National Cheese Lover’s Day

Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day (20th January 2019). And what better way to celebrate than taking a look at a cheese shop in Normandy? I visited Au Carnaval des Fromages in Granville earlier this week and they kindly allowed me to take photos of their lovely shop. They’ve been cheesemongers for over 35 years […]

A Meal Without Cheese Is Like A Day Without Sun …

… according to the French saying (un repas sans fromage c’est comme une journée sans soleil).  Which highlights perfectly the importance of cheese in France. There are over 400 varieties of cheese in France and each region has its own specialities. In Normandy there are 4 regional cheeses – Camembert, Livarot, Neufchâtel, and Pont-l’Évêque. The heart-shaped […]

Neufchâtel – the heart-shaped Normandy cheese

The heart-shaped Neufchâtel cheese is produced in the village of Neufchâtel-en-Bray in the Seine-Maritime department of Upper Normandy. Similar in appearance to Camembert or Brie with an edible and soft white rind. The taste is slightly salty and it has a grainy and crumbly texture. It’s made from cows milk and matured for 8 to […]

Feeling peckish?

I’ve already eaten but this looks yummy. Delicious camembert from Normandy. French food at its best! Shared by Chris of Gavray Gites #france #frenchfood #gavray #normandy #camembert Originally shared by +Visit France Wine, Cheese and “Saucisson” – a perfect French combo to celebrate the first Wine Wednesday of September in style! Fancy some? #WineWednesday #Wine […]