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How cheesy......
How cheesy......

General De Gaulle said: 

"Comment voulez-vous gouverner un pays où il existe 258 variétés de fromage?"

(How can you govern a country which has two hundred and fifty eight varieties of cheese)?

Well, actually there are more than 400 cheeses these days but few or many, who knows enough to navigate the cheese stores in Paris? The shelves are stacked with so many unknown varieties. You start to feel uncomfortable, dizzy even, especially when an expert customer breezes in and in an off-handed manner asks for a dozen different selections with ease and confidence, leaving you in the dust of the great "fromage" unknown. Rather than risk ridicule, it just seems easier to mask your ignorance and slink away....

I am here to tell you not to go! And just for you I have enlisted the help of a fromager to solve the mystery. I found a lovely little shop in the 15eme arrondissement, on the Rue De La Convention by the name of "La Fromagerie". They were excited to help out and carved a considerable chunk of time in order for me to film Monsieur Duvivier, right in his shop. They were so sweet about everything that I would encourage you to go and say hello to them on your next trip to Paris. The best part is, from now on you will be the confident customer in charge of your cheese choices from now on! Start filling your basket!

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