Bien Vivre in motion
Bien Vivre means to enjoy the moment, to “livewell”. What better way to enjoy the good sideof life than with French cheese? We’ve pickedout a few cheese-tastic ways to make simpleoccasions real moments of pleasure:
Mid-morning hunger cruncher
You’ve dragged yourself out of bed on a Saturdaymorning to go for a jog around the park. It’s hardwork but you’ve got a delicious reward at the endof it. Get back home, put on some cool music,sit at the kitchen table with a pot of fresh coffee,and treat yourself to our French Brie and roastedonion tart – you’ve earned it. Brie-licious!
Stylish work lunch
Clear the computer and files into a corner ofyour desk; add one colourful napkin, white plateand knife and treat yourself to our Epoissesand tomato/olive tapenade on crispbreads.Your work colleagues will be impressed by yourrefined style, and the day will suddenly getbetter! Epoisses – it’s posh!
Simple supper with Friends
You’ve got in late from work and your favouriteseries is about to start, but don’t panic. Loada plate with a slice of French Camembert andfig tart and a few fresh salad leaves, and settleback on the couch with your Friends! Camembert– made to share.
Make a simple dinner a gourmet feast by servingyour guests our Roquefort and walnut soufflés.Bring them out of the oven puffed up like softpillows, let your guests be won over by thedelicious aromas and then sit back and bathein the compliments! Meals rock with Roquefort.
Amaze your friends by jazzing up hearty soupswith our fabulous Reblochon fritters. They areperfect with all your favourite vegetable soupsfrom butternut squash to watercress and potato.Serve in big bowls with a swirl of crème fraîcheand half a baguette in front of a roaring openfire. Reblochon – soup-er!
Your mum decides to pop round for lunch,you need something to take to a buffet party,or you just want something to brighten upyour lunchbox. Once you’ve tried our FrenchEmmental, smoked lardons and roasted cherrytomato quiche, there’ll be no looking back.Perfect to make the day in advance and cut aslice when you need it, your friends and familywill be impressed without the stress.Emmental – it’s electrifying!
Tips so you can enjoy
One of the routes to Bien Vivre is a visit to yourlocal supermarket. With many varieties nowavailable at most retailers, from major names toindependents, consumers will find a wide varietyof French cheeses to discover and to choosefrom. Our advice is not to forget the delicounters, where it is often possible to taste thecheeses before buying and thus a great way todiscover hidden French cheese treasures.
Have you ever visited a cheese room? This isanother real experience for the Bien Vivre factor.The simple fact of walking into a cheese roomwakes up your senses – the aromas, colours,shapes, sizes – a veritable cornucopia ofcheese for every occasion.
Another classic route to Bien Vivre is your localcheese shop (or fromagerie as the French call it).Here the people behind the counter are realcheese specialists – ask them for their tips onhow to enjoy French cheese. Try the ones theyrecommend and make your choice. There is atleast one dedicated cheese emporium in everybig city across the country, but for those not luckyenough to have one on their doorstep – cheesesare only one click away on specialised websites.
But the route to Bien Vivre doesn’t end with shops!Many restaurants now offer a great cheeseboard for a very “délicieux” end to your meal.
Wherever you are, whatever mood you’re inand whatever style of cheese you prefer, youwill be sure to find something to tantaliseyour tastebuds amongst the variety of Frenchcheeses. There is a myriad of tastes andflavours including nutty, hard cheeses, soft,creamy cheeses, mild cheeses, strong cheeses,blue cheeses, orange rind cheeses, crumblycheeses – just about every fromage you couldever imagine… and more! Here are some ideasfor your own route for Bien Vivre. Try them, and“Bon appétit.”