Murray's Cheese, that lovely hamlet of cheese wonder, stuck to its plan of throwing a "Goodbye Roquefort!" party yesterday; of course, Bez and I moseyed on over to eat cheese! Murray's gave a small tasting in their classroom area with two kinds of cheese to replace Roquefort with, should this tariff go through.
Persillé du Malzieu, a sheep's milk cheese made just beyond the boundaries of Roquefort. It is punchy and creamy, but I didn't find it as smooth as the Roquefort. Of the two, we liked this one more as a replacement.
Old Chatham Sheepherding Company. We found this to be texturally more like a feta than Roquefort, and definitely not as pungent.
For those of you wondering what other European goods will be double the price, here's a short list:
- Salted, in brine, dried, frozen, or smoked hams, shoulder, or cuts thereof, with bone-in, of swine
- Fresh, chilled, or frozen edible offal of bovine animals
- Ornamental dried flowers (French lavender?!)
- Fresh, chilled, or frozen meat and edible offal of poultry (foie gras)
- Truffles, fresh and chilled
- Rolled or flaked oats
- Chocolate weighing 2kg or less
- Lingonberry and raspberry jam (better go stock up on the Bonne Maman)
- French chestnuts
- Italian mineral waters or aerated waters (e.g. San Pellegrino)
For more information on the tariff, click here.
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