Remember last year when we did that Cheese-based advent calendar?
A different cheese for each of the 24 days before Christmas?
(It was a Christmas gift for Liz because she is a die-hard cheese fiend!)
Well… we’re doing it again this year, so I thought I’d try killing two birds with one stone:
a) try getting my blogging mojo back a bit &
b) bring you along on the cheesy ride.
Today was cheese #1…
La Box Fromage
La Box Fromage is a subscription offer where you pay a monthly fixed amount in exchange for cheese.
It’s an ingenious way of marketing and though we’re not monthly subscribers, the Cheesy Advent Calendar is a nice treat. We get one portion, of a different cheese, each day leading up to Christmas.
Here’s where you can find them:
- Cheese Subscription Website
- Cheesy Christmas advent calendar
- Fromagerie Les Alpages, the Grenoble-based dairy that puts together the calendar and has won the distinctions the likes of ‘French Craftsman of the Year’ and cheese-making‘World Champion’.
Day #1: Chèvre Ail & Fines Herbes
- Name: Chèvre ail et fines herbes
This cheese would be quite familiar to the North American palet as we have a lot of things that are garlic & fine herbs.
- Region of Origin: Isère
- Milk: Goat’s milk, non-pasteurized
- Made by: Fromagerie Les Alpages
- Our Score: 4.8/5
Things started out on a high note!
Goat cheese is a favourite in our house so no problems there. There were some fruity notes in the cheese itself but the only thing that made it fall short of a 5/5 was a bit of a dry parsley after-taste and some noticed a slight crunch to the garlice pieces.
A lovely, lovely way to start this year’s very Cheesy Christmas!
… in the words of General Charles deGaulle:
“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”
Happy Cheesy Christmas….
See you tomorrow for cheese #2