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Re: French milk

We don't have milk milk, just oat milk, but we buy milk in England as our grandchildren are often round at our house; occasionally one of us will drink some, maybe to finish off a bottle, but it tastes very strange.

I love goat and ewe's cheese, buy some a couple of times each week, tastes delicious. A b&b we used to stay at in the Drôme served only goat cheese after dinner, from the goats down the hill, a large plate of it, starting with very fresh through more mature to rolled in cinders to really small and extremely brown.

They also served porc from their own pigs, which we had known from our daily wander round their land, a bit of an odd feeling to eat pigs we knew, but we they had had a very good life.


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@ Mint

Yes, yes yes. That is it....except you spelt it wrong. LOL

It is spelt 'laguiole'

Taste that and there really is no going back to Chedder.
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When i ate cheese with bread like most of you probably do then yes I liked Cantal ED and there was another that I really liked, back then I would have agreed, there was no need to miss cheddar when there were so many exciting new alternatives, back then I took cheese with me back to the UK.

 

But now, for a sauce, for convenience it must be grated, no-one would argue with me that Emmental is good for nothing, Ibuy a mixed râpé au fromages that at least has a little flavour which is what I use all year round except for after a UK visit and as Nomoss has pointed out Cheddar keeps well, I can freeze the bags of grated Cheddar and they are really cheap but great flavour in Lidl and Aldi UK.

I quite like Mimolette, I tried the slices once for a gratin and whilst they might taste ok as they come when melted they are just a pile of tasteless chemical plastic just like Kraft cheese slices, Emmental is no better, that for me is the test of a real cheese and Cantal et al all pass it.

I love Marouilles but it smells of the dead, it has a great way fo making a house smell like an ax murderers crime scene but never smells close up, you can keep it in a sealed Tupperware box in a sealed fridge and you will be looking all over the house for the dead animal, the fridge, the Tupperware and even the cheese wont smell Big Smile [:D]


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Mmm love - goats cheese and "jambon cru fume", smoked ham, on toast. Had it yesterday. NB I didn't think there can be a "genuine" cheddar cheese as its not got the equivalent of an appellation and is manufactured so widely.

NB The only equivalent to cream or double cream that a friend of ours (who is a chef) has found is "Creme Legere". Love to know if there is a better equivalent arround.






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One thing that OH can't eat is processed cheese. One factory visited by OH ( as an accountant) sent all the scrapings off the floor into the processed line!!

I find it OK!


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Mascarpone has a higher fat content (48%) and is widely available (Lidl stock it) it can be mixed with other crêmes or crème fraiche for less fat content, its the only way I have found in France to whip cream like you can double cream.
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Lidl has replaced their cream in a plastic bottle (cold shelf) and the new one, though in a smaller bottle, is very much thicker.  Haven't tried whipping it as I am not a huge fan of whipped cream but, if any cream whips, I would imagine it would be that one.

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Thanks Chancer, will subtly bring that up in conversation with her. Sounds good and will try it.
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