We have the daughter of a good friend of ours visiting us from France. Her mother is my good friend Robert Brunel’s girlfriend and owns a chocolate factory outside of Chateau Neuf du Pape: Chocolaterie Castelain.
She brought all kinds of chocolate and other delectables from Provence. More importantly she brought us a selection of fine French cheese.
It has been awhile since we have enjoyed unpasteurized French cheese and it is always a special occasion. It of course makes us yearn to return. It was all we could do to restrain my son from digging in to the platter before my parents arrived.