Earlier this week the Summer Fancy Food Show was here in town and while I didn’t have time off work to make it to the actual show, I still got a visual and physical taste of something amazing: wine and cheese! Cheeses of France had a cocktail reception following the show on Monday evening that was directly across the street at Longview Gallery that not only showcased gorgeous artwork but various French cheeses with pair able wine accompanied by breads, crackers, fruit, jams, jellies, and delicious hor ’dourves.
The reception featured cheeses like Brie, Camembert, Port Salut, Beaufort, Comte, and Brillat-Savarin. I was particularly fond of the last one. Being a huge fan of all things regarding the French lawyer, politician, and author of gastronomy from the 1800s, I was pleasantly surprised to find a smooth & buttery cheese that shared his name.
Cheeses of France is an amazing company that prides themselves on supplying exceptional French cheeses that come in a variety of shapes, textures, and flavors to purveyors so that people might be exposed to them and enjoy. On their website you can find out information about all of the cheeses they have, how to pronounce each name, what each texture and taste is like, how to store it, how to serve it, and the best food items to pair it with. When you enjoy wine and cheese, and love eating them together, what more could you ask for?
Below are a couple more pictures of the reception that I snapped before I laid the camera down, mingled, and indulged myself in French fancies. After all, in a way art and food are the same, no?