The event will be hosted by Roland Barthelemy, president of the Guilde International des Fromagers. Roland is recognized as an ambassador of the French cheese patrimony and has brought professionals together to celebrate their cheese companionship and to foster learning and recognition among their peers.
He started in the cheese business at the ripe old age of nine, helping his father select cheeses at the famous Les Halles Paris cheese market. Eventually, he opened his own shop/fromagerie in Paris. Fromagerie Barthélemy was for many years the official supplier of cheese to French presidents in the Elysée palace.
On December 7th, Roland is inviting us into his kitchen, in the south of France, to take us through his cheese recommendations for Christmas.
With a selection of French traditional cheeses, Roland will showcase innovative cooked cheese recipes and present a French classic cheeseboard for the Christmas table.
Roland’s cheese selection:
– Crottin de Chevre
– Saint André (triple creme)
– Chaumes le Crémier (Mont d’or Style)
– Le Petit Berthaut (Epoisses Style)
– Bleu d’Auvergne
– Saint Nectaire
– Tomme de Brebis
To taste along please visit your local cheesemonger, deli, farmshop or supermarket to purchase your selection. You can check many places to buy great cheese in our Where to Buy Cheese Directory too.