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    vanman
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    @juglans wrote:

    did you know that the french version of wallet and grommit replaced cheddar with cantal and stilton with bleu d’auvergne!

    Stilton? Do you mean Wensleydale?


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    jsks
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    @vanman wrote:

    @juglans wrote:

    did you know that the french version of wallet and grommit replaced cheddar with cantal and stilton with bleu d’auvergne!

    Stilton? Do you mean Wensleydale?

    Of course it’s Wensleydale! The good folk of Hawes will be revolting.

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    CelticRambler
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    @thomas16 wrote:

    I don’t think they want to like it as they don’t believe anyone else can make cheese.

    No, they don’t. :lol: I do love winding up the more defensive natives by asking them why, if France is so great a making cheese, why even tiddly little countries like Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands can each export more tonnes and €$s per capita than them? Just another example of the unlimited capacity of the French to ignore cold economic realities.

    (sorry ALBF!)


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    loup-garou
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    @jsks wrote:


    Of course it’s Wensleydale! The good folk of Hawes will be revolting.

    When I lived near to there, I found one or two of them to be revolting but, ……………. for the most part, they were alright [-X .


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    alittlebitfrench
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    @celticrambler wrote:

    @thomas16 wrote:

    I don’t think they want to like it as they don’t believe anyone else can make cheese.

    No, they don’t. :lol: I do love winding up the more defensive natives by asking them why, if France is so great a making cheese, why even tiddly little countries like Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands can each export more tonnes and €$s per capita than them? Just another example of the unlimited capacity of the French to ignore cold economic realities.

    (sorry ALBF!)

    The average French person could not give a sh?t……..sorry,…..monkeys about the economics of cheese.

    I have never stood in a queue on cheese counter in a French supermarket where the French person in front has asked for cheader cheese. Its about tradition, they want French cheese…..and good for them.

    That is the point. There is no market. No matter how nice it tastes on toast with bake beans washed down with a sausage roll, nobody in France cares. What is the point of selling something that nobody wants to eat. Unless of course you live in Dordogningham.

    French people eat cheader cheese when they go to the UK. Their first taste is an overpriced sogey cheeder cheese sandwich bought at some grim service station at the exit on the eurotunnel. They probably try to rid themselves of the taste with a stale cream bun ! Ummmm…..YUM !


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    Redbidet
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    I wish you would make your mind up.Is it Cheader cheese or Cheeder cheese you are going on about.
    I am also not surprised you have never heard a French person asking for cheader cheese,they know what they want and it sure is not an unknown, nae nonexistent cheese.


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    cj1
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    It’s a pity that France doesn’t attempt to market it’s cheeses to overseas markets as it might make a small improvement to the dire economic situation.
    On the whole French people don’t seem to be as adventurous as British (and other) people as regards food. In the UK there is a much wider selection of foods available from all over the world than can be found in France.


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    roadrat
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    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    @celticrambler wrote:

    @thomas16 wrote:

    I don’t think they want to like it as they don’t believe anyone else can make cheese.

    No, they don’t. :lol: I do love winding up the more defensive natives by asking them why, if France is so great a making cheese, why even tiddly little countries like Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands can each export more tonnes and €$s per capita than them? Just another example of the unlimited capacity of the French to ignore cold economic realities.

    (sorry ALBF!)

    The average French person could not give a sh?t……..sorry,…..monkeys about the economics of cheese.

    I have never stood in a queue on cheese counter in a French supermarket where the French person in front has asked for cheader cheese. Its about tradition, they want French cheese…..and good for them.

    That is the point. There is no market. No matter how nice it tastes on toast with bake beans washed down with a sausage roll, nobody in France cares. What is the point of selling something that nobody wants to eat. Unless of course you live in Dordogningham.

    French people eat cheader cheese when they go to the UK. Their first taste is an overpriced sogey cheeder cheese sandwich bought at some grim service station at the exit on the eurotunnel. They probably try to rid themselves of the taste with a stale cream bun ! Ummmm…..YUM !

    Well the fast food providers obviously disagree with you, because McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Dominoes etc. all regularly market special menus with Cheddar as a headline. But then again who are they do bow to your superior knowledge of all things French.


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    Redbidet
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    alittlebitfrench
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    @roadrat wrote:

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    Well the fast food providers obviously disagree with you, because McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Dominoes etc. all regularly market special menus with Cheddar as a headline. But then again who are they do bow to your superior knowledge of all things French.

    Cooool….I am just mucking about.

    But your list of French restaurants did make me chuckle.


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    roadrat
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    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    @roadrat wrote:

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    Well the fast food providers obviously disagree with you, because McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Dominoes etc. all regularly market special menus with Cheddar as a headline. But then again who are they do bow to your superior knowledge of all things French.

    Cooool….I am just mucking about.

    But your list of French restaurants did make me chuckle.

    Sad isn’t it. But could it just be that these are actually proving what people want? That most French people are deep down actually rather fed up with Roquefort salad and Tartiflette?

    Years ago we went on a Beano to the UK that included our local mayor, we took him to a local gourmet pub where they where serving deepfried Camembert with something like cranberry sauce. I thought he was going to lamp the waiter he was so disgusted. [-X


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    jsks
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    @loup-garou wrote:

    @jsks wrote:


    Of course it’s Wensleydale! The good folk of Hawes will be revolting.

    When I lived near to there, I found one or two of them to be revolting but, ……………. for the most part, they were alright [-X .

    I set up the punchline but it took a while for someone to use it.

    Consider yourself an honorary Wensleydalian for the day!

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    icey
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    @cj1 wrote:

    It’s a pity that France doesn’t attempt to market it’s cheeses to overseas markets as it might make a small improvement to the dire economic situation.
    On the whole French people don’t seem to be as adventurous as British (and other) people as regards food. In the UK there is a much wider selection of foods available from all over the world than can be found in France.

    There was a recent programme on tv following a French couple that were trying to do just that in India, they tried giving out free samples at a rather nice hotel and got a rather mixed response to the traditional french cheeses and it looked a nightmare trying to do business there.


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    bubbles1
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    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    @celticrambler wrote:

    @thomas16 wrote:

    I don’t think they want to like it as they don’t believe anyone else can make cheese.

    No, they don’t. :lol: I do love winding up the more defensive natives by asking them why, if France is so great a making cheese, why even tiddly little countries like Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands can each export more tonnes and €$s per capita than them? Just another example of the unlimited capacity of the French to ignore cold economic realities.

    (sorry ALBF!)

    .Unless of course you live in Dordogningham.

    IT IS DORDOGINESHIRE IF YOU PLEASE

    French people eat cheader cheese when they go to the UK. Their first taste is an overpriced sogey cheeder cheese sandwich bought at some grim service station at the exit on the eurotunnel. They probably try to rid themselves of the taste with a stale cream bun ! Ummmm…..YUM !

    TOTAL TOSH. FIRST TASTE MY OH HAD WAS IN AN ENGLISH PUB IN KENT EATING PLOUGHMANS AND WASHED DOWN WITH A PINT OF REAL ALE. HE LOVES IT AND I BUY MORE OF IT FOR HIM THAN I DO FOR ME :P


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    tasha
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    Yes Bubbles, but ALBF isn’t French – so what does he know? :lol:


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