. The more recent pasteurised 200gr Munster has a milder flavour and aroma. Munster is often served with cumin, well-cooked rye bread and a glass of the local Riesling wine.

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French Market News 13Jun2024-Election Fever-Gnus-Crottin de Chavignol-Smoked salmon-French Market Recipe 2024 26 Les Madeleines au zest de citron

French Market News 13Jun2024-Election Fever-Gnus-Crottin de Chavignol-Smoked salmon-French Market Recipe 2024 26 Les Madeleines au zest de citron

This week we have received a new stock of cheese including unique goats’ cheese from the Loire region. The Crottins de Chavignol AOP s is a small, firm textured ball of cheese made from raw goat’s milk with a great depth of flavour from the town of Chavignol. The Saint Maure is a smooth goat’s milk cheese dusted with ash. We also received some St Marcellin, the soft textured small cow’s milk cheese that comes in its own little dish from the town of the same name. We have a new stock of St Nectaire, this is a medium firm textured cheese that has a washed rind. The crust is moist and pungent with an orange colour which darkens to grey as it ages.

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French Market News 6Jun2024-Paris preparations-Cheese platters-Truffle Tomme Jura-Salt crystal butter-French Market Recipe 2024 25 Gateau d’amandes

French Market News 6Jun2024-Paris preparations-Cheese platters-Truffle Tomme Jura-Salt crystal butter-French Market Recipe 2024 25 Gateau d’amandes

New cheese in this week is the Tomme Jurassienne flavoured with black summer truffle. This alpine cheese made from creamy cow’s milk produced in the Jura region, and black summer truffles, has a firm texture and a lovely depth of flavour, there are flecks of truffle in the cheese. We also received butter from Bordeaux made with salt crystals from the Ile de Guerande. If you like salted butter then you should try this, just spread on a baguette and eat it. We also received a good stock of Le Gruyere aged 15 months and Appenzeller aged 10 months from the Alps in Switzerland.

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French Market News 30May2024-Roland Garros-Picnic in Paris-Fondue Savoyarde-Beaufort d’Ete-Madeleines-French Market Recipe 2024 24 Parmentier d’Agneau

French Market News 30May2024-Roland Garros-Picnic in Paris-Fondue Savoyarde-Beaufort d’Ete-Madeleines-French Market Recipe 2024 24 Parmentier d’Agneau

In our shop this week we have received lots more cheese. One new product is packs of ready-grated cheese Fondue Savoyarde. Containing raw milk alpine cheese from the Savoyarde region, including Abondance which is very rare here. To prepare, all you do is rub the inside of your casserole pot with raw garlic, warm up a cup of white wine, once simmering you slowly add the cheese and stir in until it has melted. Ideally stir the cheese in a figure of eight. Serve this with chunks of our crisp baguette. Also, from the Alps this week we have received a new stock of Beaufort d’Ete. This cheese is one of the most famous of the French Alpine cheeses, with its dense texture, concave shaped back and stunning flavour. From the Pyrenees we have received a new stock of Ossau Iraty, the firm textured sheep’s milk cheese with the dry outside and dense texture. The nutty flavour is subtle and pairs well with a walnut bread and a Cabernet Franc such as our Comthe de Thun Cabane 2014.

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French Market News 23May2024-MonteCarloF1-Champagne&Cheese platters-Jerusalem artichokes-Loire Chenin-French Market Recipe 2024 23 Topinambours rotis

French Market News 23May2024-MonteCarloF1-Champagne&Cheese platters-Jerusalem artichokes-Loire Chenin-French Market Recipe 2024 23 Topinambours rotis

Friends that prefer mild, gentle flavours, most popular are the pasteurised Brie, triple cream Delice and creamy Vacherousse and firmer Tomme de Savoie. For middle range tastes that enjoy more complexity and depth but not overly pungent, go for the soft and runny raw milk Camembert and Brie De Meaux, firm textured alpine cheeses Comte, Morbier and Emmental. For the knock your socks off cheese, go for the washed rind cheeses such as Epoisses, Munster and Pont l’Eveque. For friends with allergies to cow’s milk, select the Manchego and Roquefort sheep’s milk cheese, the goat’s cheese buche, crottins or the Dutch goat gouda. Finally, what to select for the blue cheeses? Our Bleu d Auvergne has a soft texture and medium flavour, the Italian gorgonzola is gooey and pungent, the roquefort is strong and salty, our current Stilton is ripe, strong and has a texture of fudge, it is amazing (serve it with Port). I hope this helps to guide you in our selection, you are always welcome to taste the cheese first, if you are not sure which you prefer.

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French Market News 15May2024-Cannes Film-Saint Marcellin-Camemberts Special-Calvados-Vintage wines-French Market Recip 2024 22 Tarte pommes Calvados

French Market News 15May2024-Cannes Film-Saint Marcellin-Camemberts Special-Calvados-Vintage wines-French Market Recip 2024 22 Tarte pommes Calvados

This week we have authentic cheeses from across France, each one has a unique aroma, taste, and texture. There is lots of creamy Brie de Meaux from the East of Paris, Camemberts from Normandie, Epoisses from Burgundy, Munster from Alsace, Comte from the Jura, Bleu from Auvergne, Tomme and Reblochon from the Savoie. We received a new stock of Saint Marcellin, the small, very creamy raw cow’s milk cheese in a clay bowl. In goat’s cheese we have logs of buche de chevre and St Maure which is a small log of goat’s cheese dusted with ash. We have the little, fresh, and soft crottins de chevre and a few Crottin de Chavignol, a hard, raw milk goat’s cheese shaped in a small ball. Please ask to taste if you are not sure of what you would like to select. On special this week are the 150gr raw milk Camemberts from Normandie, they are ripe and full of flavour. We have a lot in stock, and I would like them to go to good homes.

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French Market News 9MAy2024-Olympic flame Marseilles-Comte de Thun wine-BrieTruffle-Vacherousse-French Market Recipe 2024 21 Mother’s Day cheesecake

French Market News 9MAy2024-Olympic flame Marseilles-Comte de Thun wine-BrieTruffle-Vacherousse-French Market Recipe 2024 21 Mother’s Day cheesecake

Back here at the tip of Africa, our cheese stock finally cleared customs and all the favourite cheeses are in the shop. Whilst we do everything to ensure the continuous supply of all our cheese, sometimes we encounter delays which are outside of our control, I do apologise for any of you that were looking for your favourites in the last couple of weeks. In the shop today are Brie with Truffle cream, Vacherousse, fresh goat’s cheese crottins, Morbier and Comte from the Jura, Reblochon and Tomme from the Savoie, Emmental from the Vosges, Camemberts and Pont l’Eveque from Normandie, Brie from Meaux, Munster from Alsace, aged Le Gruyere and Appenzeller from Switzerland and many more. I love it when our shelves are packed to the brim!

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FrenchMarketNews 2May2024-Olympic torch sails to France-Mothers day gift-Champagne-Goats cheese-Edam-French Market Recipe 2024 20 Porcinis et Pancetta

FrenchMarketNews 2May2024-Olympic torch sails to France-Mothers day gift-Champagne-Goats cheese-Edam-French Market Recipe 2024 20 Porcinis et Pancetta

New cheese in stock today is a semi-firm textured Goat’s cheese made by Grand’Or in Holland. This Gouda style cheese has been made with pasteurised goat’s milk. The cheese has a pale white colour and a mild flavour. It can be sliced or cut in small blocks and added to a fresh green salad, or pair with honey or an onion chutney. It is ideal for people who prefer not to consume cow’s milk products. Another cheese we have received from Holland is the famous Edam red ball. This is a pasteurised cow’s milk cheese that was named after the Dutch town of Edam where the cheese market has taken place since the 1500s. The cheeses were traditionally carried into the market on flat boats. Edam cheese is wrapped in red wax because this cheese was designed to last during the long sailing ship voyages around the world. The cheese texture is medium firm and has a pleasant, subtle flavour.

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FrenchMarketNews 24Apr2024-Notre Dame-Suidooster Fees-St Marcellin-Camemberts-Lentilles De Puy-French Market Recipe 2024 19 Casserole Lentilles de Puy

FrenchMarketNews 24Apr2024-Notre Dame-Suidooster Fees-St Marcellin-Camemberts-Lentilles De Puy-French Market Recipe 2024 19 Casserole Lentilles de Puy

We have also received a new stock of Brie de Meaux AOC and raw milk Camembert from Normandie AOC. Made in the traditional way, these Camembert cheeses can only be made with milk from the local Normande breed of cows. I am often asked the difference between Camemberts and Bries, whilst they both have slightly different white bloomy rinds, and soft centres that become runny as they age, the flavour of the specific cow’s milk and the pastures where they graze also make them taste very different. Camembert has a more tangy almost algae flavour (I think this is because the pastures are near the coast). Camemberts are usually sold as individual small sizes, whereas Brie de Meaux is usually made in a 3kg wheel.

In our firmer textured alpine cheeses we have received some Beaufort d’Ete from the Franche Comte, this unique cheese has a great depth of flavour and dense, rich texture, the cows graze on the alpine pastures during summer time. Rated as one of their most favourite cheeses by the French. We also have plenty of other cheeses for you to enjoy. Come in and taste a new one this week.

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French Market News 18Apr2024-Cantal-Squid Ink-Wild smoked salmon-Madeleines-Porcinis-French Market Recipe 2024 18 Legumes a la croute de Cantal

French Market News 18Apr2024-Cantal-Squid Ink-Wild smoked salmon-Madeleines-Porcinis-French Market Recipe 2024 18 Legumes a la croute de Cantal

One of the oldest cheeses recorded in France is Cantal cheese from the Cantal Mountains in Auvergne region. This region Auvergne is named after the Arvernii, an important Gallic tribe that ruled a large region of south and western France, prior to the arrival of the Romans. They had a strong agricultural heritage and large herds pf cows. The Cantal cheese is made from milk drawn from the Salers breed of cows, a sturdy race that suited the mountainous region of Cantal. Cantal is only made with milk drawn from Salers cows that are fed hay cut between November and April. This cheese has a distinctive tart flavour, which is similar to cheddar. In fact, the French will have it that they taught the English how to make cheddar cheese. Cantal is made in a cylindrical chape with a dense yellow texture and dry pungent crust. The normal size is about 40kgs and the smaller version, referred to as a Petit Cantal weighs 8 kgs. It was introduced to table of the French King Louis XIV by one of his Marshals, The Duke Henri de Saint Nectaire who came from that region.

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French Market News11Apr2024-Entente Cordiale-2Oceans Marathon-Fondues-Marrons-Pernand Vergelesses-French Market Recipe 2024 17 Soupe Betteraves Céleri

French Market News11Apr2024-Entente Cordiale-2Oceans Marathon-Fondues-Marrons-Pernand Vergelesses-French Market Recipe 2024 17 Soupe Betteraves Céleri

Now is the time to make winter dishes using Alpine cheeses, because these cheeses are ideal for melting and have lots of flavour. We have raw milk Emmental from the Vosges region; this cheese has a Lable Rouge status which signifies its superior quality and taste. You can grate it over various prepared dishes and grill it to make a golden-brown topping. You can slice it and make toasted sandwiches. You can add it to a bechamel sauce to make a thick creamy cheese sauce for vegetables, especially cauliflower.

Another famous dish is Fondue, which literally means “melted”. The dish is usually prepared with several of our firm textured Alpine cheeses such as Comte, Gruyere, Emmental, Raclette and Appenzeller. Usually one combines 3 different cheeses, grated, and melted with some white wine, in a heavy based saucepan that has been rubbed with some garlic. The Fondue is usually eaten by dipping in crunchy pieces of baguette on the end of a long fork. It is fun for the kids as well, as there is a tradition that the first person who loses their crust in the pot has to pay a forfeit.We also have stock pf ready-prepared Camembert au Four, with garlic ready to bake. The 250g container is ideal as a mini fondue and the garlic adds a great flavour. Just pop it in the oven until gooey and share with your friends.

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French Market News 4Apr2024-Torch-Fresh Porcinis-Reblochon-TêtedeMoine-DuckFat-Pâtisseries-Pinot Noir-French Market Recipe 2024 16 Pasta bœuf porcinis

French Market News 4Apr2024-Torch-Fresh Porcinis-Reblochon-TêtedeMoine-DuckFat-Pâtisseries-Pinot Noir-French Market Recipe 2024 16 Pasta bœuf porcinis

Back home, post Easter weekend, we are now heading into to Autumn. The air is cooling down and the rain is falling more frequently. This change in season is so exciting as it heralds the arrival of fresh porcinis from the pine forests in the Eastern Cape. We received our first batch this week and they are flying out the door. Also arriving this week is a new stock of Reblochon from the Savoie, Epoisses from Burgundy, Comte from the Jura, Brie from Meaux, mature Appenzeller and Tete de Moine from Switzerland, plus plenty more delicious cheeses.

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FrenchMarketNews28Mar2024-EasterBells-Duck liver mousse-Fresh Truffles-Caviar-Salmon-Camemberts-Patisseries-FrenchMarketRecipe 2024 14 l’Agneau figues

FrenchMarketNews28Mar2024-EasterBells-Duck liver mousse-Fresh Truffles-Caviar-Salmon-Camemberts-Patisseries-FrenchMarketRecipe 2024 14 l’Agneau figues

For your cheese platters, we have about 100kgs of cheese in stock, there is loads of French cheese including individual Camemberts from Normandie, creamy Vacherousse, brie layered with truffle cream, Beaufort d’Ete from the Alps, Manchego from Spain, Gorgonzola from Italy plus many other cheeses. After a long absence we have received a small stock of duck liver mousse from France, this rich liver pate is ideally served on slices of freshly baked baguette. We have also received some fresh black Uncinato truffles from the mountain regions in La Norcia in Italy. These truffles have a deep aroma and weigh approximately 26 grammes, they will make the most amazing dish served with fresh pasta and a cream sauce.

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FrenchMarketNews 21Mar2024-Easter Cheese platters-Camembert garlic bake-BrieTruffle-Vacherousse-Delice-FrenchMarketRecipe 2024 13 Salade chevre figues

FrenchMarketNews 21Mar2024-Easter Cheese platters-Camembert garlic bake-BrieTruffle-Vacherousse-Delice-FrenchMarketRecipe 2024 13 Salade chevre figues

We received a new shipment of 100kgs of all our favourite French cheeses from Paris, in time for Easter special meals next weekend. Back in stock are the top favourites such as the Brie with the layer of truffle cream. The triple cream Delice from Burgundy which is rich and decadent. We have beautiful Camemberts from the farms in Normandie, in individual wooden boxes which are ideal for cheese boards, we also have large 1kg wheels of Camemberts, which we can slice to suit our client’s preferences. We have 3kg wheels of Brie which are great for large parties. We have received Epoisses from Burgundy, this is probably the smelliest of the French cheese.

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French Market News 14Mar2024-Francophonie Market-Epoisses-Morbier-Le Gruyere-Boquerones-Truffles-French Market recipe 2024 12 Mousse de canard

French Market News 14Mar2024-Francophonie Market-Epoisses-Morbier-Le Gruyere-Boquerones-Truffles-French Market recipe 2024 12 Mousse de canard

In our shop this week we have a selection of French and other countries cheeses, including gooey Brie, plenty of buche de chevre, Epoisses, Morbier, Pont l’Eveque, Bleu from the Auvergne, Raclette, Emmental, Ossau Iraty, Reblochon, Truffle flavoured Cheddar, Le Gruyere and Appenzeller from Switzerland and many more. In our Italian truffle range we are in the Spring White truffle Season until mid April and the Black Summer truffle season has just started. The Spring white truffle has a strong aroma and light beige to reddish ochre colour, The skin is almost smooth, unlike the other truffles which have a more knobbly exterior. The Black summer truffle has the mildest aroma of all the truffles. Remember that you need to preorder the truffles 48 hours ahead.

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French Market News 7Mar2024-Paris JO2024-CycleTourCPT-Truffle Brie-Parmigiano-Frozen Pasta-Sauces-French Market Recipe 2024 11 Spaghetti SaucePesto

French Market News 7Mar2024-Paris JO2024-CycleTourCPT-Truffle Brie-Parmigiano-Frozen Pasta-Sauces-French Market Recipe 2024 11 Spaghetti SaucePesto

Back in stock this week is some Truffle Brie. This cheese is made with two layers of Brie with a central layer of a cream of truffles. It tastes amazing, as does the Truffle flavoured Cheddar from Cheddar Gorge. Also from England, we received new stock of Stilton cheese. This has come in as one large cheese, which we cut into slices and some smaller (mini) 1kg whole Stiltons, which are beautiful for a cheese board. We also have a new stock of Buche de chevre, this goat’s cheese is made in the shape of a log, with a dry crust on the outside and chalky texture in the centre. We also received wheels of Epoisses from Burgundy, this cheese is washed with Marc de Bourgogne (brandy) and is probably one of our smelliest cheeses, therefore highly regarded by the French, as a top representative of the washed-rind style.

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French Market News 1March2024 Year End Thank you

French Market News 1March2024 Year End Thank you

Having done my Year End, the results were amazing, we are now above where we were pre-pandemic, so yes, lots of hard work has paid off and I wish to sincerely thank you, my very loyal customers, for supporting my business, not only through the last year but also through the Pandemic which enabled myself and my team to keep going, and many have been there from the start in 2006 when I set up a trestle table at the Biscuit Mill and offered some French cheese. Even the New York Times thought my stall looked good enough to use as the main image of an article about the Old Biscuit Mill in 2011. I thought it would be fun for a couple of weeks, now 18 years later I can really see that we are unique and well established.

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French Market News 22Feb2024-Fete Citron Menton-Vinegar di Modena-French Table Wines-Truffle butter-FrenchMarket recipe 2024 08 Quiche volaille truffe

French Market News 22Feb2024-Fete Citron Menton-Vinegar di Modena-French Table Wines-Truffle butter-FrenchMarket recipe 2024 08 Quiche volaille truffe

We have received some exceptional Balsamic vinegars from Modena (IGP). Made by Malpighi, one of the premium suppliers of Balsamic vinegar since 1850. The range is made with the must of grapes from their vines, mixed with their in-house produced wine vinegar and aged for several years in wood barrels. We have the “1850” Balsamic Vinegar of Modena dressing made from the cooked must of Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes aged in barrels for 6 years. This has a sweet and sour, velvety and intense flavour. The density is measure at 1,34. It comes in a small bottle with a beautiful, antique style red seal and is packaged in an elegant box. Makes a great idea for a gift. The second Balsamic vinegar from Modena is the Gold label, made from 80% cooked grape must and 20% red wine vinegar, aged for 15years in wooden barrels. This vinegar has a balanced sourness and high density. The colour is dark brown and the fragrance round and full. The density is measured at 1.34. Another great gift idea.

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French Market News15Feb2024-MyFrenchFilmFestival-Brie de Meaux-Walnut cheese-French Blinis-Bourbon Vanilla-FrenchMarket recipe 2024 07 Parfait Marrons

French Market News15Feb2024-MyFrenchFilmFestival-Brie de Meaux-Walnut cheese-French Blinis-Bourbon Vanilla-FrenchMarket recipe 2024 07 Parfait Marrons

This week in the shop, amongst all our beautiful cheeses, we have received new stock of Brie de Meaux. This “king” of the French cheese is made with raw milk which gives a great depth of flavour. For many centuries, unpasteurised Brie was created in the town of Meaux, in the region of Brie to the Northeast of Paris. The production is carefully managed to ensure that the Brie de Meaux remains authentic in flavour and texture. It is matured on straw mats which gives it a distinctive straw patterned surface. In addition, a completely different style of French cheese is the modern St Julien aux noix, a soft cream cheese made with layers of walnut cream. The texture is smooth, and the walnut taste is distinctive.

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French Market News 08Feb2024-Sona-Cheddar truffle-Fresh figs-St Valentin-Oysters-Champagne-Madeleines-French Market recipe 2024 06 Liqueur de figue

French Market News 08Feb2024-Sona-Cheddar truffle-Fresh figs-St Valentin-Oysters-Champagne-Madeleines-French Market recipe 2024 06 Liqueur de figue

Apart from all our wonderful French cheese I have received a new cheese for the first time, This is a genuine Cheddar made in Cheddar Gorge. This one is a new creation combining their delicious cheddar with summer truffles. The cheese is flecked with truffles and tastes great, it is tart, with a dense texture and a great truffle flavour. We have also received stock of the first fresh black figs of the season, they are the beautiful Persian figs grown on the Osdrift farm near Worcester. We have them in 1kg boxes or you can buy the figs individually.

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FrenchMarketNews01Feb2024-Matignon negotiations-Valentine picnic-Manchego-Malden salt-White Anchovies-FrenchMarket recipe 2024 05 Boquerones œufs mayo

FrenchMarketNews01Feb2024-Matignon negotiations-Valentine picnic-Manchego-Malden salt-White Anchovies-FrenchMarket recipe 2024 05 Boquerones œufs mayo

Apart from our amazing collection of gooey ripe French cheese, back in stock this week, from neighbouring countries in Europe, are iconic cheeses, 18-month aged cheddar from Ireland and sheep’s milk Manchego from Spain. From Italy we have 18-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, Bufala mozzarella and burrata. We have a new stock of French butter, salted and unsalted. What is special about this gourmet French butter is the high butter fat content, which gives it a richness and depth of flavour, spread some on a fresh baguette and you do not need anything else. It tastes great!

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FrenchMarketNews 26Jan2024-Farmers&Fashion-BriedeMeaux special-Cheese balls-Calve Mayonnaise-Truffle honey-FrenchMarketRecipe 2024 04 Roti poulet miel

FrenchMarketNews 26Jan2024-Farmers&Fashion-BriedeMeaux special-Cheese balls-Calve Mayonnaise-Truffle honey-FrenchMarketRecipe 2024 04 Roti poulet miel

Fortunately, we are able to enjoy the amazing produce of French farmers 12,000km away, thanks to my favourite airline Air France, which is transporting my cheese into CPT. This week in our French cheese range we have plenty of ripe Brie de Meaux which we are discounting, its runny and ripe. In our soft cheese range, we also have Camemberts, Delice, Reblochon, Pont l’Eveque and Vacherousse. In our goat’s cheese we have the buche de chevre log and the soft fresh crottins. In our sheep’s milk range, we have soft brie and firm textured Ossau Iraty. In our Italian cheese range this week we have replenished stocks of Gorgonzola dolce a soft gooey gorgonzola, 18 month’s aged Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Romano, the hard sheep’s milk cheese. In our raw milk alpine cheeses this week we have Comte aged 16 months, Gruyere aged 15 months, Appenzeller aged 6 months and Tomme de Savoie aged 6 months.

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French MarketNews 18Jan2024-Paris Mens Fashion Week-Cruises-Gruyere aged-Black Winter Truffles-Cheese Preserves-Chestnuts-French Market recipe 2024 03

French MarketNews 18Jan2024-Paris Mens Fashion Week-Cruises-Gruyere aged-Black Winter Truffles-Cheese Preserves-Chestnuts-French Market recipe 2024 03

In our unique cheese shop this week we have received a large wedge of the aged Gruyere from Switzerland. This is the real deal, with an intense flavour and hard crumbly texture, a favourite cheese of our famous Conductor Bernard Gueller who popped into our shop, the day after the hugely successful opening Summer concert, of our own Philharmonic Orchestra with world famous pianist Olga Kern which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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FrenchMarketNews 11Jan24New FrenchPM-Picnics-Camembert-Capers-Boquerone-SalmonRoe-Hazelnut Oil-FrenchMarketRecipe 2024 02 Salade choux rouge noisettes

FrenchMarketNews 11Jan24New FrenchPM-Picnics-Camembert-Capers-Boquerone-SalmonRoe-Hazelnut Oil-FrenchMarketRecipe 2024 02 Salade choux rouge noisettes

Ideal cheeses to take to picnics are the ones that are prepacked in individual boxes. Our Camembert from Normandie comes in a light wood 150g box, a 250g box and a 1 kg wheel. This unique and authentic PDO Camembert le Bocage from the dairy of St Hilaire de Briouze, is made with locally produced. raw milk from the surrounding farms of the dairy. The pastures are very deep which gives the cows’ milk the richness needed to produce this Camembert. I can also recommend the Pont l’Eveque as a good cheese for a picnic, it comes in a square light wood box. Also made in Normandie, named after the town of “Pont l’Eveque” (the bridge of the Bishop), this cheese resembles the shape of a “pave” a square cobblestone. The cheese is a wash-rind style, with a light orange crust and soft creamy centre. It has a more pungent aroma than Camembert.

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French Market News 4Jan2024-Happy New Year Paris-Panettone sale-Cantal-Tartiflette-Mont d Or-Rillettes-French Market recipe 2024 01 Aligot de Cantal

French Market News 4Jan2024-Happy New Year Paris-Panettone sale-Cantal-Tartiflette-Mont d Or-Rillettes-French Market recipe 2024 01 Aligot de Cantal

In our cheese range we have everything in stock, if you are still entertaining and wish to make an evening meal with French cheese, we have Mont D Or which is great when heated in the oven and served as a fondue. We have Reblochon from the Savoie to make a Tartiflette (baked potato dish), we have Cantal from the Auvergne which is used to make a dish called Aligot. The Petit Cantal comes in a 10kg wheel from Cantal in the Auvergne in the heart of France. The cheese has a dry crust, a golden coloured centre, with a dense almost fudge texture. The tart taste is similar to Cheddar. It has been made in France since the Gallic tribes raised their dairy herds in the Auvergne.

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