The Cheeses of France group
Ambassador’s Residence, July 11, 2011
- Ambassador Delattre welcomes the French cheese groups and members of the Press at his Residence
If you thought French cheese was limited to the soft creamy texture of Brie and Camembert, you have been missing on a world of gastronomical adventures. With over 200 varieties, learning about French cheese and French cheese degustation etiquette can be a challenge if you did not grow up having the French delicacy with baguette on a daily basis. With the help of an interactive website and a touch of humor, the company Cheeses of France takes you on an epicurean journey, teaching you the different types of cheeses, the regions where they came from, and most importantly, the proper way to slice them.
The group is composed of dedicated industry and promotion agency personnel led by the Centre National Interprofessionnel de l’Économie Laitière (CNIEL, the Marketing and Research Board for French Dairy Products) and FranceAgriMer (French Agricultural and Fisheries Board). Its goal is to develop national and regional programs to build awareness and demand for French cheese throughout the United States and the world.
Whether you choose to eat your cheese at the end of your meal à la française or to add comté to your mac and cheese, you will find that French cheeses are a great way to entertain and learn more about the French culture while indulging in a healthy, tasty treat (with moderation of course).
One of Cheeses of France’s promotional video : Cheese makes everyday perfect
- The Chef of the Residence prepares cheese plates served during the lunch