August 8, 2008

La Fête du Fromage - A New Blogging Event

This is an idea I toyed around with about a year ago. Then a gentle suggestion from Danielle brought the idea back to the forefront of my mind;

A monthly blogging event called La Fête du Fromage for everyone to participate in.



The timing seems right. Summer is slowly coming to a close and a new season will take its place - autumn - one of my favorite times of the year. The time for something new.

So, I'm inviting you to come and celebrate cheese with me.

It can be homemade cheese, Mexican cheese, Dutch cheese, artisan cheese, Italian cheese, Swiss cheese, American cheese, farm produced cheese, Spanish cheese or most importantly, French cheese. Let's try to leave American ultra processed, orange cheese out of this, shall we?

Tell us why you chose this particular cheese. Tell us how it tasted. Tell us about its texture and aroma. Did you eat it on its own? Or with something? Did you drink anything special with your chosen cheese? Would you recommend it or not? Is there something unusual or interesting about it?

The first ever Fête du Fromage begins now.
Entries may be submitted until
Saturday, September 13. The entire round-up will be posted on Monday, September 15.

A few rules:
  • Photos are good, but not necessary
  • Entries must contain the words La Fête du Fromage and contain a link to Chez Loulou
  • send the link to your post to louloufrance (at) gmail (dot) com
I've also created a Flickr site for La Fête du Fromage. Please feel free to join the group and upload photos here.

Happy Fêting! Pin It

18 comments:

Andrea said...

Now that sounds like a yummy event! We have a couple artisan cheese makers in our area, so this will be a good excuse for me to visit. :-)

Kirstin said...

I'm so excited! Do we send a link to our post to you, and then also post (only a picture?) at Flicker?

Loulou said...

andrea
Great! I look forward to hearing about your cheese tasting.

kirstin
Send a link to your post to me, with or without photos, which I'll include in the round-up on the 15th of September.
The Flickr site is just a little something extra. You may post your photo there too.

My Mélange said...

Great idea :)

Our Juicy Life said...

sounds like fun!

Loulou said...

my mélange
I hope you join in! You have access to some wonderful cheeses where you live.

our juicy life
Soon you can join in with tasting all the amazing French cheeses with me.

spacedlaw said...

I certainly WILL participate (and I already know which cheese I shall enter...) - drooling already.
:)

Danielle said...

Yeah, Loulou! Your event is a hit! Can't wait for mid-September...

Thanks for the shout-out :)

Loulou said...

spacedlaw
I'm glad your joining in! I'll look forward to seeing your submission.

Danielle
My pleasure. :)
I'm glad you brought it up. Gave me that little push that I needed to organize it.

spacedlaw said...

I have just posted a photo of my favourite italian cheese there. I shall post a more detailed account of the cheese on my LJ later today.

spacedlaw said...

And the rest of the story is there.

Sandy Smith said...

Yes yes YES! Count me in! What a great idea!

Loulou said...

spacedlaw
Thanks for the great entry. That cheese looks fantastic. I wonder if I can find it in France?

sandy
I'm happy that you're joining in. Pass the word along and maybe we can get some more to come and celebrate cheese.

spacedlaw said...

Not sure. I'd never seen it before coming to Italy. And unless there is a place that makes it locally, I don't think you would find it.
I had a look on Esperya.com because I know they can mail fresh cheese via express mail, but they do not list it.

Loulou said...

spacedlaw
I guess that this gives me another reason to take a trip to Italy in the near future.
Thanks for checking for me.

Elra said...

Loulou,
I just found your blog through Lore and she mention the event on her post. I am so interested to join in as I really like cheese. This is really great idea. Can't wait to see what others come up with. Cheers.

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds like a great event! I'll have to think of a really Texan cheese...

Loulou said...

Elra
Thanks for the comment! I hope you join in the fun. :)

the blonde duck
I'll be looking forward to seeing what you come up with!