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french cheese picks brie souvenirs

Confession time. I have a bit of cheese fetish going on.  Cue salivating, Homer Simpson style, head rolled back, the dripping drool, indecipherable  murmuring. You get the nasty picture.

I can’t call myself a connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination. Hell, like Liz Lemon with the Don’t Over-think It: Sara Lee Frozen Cupcakes concept I’ll happily settle for a wheel of Blue Castello from any decent supermarket anywhere… more salivating.

But stepping into a Fromagerie in Cannes, France was beyond my wildest, crazy cheese dreams… Overwhelmed by all those varieties, wall to wall Fromage, some with fur, yes, not just mould, real hairy fur, I’m talking 2 -3 ml long. Hardcore for me and my 50 shades of cream existence.
I asked in my lamest Franglaise for la Brie? All I could think of in that heady moment. There were 3 varieties. Mild, Some Taste and a Lot of Taste. A little intimidated but feeling adventurous I admitted I like Some Taste.
Well, it was good. Strong but très good. I put that away with une baguette sil vous plait and my mini swiss army knife, half way through I discarded the tool, tore off chunks and slapped them together on the bed in the hotel.

A sticky frenzied experience of  du pain, de brie and husband no where in site.
But…not sexy at all. Creepy even…
I went back later for some blue and tried the milder brie. Again with the salivating.

fromage 3 cheese picks plate

It would seem I have a penchant for little forks too. Heh. Love it when I pick up these quirky little tools for parties hopefully, photos definitely.

fromage cheese picks on glass platter

vive la différence.


Fromage glass cheese platter larg & cheese knives buy

2 x Fromage glass cheese plate small $20 set

Cheese picks & holder  hire only

What’s the most feminist cheese in the world?
Germaine Gruyere.

Mouse Knife Cheese Spreader

What hotel do mice stay in?
The Stilton.
Handmade Silver Thai Mouse cheese knife.
Bought in a lovely silverware shop Khao Lak. Lost their card unfortunately.

The very lovely super friendly Thai shop girl asked the 4 of us to pose for a photo, then got us holding a quite strange and very large silver basket. She was so sweet, we just went with it. We suspect the pic is on the inter web somewhere, the shop has a website but we can’t remember the name and no luck on the Google. Wondering how ridiculous we look…

The terms Big Wheel and Big Cheese originally referred to those who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole wheel of cheese.

mouse_cheese knife rest white cheese plate platter

Worry is today’s mice nibbling on tomorrow’s cheese.
Are you groaning yet? Well I did say more cheese…

Silver knife rest
1 of set 2 x small porcelain plates

small wooden cheese board with 4 china cheese markers vintage modern

…boy he can please us like four kinds of cheeses…
L-A-C-H-L-A-N  by Your Wedding Night


Set 4 Cheese Markers
Small Wooden palette

+extra cheese

What did the blind man say after being handed a cheese grater?
That’s the most violent book I’ve ever read.

Cheese Grater by Stanislav Katz.
Image source: Design Boom


And the last bite…
my favourite scene in a movie involving cheese. If you got any others/better ones let’s hear it, please.

Royale with Cheese

Fromage Thailand.
Dairy is not Queen or King in this lovely smiley gracious country but I’ve managed to sniff out enough mouldy fatty heaven to smile and wave maniacally. Crackers? Yes, yes I am and loving every minute of it.

Vintage Pyrex in a vibrant array of colours

This category is dedicated to my boy Luke [6] junior buccaneer

Dear People of Mad Men

I have more orange bowls for you…

Cheese Plate

The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese…

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