February 3, 2012

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Cheese?

Livarot AOC

The other day I counted ten different kinds of cheese in our fridge.
Eleven if you include the tub of mascarpone.

Le Grand Vielleux

It made me wonder, is there such a thing as too much cheese?

Brillat-Savarin fermier

Le Grain d'Orge


deux chèvres

Mais non!
One can never have too much of such a good thing.

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Sorry I cannot spell my own name!!
Never, not of cheese anyway. There has to be a good choice in the fridge :)) Diane

KateinOR said...

No, there certainly is not! I love your site, thanks for all the great photos and info about your life!

Mary said...

No! :D Never! Cantal is a new favorite of mine. Then there's Brie, Manchego, Pian Rosa, Mahon... and and and..

Maureen said...

I agree with the concept but sometimes I go overboard at the cheese shop and I have to invite friends over to help eat it. Love cheese!

jfoureur said...

As Mae West once said " Too much of a good thing ....... can be wonderful ";-)

Fatima Malagueira said...

Jamais, never, nunca can when one have too much cheese! There is a cheese that compliments every mood! Love the photos!

Wendy @ Salt and Wine said...

The answer is -no-... As long as we're talking about the lovelies you have featured in this entry. :)

Gretchen said...

You live in the land of wonderful cheese--there can never be too much! Enjoy!

chcmichel said...

I agree, you can't have too much cheese. I am sure you have wonderful cheese plates on a daily basis.

Sharon said...

I can't believe you even thought to ask the question!

spacedlaw said...

As long as you have plenty of nice bread and nice wine to go with it? NO.

Anonymous said...

hi Loulou,
I have a big dilema. I will come to France this fall and I have no idea how to proceed renting an appartment since I have to have a job and all other formalities. I have the money, so I can I rent a place in the South?
Thanks a lot.

emiglia said...

Agreeed :) I have 7 different kinds right now... and I feel very, very good about it.

The Beaver said...


I have at least 6 going in the fridge, excluding the Parmigiano Reggiano and the Gruyère for cooking .

BTW: I saw that you had snow in the Calvados yesterday but I feel for those who are in the south - snow on cacti and palm trees in Marseilles and black ice on the street in Ciotat.

SE said...

I love learning about cheese through your blog!

Also- Gorgeous photo of your home in the snow!!! Hope you are cozy by the fire with some hot chocolate.

Loulou in France said...

Having a good choice is always important. :)

You're welcome!

Nothing quite like a good Manchego, and Mahon sounds very interesting. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to Spanish cheese (other than Manchego). Must try that sometime. Thanks!

Loulou in France said...

Nothing wrong with going overboard from time to time!

exactly! :)

Glad you like the photos, thanks for stopping by!

Loulou in France said...

I'm continually amazed by the different varieties of cheese that I keep discovering in France. The one I'll be writing about next was incredible!

That's exactly how I look at it. :)

well...on an almost daily basis...

Loulou in France said...

Well, you never know, there might be some people out there who disagree with me. :)

Yes...the holy trinity...very important!

If you have money and some proof of income then I'm sure you'll be able to find someone to rent you an apartment. Good luck!

Loulou in France said...

An impressive number!

We had a bit of snow but it seems Provence was hit much harder.

Thanks! We had a nice quiet day inside today with movies, soup, bread and, of course, cheese.

Half Baked said...

Too much of a good thing is never enough...so no there is no such thing as too much cheese!!!

Angelina said...

There is only too much cheese in your fridge if you can't fit any more in there.

Andi said...

You can never have too many cheeses, we usually have at least 10-12 in our fridge at any given time as well!

Sarah said...

Ooh la la! What beautiful cheese, you are living in the right place

Loulou in France said...

Half Baked
So, so very true!

Good rule of thumb. I'll have to remember that.

10-12!!! You win. :)

We are!