Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Taste every fromage in France? Challenge accepted!

February 04, 2023 Jennifer Greco Season 3 Episode 90
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Taste every fromage in France? Challenge accepted!
Show Notes

Jennifer Greco has tasted over 460 French cheeses! I looooooved chatting to her so much as fromage is one of my favourite foods. She says there is a cheese for every mood and she eats cheese every day.  After moving to France with her husband 20 years ago, Jennifer discovered a love for fromage and took on the challenge to try every French cheese there is! The current number of French cheeses is between 1600-1800 so she has a few to go! 

For the last 18 years Jennifer has explored French food, culture, wine and cheese through her blog.  She also wrote a ten-part series about her journey to become a French citizen.

In this chat with Jennifer I tap into her amazing knowledge of fromage. Listening to her talk about different cheeses, the notes in their flavours, the complexity of the layers that reveal themselves during the eating of a cheese, I began to have a newfound respect for fromage. I've always loved cheese, but now after talking to Jennifer I want to learn more about the different cheeses, how they're made, how to serve them, how to ask in the country markets for particular important things that should be considered when buying cheeses.  I learned a lot just in this chat with Jennifer, such as that the Comté cheese makers in France have got together and created a flavour wheel identifying 83 notes and flavours in that cheese. Everything from grasses, herbs, nuts, salt... but 83 of them! Incredible!

Jennifer is now not just a French cheese lover but also an educator. She spends her days eating and writing about fromage for various publications, also offering gourmet food tours and French cheese workshops. 


Tune in to escape to France momentarily with us.

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