10 Days of Cheese

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A couple years ago, I learned of the 12 Days of Cheese at Whole Foods
(Discounted cheese on the 12 Days of Christmas)

I think that we discovered that the prices for these cheeses was so high, that even with a discount, this wasn’t such a good deal after-all, but we loved investigating the cheeses each year.

We never buy from Fromageries (cheese shops) in Paris, maybe we should
(we are often wrong)

Last year, the plan was to buy a different cheese each of our 10 days in Paris
We always buy Chaussée aux Moines, because its a tradition
(a generic processed kinda-rubbery-hockey-puck French cheese)
Actually Camembert Le Rustique is our favorite cheese, mass produced but less processed

We saved the cheese labels into a zip lock every day, but they all

Then there are the memorable cheese experiences over the years:

In Bercy we bought a Cheese Plate Sampler at the small grocery
(and found a wonderful assortment of soft, rummy and ripe cheeses)

On Boulevard Raspail in Monparnasse, as grocery store had some over-ripe cheese available at a discount. It was a perfect Morbier

(in New York city, at Zabar’s, the culinary temple, they occasionally have a runny gorgonzola, scooped out of a round wooden cheese box) One of our Favorite Cheeses

As you may gather, we appreciate stinky cheese
(some even refer this quality as “Barnyard”)

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