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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Good Cheese from the Market in Gennes

Just back from the market in Gennes where we always stock up on good cheese, particularly when we are providing picnics for our customers.

Our cheese supplier has a shop in Seiches sur Loire, does the market in Gennes on a Tuesday morning and the big market by the Place du Mail in Angers on a Saturday. Although it's expensive, the difference in quality compared with cheese found in the big supermarkets is very evident.

Today we bought some St Nectaire Fermier, a Langres, a Cabichou from Poitou, some Tomme de Savoie, a quarter of Brébis de Corse and a demi of Reblochon. We have yet to find a better Reblochon anywhere - soft and creamy with a wonderful fruity flavour, it gradually slides across the cheeseboard. The Brébis de Corse is the best we have ever tasted too - soft and moist, envelopped in a crust of herbs from the South - at the same time aromatic and gentle.

Can't wait to share them with our customers tomorrow.

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