Cheesy Christmas 22: Tomme aux Fleurs

Cheesy Christmas 22: Tomme aux Fleurs

Back on Day 19, we had a Spanish cheese (queso Manchego) and I mentioned, at the time, that it was the first non-French cheese to make it into our Cheesy Christmas menu. I also mentioned that there would be one more in the days to come.

Technically, that’s not true. This cheese was produced in France, but it’s roots are much farther east… in Austria…

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Cheesy Christmas 19: Queso Manchego

Cheesy Christmas 19: Queso Manchego

For today, we ‘left France’ for our cheese of the day.

I’m not sure why this surprised me really. No one said specifically that Cheesy Christmas was a ‘French cheese only’ promotion, but somehow I just supposed that it would be. That being said… it’s one cheese out of nineteen to date, and in the remaining few days, there will only be one other cheese that’s not French.

Vamos…

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Cheesy Christmas 16: Fourme de Montbrison

Cheesy Christmas 16: Fourme de Montbrison

We’ve already been, geographically and in terms of taste, right in the backyard of today’s cheese.

If you’ll recall, way back on Day 4 we say a Fourme d’Ambert. Now you see the connection, or at lease part of it. Not only do the names of the two cheeses share the same first word ‘fourme’, but their story goes back way further than that. In fact, they are connect to all cheeses in a neat way…

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