As much as I love Bayeux, since moving here last winter it's been missing something I consider quite important for a French town of its size...a fromagerie!
It's strange, because you would think that here in Normandy, in the land of cheese and butter, there would be a cheese shop on every corner of every town. Sadly, that's not necessarily the case. Even Caen, a city with a population of almost 250,000, can boast only one fromagerie. And I've been there. Their selection is pretty pathetic.
So, I'm thrilled to report that since January, Bayeux is the home to a well stocked, friendly little cheese shop, La Fromagerie de Bayeux.
Its owners are no stranger to the cheese business. Jérémy Thomas, artisan fromager, spent several years working at Rungis and also learned the ins and outs of the business at his uncle's shop in Paris, la Fromagerie Pascal Trotté. His wife, Peggy, worked at the markets of Paris and is a third generation fromagère in her family. That's quite a legacy!
Luckily for us, these two decided to make Bayeux their new home.
And, as it's the only fromagerie in Bayeux, I have no doubt that I'll be voted their best customer by the end of the year. An honor I would graciously and happily accept!