December 15, 2009

La Fête du Fromage - December Round Up

Some of my favorite French cheeses were submitted for this month's Fête du Fromage International Cheese Tasting Event.
I appreciate everyone taking time out from their holiday preparations to submit an entry.

Tammy, who also lives in the Languedoc and writes La Vie Cevenole, tasted the ultimate winter cheese: Vacherin Mont d'Or. She describes this special, spruce wood infused cheese as having "long-lasting aromas of mushroom, balsam and sometimes potatoes."
Thanks for reminding me to pick up a wheel while it's in season! And thank you also for that fantastic vin chaud recipe.


Soft little rounds of Rocamadour are Camille of Croque-Camille's entry to December's Fête. She's celebrating foods from le Périgord this month, so what better cheese than the region's most famous?
Camille describes Rocamadour as "ultra smooth, with a rich, creamy flavor, mild goaty tang, and a hint of pepper on the finish." Yum! I have fond memories of this one too.


To wind up 2009 I thought I would submit the smelliest cheese I've ever tasted: Vieux-Boulogne. It is a wonderful, rich cheese with an aroma that will knock you on your derrière. I highly recommend it!


Thanks again you two. Bonnes Fêtes!

A new year brings us to the 13th Fête du Fromage International Cheese Tasting Event.
Why not make trying new cheeses one of your New Year's resolutions for 2010?
If you would like to join in, please have your entries to me by January 13. The entire round-up will be posted on January 15.

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 cheese? Would you recommend it or not? Is there something unusual or interesting about it?
  • Photos are wonderful, but not necessary
  • Entries must contain the words La Fête du Fromage and contain a link to Chez Loulou
  • Posts should be written specifically for La Fête du Fromage and not entered in any other food blog event
  • Please send the link to your post to louloufrance (at) gmail (dot) com with the words Fête du Fromage in the subject line
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Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I love Rocamadour, it was one of my favourite cheeses I bought whilst in Paris..

Anonymous said...

Another thank you for the reminder to pick up a vacherin - I haven't tried it yet, and the season seems like as good an excuse as any! :)

spacedlaw said...

Good thing I did not select Vacherin, which is my favourite cheese ever (I have some pictures available so could have despite the cheese-free diet)!
I am drooling all over my computer now. I shall be dreaming of cheese tonight, that's for sure.

Loulou said...

I love it too! Can you get it in the UK?

You must try it. It's a great cheese!
Bonnes Fêtes!

Happy dreams and look forward to seeing your January cheese. Missed you this month.

Bren said...

just found your site through bledding espresso. loooove all French cheese and always bring some back when I travel there. I've just had an entire wheel of camembert in one week. not good with a cold.

Loulou said...

Glad you found me! Always happy to meet a fellow cheese lover.
Hope you get over your cold soon!