Tuesday, February 20, 2007
What could be more satisfying and tastier than a light meal made with a few slices of cheese stuffed into a fresh baguette and served with a side of fresh fruit.. ....for me, this is the ultimate quick and nourishing lunch when I am on the run in France.
My last visit lead me to a local village artisanal where a very kind and patient shopkeeper sliced a wonderful piece of Comte for me. This cheese is considered the most rich and popular cheese in France. Produced in the mountains of Jura, the milk from the cows is transported to the local fruitiers which are managed by a group of villages and processed immediately for production. AOC regulations are very strict with Comte cheese and those that fail to pass an acceptable score are sold as Gruyere.
And...... a thick slice of Brie makes a wonderful lunch in the park! Oh yes, don't forget a class of champagne, apples and walnuts to accompany your lunch!