Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cheesy love


Happy Valentine's at the cheesemongers! Legend has it that French milkmaids during the Hundred Years War made heart-shaped Coeur de Bray ("farmstead cheese with a bloomy rind and mushroom aroma") to express their love to English soldiers stationed in Normandy. Apologies for the dark indoor photo!

26 comments:

Adele said...

Yum!! Happy Valentine's Day, Lulu!

Cloudia said...

worth its weight in chocolate!



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alp said...

Muy buena toma..me encanta el queso...un abrazo desde Murcia.

cieldequimper said...

Oh looool, I've got a Neufchâtel in the fridge!!!! Not the best cheese but not to be resisted on 14 Feb.! Happy Valentine's day!

Andy said...

Those French milkmaids were lovers at heat.

Mo said...

Yum

llandudnopictures said...

Mmmmmm, I can almost smell them all from here!

Hilda said...

These will get me any time! My husband says I'd eat anything with cheese. Which is mostly true.

Happy Valentine's Day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant Lulu, very different from chocs an flowers...also many people would say the whole idea of Valentine day is a wee bit cheesy haha!

Catherine said...

Ohh my husband would have a lot to say about those French milkmaids!! :) The packaging is sure cute though... Joyeuse Saint-Valentin!

BaysideLife said...

Big fan of cheese and these look yummy. Thanks for the historical info. Have a happy heart day.

a.s.m. said...

Simpática foto, que pases un buen día de San Valentín
Un saludo, Ángel

Small City Scenes said...

I love legends. Happy Heart Day to you. MB

LONDONLULU said...

Thank you for your comments! I'm chuckling away over many, many of them, so thank you also for the merry laugh:) Happy (cheesy) Valentine's everyone!

Reader Wil said...

Apart from David Attenborough I also like cheese!! I live not far from Gouda, city of cheese.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for the you Tube clip.it is really wonderful!

Laura said...

such fun photos:-)

LOLfromPasa said...

A classic, Lulu! You are so imaginative. Great post and Happy Valentine's Day to YOU!

Tanya Breese said...

happy valentine's day and you just reminded me that ash wanted me to get her those little baby belle cheeses for her lunches lol

Chrissy Brand said...

What a great post- though it's been a cheese-free and Valentines for me- but I did get chocolate ;-)

SRQ said...

Nothing says love like a block 'o cheese! Who could resist heart shaped cheese on Valentine's Day? Fun take on the day, LuLu.

Jack said...

Good looking cheeses here. I can be satisfied with just Cheddar.

Norma Beishir said...

I've never met a cheese I didn't like!

Red Nomad OZ said...

You're such a tease!! Just WHAT does it need to be served with to make it even more superb??!!

JM said...

My favourite displays at supermarkets are... cheese! :-)

William Kendall said...

Oh yummy!