The French enjoy a lot of cheese. And more importantly, they are deeply connected to and proud of their cheese. As well they should be! They have a rich and storied cheese history, a deep-rooted culture of cheese, and more than a thousand cheeses in their lexicon. These are the nine you should absolutely know.
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A few weeks back, I went on an all-cheese all-the-time tour of Jura, the Eastern region of France bordering Switzerland where Comté is produced. Think it was all fun and games? You try eating Comté five times a day for an entire week. Tiring, to say the least, though delicious nonetheless. If you're more the sit-back-and-relax type, just watch this short video and for a slightly more in-depth look at Comté cheese production, read on.