Over the long holiday weekend, we drove down to J’s parents’ place in Franche-Comté. Because of the long drive (the train is too expensive for the three of us), we only had two full days there, but they were jam-packed!
Like many regions of France, Franche-Comté is home to many delicious cheeses including Comté. One of my favorite things about France is all the wonderful cheese, so of course, I’m always thrilled for these trips. Okay, it’s also really nice to see J’s family and friends, but we also always come back home with pounds of yummy cheese.
As the weather is turning cold, it’s the perfect time for fondu and Mont d’Or chaud (like a fondu but with just this one specific cheese and baked with wine in the oven), so we returned well stocked. We now have a fridge filled with different types of Comté (the older, the better in my opinion), Mont d’Or, cancoillotte, etc. I’m excited! Seriously, the slabs of Comté we have in the fridge are bigger than Elliot.
Cheese was definitely not absent from our diets over the weekend. Not only was it always readily available after the meal, but we also ate tartiflette (a potato dish with Reblochon cheese), pizza, and had a raclette. A raclette is where you melt cheese with an apparatus specifically for this meal and then pour said cheese over potatoes and charcuterie. Definitely not light meals to say the least.
Elliot also had a good weekend though he wasn’t allowed to have any cheese. He had fun running around the grassy yard and trying to make friends with Chat (J’s sister’s cat) who was having none of that.
Anyone do anything fun over the long weekend? What are you favorite French cheeses?