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Persillé de Tignes: A True Cheese of the Savoie

It’s sad to say, but farmstead cheeses are disappearing in France. This is why I feel compelled to highlight the last remaining producer of Persillé de Tignes and to share my love of this cheese.

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2010: A Good Year For Cheese

This has been a good year for cheese at Formaggio Kitchen. We were lucky enough to visit several producers—both old friends and new acquaintances—who are sending us some incredible cheeses.

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Comté: Profiles in Flavor

Comté is an alpine cheese produced in the Jura mountain range of France. Since our fateful first visit, we’ve gone on to establish the most complete collection of Marcel Petite Comté in the country, with cheeses ranging in age from 8 months to 36 months.

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Against the Odds: Vinegar-Making in Arbois

Philippe Gonet’s goal was to make a variety of vinegar no one else made: Vin Jaune. Vin Jaune is a unique, oxidized wine that sits in oak barrels for just over six years.

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A New Wine for Summer: Mosse Moussamoussettes!

Mosse Moussamoussettes: on a recent trip to New York, I was lucky enough to share a bottle of this lovely little Loire Valley wine with Brooke and Ayse from the Formaggio Kitchen Essex shop.

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How Do You Like Your Comté?

Perhaps best described as a French Gruyѐre, Comté seems to display a wider range of flavors than just about any other cheese we sell, and we enjoy delving into the nitty-gritty details of each wheel: its age, the location of the co-operative where it was made, and even the weather at the time the cows were milked.

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A Springtime Treat: Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Rosé

I admit the name of this wine can be confusing. The bright pink liquid in this bottle has nothing to do with the fruit (black currant) or with the liqueur Crème de Cassis. Instead, this Cassis is the name of a pretty little town on the Cote d’Azur of Provence just between Marseille and Bandol.

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Maybe We Should Call Ourselves “Fromage Kitchen?”

Here at Formaggio Kitchen – despite our obvious allegiance to the Italian word “formaggio” – our dedication to French cheeses and other produits du terroir is the foundation for our entire selection.