19 September 2009

illegal activity…

cam01hi there. it’s not narcotics, but what is wrapped so preciously in the plastic bag is illegal in the states. and if it were easily obtainable, i’d happily break the law over and over back in texas!

cam02 the plastic is gone, and… another layer! but this time, of paper.

cam03have you guessed yet? it’s got the AOC mark…

cam04look at that powdered white beauty. and be thankful you can’t smell the real normandy camembert made from raw cow’s milk aged less than sixty days which is banned by the FDA. you aren’t allowed to import it, and you aren’t allowed to make it either. you just have to go to france, or raise your own cow in secret!

cam05none of the flavor was zapped by pasteurization, and oh boy was it delicious! and strong. and so good. mmmm i’m happy to finally taste REAL cheese!

posted by cathy in evreux at 3:26 pn about a cheese she had a few days ago in paris.

3 comments:

Kitchenlander said...

I didn't know that camembert was illegal in the States! But now that you tell me, I realise I never saw it, while living there.

That is so sad.

cathy said...

@kitchenlander: ah! yes. technically camembert itself is not banned, but any cheese made with raw milk that isn't aged for at least 60 days is illegal. so there are "camemberts" sold in the US, but they've been pasteurized, which has a completely different taste, and why they also don't get the AOC seal.

Lizzie Chen said...

I am so jealous that you get to be so close to those yummy food! I've never been to France, but at least I'll get to live through your photos! Keep posting lovely photos! :D