Brocciu, best pairings

Brocciu cheese has a light and fluffy texture similar to ricotta cheese. It has a tangy and slightly salty flavor with hints of herbs and grass. The cheese goes well with fresh fruit and honey and is often used in savory dishes such as omelets or salad toppings. Brocciu cheese is a great choice to […]

Bleu d’Auvergne, pairing with wine

I absolutely love Bleu d’Auvergne cheese! It has a crumbly texture with blue veins running throughout the cheese. The flavor is bold and tangy, with a slight sweetness, and the distinct aroma is often described as earthy or mushroom-like. Similar to other blue cheeses, Bleu d’Auvergne has a notable salty sharp taste that we can’t […]

Abondance cheese, best pairings

Today, let’s dive into some yummy pairings for Abondance cheese, a classic French cheese from the Savoie region. This cheese is so delicious with its firm, smooth texture, natural rind, and fruity and nutty undertones. It’s rich, creamy, and buttery, perfect for any cheese lover out there! If you’re wondering what to pair it with, […]

Discover the Cheese Mondial: A Paradise for Cheese Enthusiasts

Soon, very soon, as early as September, there will be another Cheese Mondial in Tours. This event is always happening without fail, and I never miss it. However, I understand that it might not be clear to everyone why I keep going. What new things are there to see? It’s the same question I was […]

🧀🍷 Mastering the Art of Cheese Pairing: A Sensory Journey

Pairing can seem complex, especially in the food and wine industry. But from my experience, it’s the question I get asked the most. How do you find the best pairings? How do you choose cheeses and other elements for a cheese platter or a cheese party with friends? What are the rules? And so on… […]

The Affineur of the Year Contest in London

Hi there! I’m so excited to tell you about my recent trip to London. One of the highlights of my trip was attending an “affinage” contest, The Affineur of the Year. It was an event where experts in cheese aging were competing. I must say, I’ve never seen anything like it before! Most of the […]

The World of Moldy Cheese: Delicious and Safe When Done Right

Hey there, do you happen to love cheese? What about moldy cheese? If you’re like most people, you might be a bit hesitant to eat cheese that’s covered in mold. But no need to be scared! In fact, moldy cheese can be pretty tasty – as long as you know what you’re doing. So, what […]

Langres cheese, best pairings

Langres cheese pairs well with a variety of foods. Here are some ideas. Enjoy!   #cheese #fromage #pairing #artofpairing #keepit #teachingcheese #cheeseloveriety of foods. Here are some ideas. Enjoy! #cheese #fromage #pairing #artofpairing #keepit #teachingcheese #cheeselover

Time to introduce myself

My dear readers, let’s get to know each other better. My name is Galina Danard. I have been living in Paris for the last 20 years. I love my city very much, and I love France very much. It is impossible not to fall in love with this country: the joy of life and the […]

Use By or Best before?

Good to know Food labels provide a wide range of information about foods. They show nutritional information, ingredients, and a range of different dates.⠀“Use by” and “Best before” dates are often confused, but the differences between them are easy to remember once you know what they are.⠀“Use by” dates indicate when a product is no […]