A “Cheesy Christmas” … part ‘Deux’

A “Cheesy Christmas” … part ‘Deux’

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

Quick refresher:

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:

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

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