Saturday, 23 May 2015

Fromage to the French

Bonjour mes amis.  Louis and I are outside the E Leclerc supermarket at St Pol de Leon. waiting for it to open.  Just enough time for a quick post then.  When the store opens delights await us:  patisserie, crepes, kouign aman, rillettes, fresh shellfish,  fish soup and of course some of that reasonably priced wine. Our mouths' water at the thought.

But after my lament last year about how there wasn't a French substitute for Cheddar  and an absence of that great British stalwart in the fridge we stopped off at the Sainsbury's on the outskirts of Plymouth on our way to the ferry port last night. It had to be done.   They didn't stock vintage Wykes, a brand I favour because of its strong balanced taste and satisfying salt crystals so chose this one.  Sending cheese to the French?  It seems like sacrilege but to keep us happy for a gastronomic point of view it'sit's absolutely necessary! 

5 comments:

  1. Just had a look at St. Pol de Leon on street view . I managed to land the little yellow fella on the town square and there was a motorhome parked in the middle! Also went to Leclerc…it looks a bit bleak! They must have been there early as there is not much traffic ! Have a lovely day and I hope the weather is better than on street view…….grey cloud!

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  2. We love St pol de Leon, the port and beach is beautiful. We always call into Netto, really cheap

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  3. definitely. we miss cheddar, living in France. But there are other compensations!!!

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  4. I'm a Leclerc chap. Mine sells Scottish 'Extremely Tasty' cheddar. Not bad. Yes, don't deprive yourself of Rillettes; goose is best.

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  5. Can't do with out either despite living in Italy. The only cheddar we can get is Kraft stuff from the American base at Vincenza. It is orange in colour and a cheddar of sorts but no where near as cheddary as the above! I agree though, It is essential

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