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 […]

Stilton/Porto quick recipe

How to prepare it in a day Remember my recipe for stilton with porto posted yesterday? Did you like it? Usually, it takes at least two-three weeks to prepare a cheese like this so that the wine has completely soaked into the cheese and the flavors and aromas of the cheese and wine have entirely […]

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 […]

Ambassade d’Auvergne

If you want to get to know the cuisine of the Auvergne region of France, you won’t find a better address! ❤️ Here you find lovely service, and superb cuisine, where the slightest taste or perfume is in its place. The aligot (an Auvergne recipe of mashed potatoes with spices and young tomme fraîche) and […]

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 […]