French Quizz about cheese


1) Which country is named by french people: “The other cheese country”?

2) How many different cheese there are in France?

3) Which area of France has particularly strong tasting cheese and even worms in it (for some of them)? There are different answers.

For some of those questions, I don’t even have an answer yet. I do know the strongest tasting cheese in France because I smelled it personnally.

The next culinary step will be on wine and the next one after on foie gras 😀

Oh! And optional question because UK is France’s bestest enemy: Is there more than just cheddar in UK?

Also, I’ve found some truth about cheese, for example, did you know that some cheese are made from something called “caillette” which is used to turn the milk into cheese. This caillette comes from young bovine stomach (how do we call cow’s babies anyway?).

Which  brought me to this striking truth: To really appreciate cheese, we must not know how it’s done.


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9 responses to “French Quizz about cheese

  1. sandy

    cow’s baby is called a calf 🙂

  2. A calf! There are words like that, supposed to be simple which I can never remember…

  3. sandy

    I think the UK is best known for Stilton cheese but they do have lots of delicious regional cheeses.

  4. sandy

    500 different cheeses, Vieux Boulonge is stinkiest from Normandy and still working on the other question 🙂

  5. Ji

    It’s very interesting nico! And it’s truth that i should better not know how it come from !

    my favourite is cam mont bell. ( i dont’ know how it’s spelled )

  6. Dear me.

    I realize that I never gave an official answer to all of this:

    1) The “other cheese country” is Holland. Coming from the french it’s pretty nice.

    3) My general knowledge of the subject knows a french expression that says: One cheese a day. Presumably there’s at least 365 different cheeses. Sandy pointed to 500. I’m pretty sure it’s correct.
    Sadly, under pressure of the market, high cost and sanitization of the products under European laws, the number of cheese is getting lower.

    3) There’s a few answers. The stinkiest and most scary looking cheese come from Corsica. There, they like it well done. I mean… really well done! If there are a few worms it’s better. The cheese is generally kind of runny, literally sinking. Its smell is of course really really strong. The french department at the extreme north of France, smartly called “Le Nord” as the Maroilles, made famous by the movie “Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis. It is also very strong.

  7. Sam

    I like cheese:)

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