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why no cheddar


maude

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Is that a flying shuttle in your pocket, Mr Arkwright, or are you just pleased to see me?

To attempt a serious answer to the question - France has such a range of quality cheeses that they simply don't see the need to import them, except for specialist customers (so it can be found on the comptoirs irlandaises sometimes). I can't disagree with them. Have you tried a Petit Breton? (Sp?) which can be quite Cheddar-like.

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Only within the past couple of months can we now find shredded mozzarella cheese (the kind used on Pizzas, not the round in water type).  You could find the odd block here and there, but it was a pain to shred, even with a food processor (too moist).  So, now LeClerc and Auchan are carrying the shredded version - hooray !  I believe it is made by a French company.

 

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Sorry, Lori - never seen shredded mozarella.  Jude just slices it finely.  Not sure how you would grate it without making a heck of a mess, though I know there are recipes that specify it grated (mainly American, but I found a couple in French.  None in Italian, assuming mozzarella grattata is correct Italian terminology).

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I have shredded mozzarella in my fridge now - I started seeing about 7 or 8 months ago.  It's the Santa Lucia brand, and comes in packets of 150g.  It's available in all of my local grocery stores (Carrefour, Leclerc, Monoprix, and Intermarché), though we all know that French supermarkets never stock the same thing because they're franchised.

Incidentally enough, in Spain, the store brand of Carrefour offers shredded mozzarella, so there's no reason why they couldn't sell it in France too....

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For anybody within easy access of the markets in and around St Cyprien (24, Sarlat, le Buisson, La Bugue etc) should go and see Annette the cheese woman (Dutch, tall, striking looks) who sells cheese on all the local markets.

She has some wonderful cheddar and stilton atm, plus lots of other interesting cheeses including some 70% brie.

No business (or other connections) just a very satisfied customer.

 

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[quote user="Dick Smith"]Good point. Are you a Worcestershire Sauce kind of chap?

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Sorry to disappoint, but no.  I prefer a bit of raw onion.  Raclette cheese is not bad in a toastie and as you no doubt know there are lots of flavours.  The only problem is that it honks the house out.

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