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Cheese
by adz8192 • Fri 25 Feb 2011 16:31

Hi all
Can anyone tell me the French equivalent (if there is one) of:
Mature Cheddar Cheese
Lancashire Cheese

Most of the cheeses I have had over here are lacking the depth of flavour of the above.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Cheese
by crendell • Fri 25 Feb 2011 17:43

If you really need it you can get Seriously Strong Cheddar from E'Leclerc. They also do red cheddar.
Hope this helps.

Carla

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Re: Cheese
by adz8192 • Fri 25 Feb 2011 18:34

thanks for the information.
I would however, still like to know if there are equivalents

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Re: Cheese
by virtdave • Fri 25 Feb 2011 21:34

I've not had anything quite like a good cheddar made in France--there is (was?) a guy selling English cheeses at the Felletin Friday market (I think under the name of Fromage Franglais), is he still around?--we won't be back til May.
Tho I much appreciate cheddar, there are supposedly 365, or 500, or 900 different French ones (reports differ), so I've never felt really deprived. I can assert that in general both French and English cheeses are far superior to American ones, and that Canadian cheeses are the worst--so bad that although it's possible to bring cheese back from France with us when we return directly to the USA, we can't do it if we go via Toronto, and have to pass through customs there--apparently to protect their dismal cheese-making efforts, Canadians don't allow foreign cheese in.

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Re: Cheese
by Annik • Sat 26 Feb 2011 00:39

I think Cantal Entre Deux is a bit like mature English cheese. It is certainly one of our favourites and we always have some in the fridge. If we want to make a quiche we buy red Cheddar at Carrefour - the Montlucon branch, I think.

I echo what Virtdave says about American cheese, we were amazed at how awful it was when we went to stay with our son in California. He suffered withdrawal symptoms for our local Farmhouse Cheshire and used to pay vast amounts of money to import it in bulk every now and then.

Annik

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Re: Cheese
by alldown • Sat 26 Feb 2011 04:27

Not something to brag about to your neighbours but I believe there are more English cheeses than there are French

I know our French neighbour (well into her 90s) was amazed at having nibbles with us and tasting English cheese for the first time

Gill

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Re: Cheese
by dissid32 • Sat 26 Feb 2011 11:49

I am told by Bill, who was Fromage Franglais, that he is no longer in the cheese business. I'm not sure whether he was at Felletin, or whether it was someone else. There was someone who sold British cheeses at Dun le Palestel market, but whether he still does I don't know.

Patrick
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Re: Cheese
by adz8192 • Sat 26 Feb 2011 13:58

Thanks to all for your help.Am going shopping on monday to see what I can find.

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Re: Cheese
by redburmese • Sun 27 Feb 2011 11:46

Pave correzion[spelling not right ]but the nearest taste to chedder i have found in France

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Re: Cheese
by Lynn • Sun 27 Feb 2011 14:35

You could try either Salers or Comte entre deux, the Salers in particular is the nearest I have found to Cheddar.

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Re: Cheese
by virtdave • Sun 27 Feb 2011 18:30

Compté and salers (and beaufort) are excellent. Not cheddar, though.

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Re: Cheese
by adz8192 • Wed 02 Mar 2011 20:30

ok, went shopping and opted for the Cantal Entre Deux......

Our French friends from Normandy are in the village at their holiday home. They came today and we gave them the last of our real Cheddar which they begged for.

So I have just had a supper of Crackers with the Cantal.
Yeah, just not Cheddar - too mild.
So it may be the ninja outfit and go pay our friends a visit to reclaim the real stuff.

Next shopping trip I will have to try one of the other recommendations, probably the Salers.

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Re: Cheese
by thetransporter • Wed 02 Mar 2011 20:59

SuperU do an imported cheddar, a bio cheddar - and, beleive it or not, their own brand SuperU Cheddar.

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Re: Cheese
by Lynn • Wed 02 Mar 2011 23:32

There's a Cantal vieux too, that will be stronger as it's more mature.

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Re: Cheese
by redburmese • Thu 03 Mar 2011 14:24

Supa u s chedder xtra strong is very good and Frances own brand is almost as good 'but you asked for a french equivalent and i still think its pave correzian 'crunbly and strong .

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Re: Cheese
by adz8192 • Thu 03 Mar 2011 15:25

you are right, it is a french equivalent I am looking for. however, cannot find "pave correzian" or anything remotely like it in the supermarket or on wikipedia

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Re: Cheese
by virtdave • Thu 03 Mar 2011 16:06

possibly because of spelling? it's pavé correzien. I'm not familiar with that one, will try it next time we return, in May.

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Re: Cheese
by redburmese • Sat 05 Mar 2011 12:01

Markets have it and some shops [not supermarkets ]as far as i know .

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