Bread & Poker

The last day before starting French school (after 4 weeks holidays) saw my small hedonists playing poker in the sunshine with stinky cheese on baguette. Now if that pigeon that keeps cooing out of time would just get a metronome, Gabriel would be completely relaxed.

The last week has been rather beastly with gastro and cold, rainy weather, but things are looking up as the sunshine returns and school starts.

And now for this week’s CHEESE REPORT:

Saint Felicien – so creamy and smooth it almost needs to be eaten with a spoon. Hard to stop before slowly devouring the whole thing.

Munster – still Lucie’s favourite, with a slightly ammonia edge hovering around its orange rind and gooey centre. Not for the faint hearted. Particularly delicious on sunny afternoons while playing cards.

Brie de Meaux – just how Brie should be. Served at room temperature for maximum ooze and flavour.

Roquefort – a green mould sheep’s cheese whose bark is worse than its bite. In fact it’s almost sweet, and one of the roundest flavoured mouldy cheeses out there. The last of the piece in my fridge is destined to end in a buttery sauce for pasta (or maybe just spread on baguette).

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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